I'm loving and living for Facebook Live. If you missed last week's Q & A Thursday you can watch it here.
Y'all asked tons of Qs and so sorry I missed some - they were coming in so fast and furious and I was trying so hard to keep up. But I made a promise to elaborate on some of the more popular Qs with a post.
Not one to break my promises...
Here's my cooking for two love letter to Lily and Menachem who each asked separately about cooking for 1 or 2. (Maybe you guys want to get together? The Jewish mother in me simply can't help but try to make a match!)
But it's not just singles and newlyweds who want tips for two. We've had tons of empty nesters over the years ask us this very same Q. So for the young and young at heart here are some great recipes and ideas for cooking for 1 or 2!
1. Made to Last
I suggest cooking a core recipe that can sit (and may be even better after a day or 2) in the fridge.
Start with an easy oven roasted chicken.
Here are a few of my faves.
2. Turn Leftovers Into Rightovers
Just because the recipe was built to last doesn't mean you have to go and eat the same thing, day-after-day, for 3 days straight! On the first night enJOY your roast chicken just like it was meant to be eaten. On days 2 and 3 use the leftover chicken in new and creative recipes that will make you feel like you are eating something entirely new--because you are!
Apply the same chicken concept to beef.
Make 1 of the following:
And turn leftovers into 1 of the following:
Or take the time to make a BIG batch of quinoa that you can rock all week with these tasty recipes:
4. Halve It
Not every recipe can easily be halved. But the following have been vetted just for this purpose--so when halving a recipe listed below you can be sure that the sum of its parts is as great as the whole.
Use remaining beans for MEXICAN QUESADILLAS
Making a second appearance in this post but only because it's that deserving of a recipe.
And if you are looking for more mouths to feed - you can always call me!
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