Prep Tips for making One Pot Meals

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Want to make one pot meals in a shorter time period?  Review these following tips and you will learn how:

  • cooking knivesMake sure your knives are sharp.  It is amazing how much faster you can cut up vegetables and meat if your knives have recently been sharpened.  There are a lot of knife sharpeners on the market, both manual and electric.  Once you sharpen your knifes you will quickly notice the difference and make it a point to take the 5 minutes it takes to sharpen all the knives in your draw at one time.  Another advantage of keeping your knives sharp is that you are less likely to cut yourself.  When knives are dull, we tend to slip when cutting food and when this happens we cut ourselves.  So if you don’t have a knife sharpener, immediate get one for yourself.
  • Plan your meals for the week and do all the prep work ahead of time.  Cut up all vegetables and place them in separate plastic bags or containers.  Cut up all meats and place them in separate containers.  Make it a family project on the weekends and then during the week, all you need to do is the cooking.  This cuts down on the time in the kitchen and helps relieve the stress of weekday meals.  The secret to this is not only is the prep done but also the decision of “What’s for dinner?” is decided, which can cause the most stress.
  • Brining is the secret to giving flavor and keeping poultry moist.  It is easy and simple to do and no special cookware is needed.  It is also called salting a chicken.  It changes the muscular texture of poultry and causes it to turn out tender.  You also add spices to flavor the chicken so most of the work is done when it comes to cooking the chicken or adding it into the pressure cooker or slow cooker.  Stay tune because the following post on this website will be more detailed instructions on how to brine poultry.
  • kabobsSome might consider Kabobs a “one pot” meal.  The secret again is in the preparation.  If you cut up everything on the weekend, it can become a quick weekday meal.  Just remember, if you are using wooden skewers to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before putting the food on them to prevent them from burning during the grilling process.

If you have any other prep ideas to make the cooking process a faster endeavor, we would love to hear them in the comment box below.

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