As a woman who dislikes shopping, cooking, and cleaning, I actually do a lot of it. It’s not that I hate being in the kitchen, I’m just not very good. I get distracted. Things get left out of recipes or are forgotten in the oven. My long-suffering family knows that if the smoke alarm is going off again, dinner is ready.
I’m also not the kind of person who snacks or picks at her food. I get hungry. Really, really hungry. I even eat more than my husband. And not being the type of heroine who waits for someone to feed her, or who likes fast food, I cook. All of the recipes use healthy (mostly) ingredients and can be adapted for different diets (gluten-free, no dairy, Whole30, etc.)
Many recipes also use slow cookers. While I don’t love food boiled into submission, my slow cooker (with the right recipes) has saved dinnertime.
Ironically, I do a lot of cooking for large crowds of family and teenagers who tend to appear unexpectedly. So over the years, I’ve developed a number of recipes that require few ingredients and are easy to make. I prefer recipes with five ingredients or less. Some have more, but I don’t count spices. LOL. All of these recipes have been kid-approved, teen-enjoyed, and loved by in-laws. As long as those three groups are happy, so am I.
These recipes have also saved me while I’m on writing deadlines and working 18 hours a day. Because even when we’re all working/studying crazy hours, we always stop and eat dinner together. It’s one of the few rules in the house. (The other rules are mostly for the our dog.)
Yes, the recipes are that simple.
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Main Dishes (Beef)
Main Dishes (Poultry)