Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I always think before I open the refrigerator to start cooking or even making sandwiches. I try to take eveyrthing out at 1 time that I will be using for that meal. That way I am not opening and closing the refrigerator a bunch of times.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a coulple of cookie sheets with foil. Use the whole pound lay them in single rows. Bake them for 15 min. You don't even have to turn them over. No Mess, No Fuss. Let them cool. Put in refrig. in ziplock bag. Heat in microwave. So good! Bacon for a week.
If you don't cut the root end off and work with the other end of the onion it won't make you cry or your eyes water.
Wear tight fitting goggles to prevent the chemicals in onions from entering your eye. It really works! Amazon sells special Onion Goggles and they look sporty, cool, and a tad nerdy.
If you find your soup, stew or casserole is too salty, add a piece of peeled potato: it will absorb some of the salt and can be discarded before serving.
Crisp Cutlets--both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian need to be crisp to be tasty.Instead of using Bread to achieve this I use Oat Bran for the desired effect..Into the Cutlet mix I add 1 beaten egg and Oat Bran to bind the mix together.Shape it in desired shapes,brush with melted butter and bake.
I love crunchy and sweet! To satisfy that craving I put washed grapes in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. Then put them in single servings in "snack size" plastic bags and put all of the bags in a thicker freezer bag. It's a great "go to" snack. 1 serving = 1 cup at 60 calories!
i cook meals 5 to 6 times a week. i had to add fast food on my count because i couldn't find it in my tracker. like sausage gravy.
I enter ingredients measured in grams. After the meal is done, I figure out how many servings it makes and weigh one portion in grams. I then change the title to include the amount of grams in one serving. I can freeze in larger portions and don't have to remember serving size.
When I am pressed for time due to kids activities, appointments and/or holidays, I bulk cook our supper's main dishes for a week or two at a time. Then I am able to put it in the crockpot or pull it out of the freezer and have it thawed by the time I get home.