This post is the third in a series about about food, grocery shopping, cooking, and good home cook kitchen habits. I'm learning as I go. Please weigh in with your secrets, tips, and tricks. There is always something new to learn in the kitchen!
Cook a little something everyday. This is a little mantra of mine.
To keep up with the high food demand in my house, I try to cook a little something every single day. Sometimes, it's as simple as hard boiling some eggs or baking banana bread. Whatever, cooking a little something everyday keeps my momentum going, saves money, and ensures that there is always something homemade in the house.
I always do this cooking in the morning or early afternoon and never during the dinner prep hour. Sometimes, the cooking is in preparation for our dinner meal, but more often than not it's for breakfasts or snacks.
I add it on to one of those things I have to do like laundry or unloading the dishwasher. It's part of running the household and not subject to my feelings. Cook a little something everyday - sometimes I feel it, and a lot of times not. Regardless, I'm always glad I did it!
A couple of weeks ago, I made a quiche adapted from this recipe, doubled it, and took one to a friend.
3/4 cup milk or half and half
4-5 slices cooked bacon
handfuls of spinach
half a cup diced carrot
half a cup diced onion
1 cup good cheddar cheese
tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper to taste
Cook bacon, dice into bite size pieces, set aside.
Heat carrots and onions in a little butter in a pan on the stove until tender, add spinach and slightly wilt.
Beat eggs, add half and half, then combine the rest of the ingredients.
Pour into a greased pie dish and cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done.