In the Pantry: Must-Haves for a Well-Stocked Pantry. If you want to spice up your recipes and save money, you need to begin with a well-curated cupboard.
What should you have within arm's reach at all times? Start with a good salt and a good pepper. One suggestion is to keep two salts on hand: a kosher salt and a high-quality salt to use as a finishing touch on whatever you are serving. And of course salt can't be far from pepper, so stock your pantry with real peppercorns and a quality peppermill. Related: Making your kitchen sizzle - 5 oils every pantry should have Next, make sure you have an oil that can withstand high temperatures for tasks such as searing, grilling, and sautéing. Related: 13 must-have items for your pantry Now add some vinegars to your pantry. Then stock your pantry with sweetness. In addition to the salt, the sweet, the pepper, and the acid, keep some savory items in your pantry, such as tomato paste or soy sauce.
After you've stocked your seasonings, make sure you have a selection of starches available. Related links. Recipe Index. Recipes. A Busy Mom's Slow Cooker Adventures: Recipe Index. Once a Month Cooking and Freezing Recipes Tips Lessons. Once a month cooking is a very popular topic.
There are entire web sites devoted to recipes, hints, and rules (and my first cookbook, Everything Meals for a Month). If you have an reliable, large freezer and want to devote one weekend a month to a marathon cooking session, OAMC is an excellent way to save time. There are a few ways to tackle OAMC. You can cook double batches of your favorite recipes and freeze them in smaller containers; you can cook 20 individual recipes and freeze them; or you can buy a large quantity of meats and ingredients, cook a large batch of starter foods (meats, spaghetti sauce or chili) and then make lots of different casseroles and entrees from the starter.
You have to be very organized to cook such a large amount of food at one time, keep it safe and package and label well. PlanThere is an excellent program at Cook Once a Month that I would recommend to learn how to cook this way. Once a Month Cooking Meal Plans. About.com: FreezingPreparedFoods. Freezing Foods: A Real Time-Saver Article. 1000's of Free Slow Cooker Recipes, Videos, How-To Slow Cook Guides and More! Recipe Index. 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Breakfast. Stephanie O'Dea slow cooking expert and mom to three A Year of Slow Cooking 2008 Flashback April 5: Pound Cake April 6: Chicken Teriyaki April 7: Gumbo Table of Contents BeveragesBreakfastAppetizersDips & FondueSoups & StewsBeansSide DishesFish & SeafoodChickenTurkeyVegetarianLight & HealthyBeef & LambPorkFun StuffFlopDessertIndex Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Breakfast Wake up to a fully-cooked breakfast!
Add this recipe to ZipList! Posted by Stephanie O'Dea at 10:06 AM 11 comments: Sarah said... You are a lifesaver!! December 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM Jane said... Wow, great idea to use the slow cooker for breakfast too. December 7, 2010 at 12:22 PM Melinda said... Peanut clusters for breakfast? December 7, 2010 at 1:17 PM Stephanie O'Dea said... LOL, Melinda! December 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM greenmomintheburbs said... So...how do you get around the short cooking times for these? December 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM December 7, 2010 at 7:24 PM shannon_in_love said... you should have put #14 as #1...IMHO.
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