Since Chad went off to school, I’m really shocked at how little cooking I’m doing. I never thought of Chad as eating a lot but I guess he did and the milk! We’ve one from 2 gallons a week to where one half gallon isn’t even being used before the expiration date. A lot of the cooking while Chad was here was because he doesn’t like casseroles and stews . . he likes one dish of meat, a couple of side dishes and bread.
I took my iron skillet Dutch oven with us to Arkansas and even though the cabin had pots and pans, I only used that one skillet the whole week. Yes, we did use the grill a lot but I started thinking about all the time I used to spend in the kitchen . . planning meals, cooking, cleaning up and I think I like these one dish meals.
What I’ve decided to do is try making one dish meals every day for a while and see how it goes. Just weekdays . . we’ll do our regular cooking on weekends. And, when I say “one dish”, I don’t really mean that our whole meal will be one dish. I may serve whatever I cook over rice or pasta, and we’ll probably have a salad and bread too but I’m really going to try to limit the main cooking to one pot.
And, of course, you’ll come along with me for this ride! I’ll entitle each post as ODM (for one dish meal) and then the name of the recipe so for those not interested, you can just skip right over that post.
How does that sound?