Cooking for One has been added because I am tired of hearing people say they can’t cook anything. It’s so easy. I’m a big believer in short cuts, you will not find me out on the farm harvesting wheat to make bread. I don’t have time for that. There are really easy ways to make great food.
The majority of the meals I make, I use my stove top skillet, the toaster oven or the microwave. I am only one person and don’t need to heat up an entire oven to cook only one or two portions. My toaster oven is big enough to fit a loaf pan. Just because I don’t use my oven doesn’t mean I can’t make simple but excellent tasting food in a short amount of time.
A few tips I could give are:
1. Cook with your nose. When it smells good, it’s probably done
2. Cook with you eyes. If it’s bubbling around the edges (mac n cheese) it’s heated all the way through, it’s done.
3. Cook with your hands. Don’t be afraid to poke things. You can almost always cook things a little bit longer, but it’s hard, if not impossible to cook things for less time. Let me know if you figure out how to do that.
Below are some of my favorite and easy recipes to get you started.