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By the end of the week, on the eve of my shopping day, I take all the vegetables out of my refrigretator, chop them up, add garlic and onions, a few herbs and spices, stick them all in an oven pan sprinkled with i teaspon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and bake them for 20-30 min, and voila! Yum
Put your thumb and index finger together and feel the fleshy part under your thumb - this is what rare feels like. Now put thumb and middle finger together, this is medium, thumb and ring finger, medium well and thumb and pinky together, well. You can feel how the flesh of your thumb gets more firm
Yesterday, there were four pork steaks in the package for around $8.00. I bought them and took them home. I used Pam in the pan and fried each one until it was brown on each side. Then I put it in a baking dish with some water in the bottom and then baked it at 250 until they were done, several
On a few weekends I cook a few "large" meals. We than measure them ie a cup of chilli, put them in vacuum bags and freeze. They stay fresh for an extended period of time with the vacuum bags, we always have a variety on hand to take for lunch or for a quick dinner when we don't feel like cooking
When we order a pizza we eat less than half so I wrap it well and freeze the leftovers. Then we heat it when we want pizza again either for dinner with a salad or a slice for lunch. We don't like a lot of cheese or sauce at all so we mainly get fresh tomato, broccoli and onion with a little cheese
I know exactly what I need to insure I have enough to cook my quick, cheap, healthy meals on the fly. If I have frozen chicken breasts and pork chops or tofu and microwaveable bags of veggies, I can usually interchange with salad mix and a starch and have a fresh meal in 10 minutes!