Shortcut dinners save time and stress
Like my mother always said, why spend extra time in the kitchen making dinner when you don't have to? Many strategic home cooks employ a strategy that we call “cook once, eat for days.” In this idea, you prep the main ingredient for several meals in one day, and then that main ingredient yields tasty — and easy — dinners for several more days. You can eat your “leftover” recipes a couple of days later and a couple of days after that, or freeze the primary component for future meals. Genius!
This roundup features recipes where the main make-ahead ingredient is meat, but not to worry, we also have a veg version of cook once, eat for days for vegetarian or vegetarian-leaning families.
First up: slow-cooker brisket