Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hands-Off Cooking

This week, I have been doing what I like to call hands-off cooking. This kind of cooking has a little before-hand preparation, and then it cooks for an hour or so and is ready. And, if that's not enough, almost every time only one or dishes are used! Since I'm not so tired from cooking an intensive hands-on dinner, I have also been doing the dishes right away--and this makes for a very relaxing night afterwards! Sure these meals may not be the healthiest, but they are delicious, portions are smaller, and they are a good deal!

So what have I been making?

Hands On Part - Heat Grill to high, mix spices and rub lightly into ribs, place on grill, reduce heat to low.
Hands Off Part - Cook for an hour
Hands On Part - Make some side (I made Jiffy corn muffins, 40 minutes into the Hands Off Hour)

Taco Salad
Hands On Part - Brown meat, drain, add spices
Hands Off Part - Simmer for 15 minutes
Hands On Part - Set out other ingredients for the taco salad

French's Hot Wings & Betty Crocker's Loaded Baked (scalloped) Potatoes
Hands On Part - Preheat oven, mix spices with chicken, whisk ingredients for potatoes, put everything in the oven
Hands Off Part - Cook for 50 minutes
Hands On Part - Serve

Isn't this great?!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Joey likes taco salad?