I’m trying to get back into actually enjoying cooking at home this year. Cooking at home used to be my favorite activity, but since moving into an apartment with a kitchen for hobbits I’ve found it a little less fun. Having amazing recipes definitely helps, though. And by amazing, I mean recipes that are incredibly simple and don’t involve buying one-time fancy ingredients I will never use again. Here are the recipes we’ve actually been making over and over in our 2 grad student house…
All on one pan:
-Pulled chicken: add four chicken breasts to crockpot, dump a can of black beans, can of corn, and jar of salsa on top. Cook on low for 8 hours, shred chicken with a fork to combine, serve on tortillas.
Trader Joe’s Hacks
-Combine 1 carton tomato roasted red pepper soup, 1 can cuban style black beans (drained), & ½ package frozen fire roasted corn, heat up on stove
-Prepare a package of Trader Joe’s ravioli (8 oz), add ½ cup frozen peas for the last minute, drain, add ½ container of Boursin cheese, a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper
-Dump Trader Joe’s fried rice and potstickers into one pan and stir fry (can also add frozen veggies you have on hand)