With life as busy as it is, sometimes it seems impossible to even begin to start making large meals. If you work all day long, cooking a gourmet meal seems like something you simply cannot do. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make good meals for yourself and your family without spending hours on cooking.
For starters, concentrate on one ingredient or one meal. Do you want to do something special with chicken? Do you want to make a killer dessert? Instead of planning an entire meal, try to stick to one new dish at a time. That will cut down your cooking time, and you will be able to really focus on how delicious one dish is instead of cooking and sampling a slew of new things at once.
Next, you are going to have to plan just a little bit. Once you decide to make hummingbird cake, for example, you are going to need to be sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Because you will likely not have the time during the week, try to buy what you need on the weekend. That way you have the ingredients ready for when you are.
In addition to shopping on the weekend, consider cooking meals and storing them on the weekend. This may seem like a lot of work for your only days off during the week, but it does save you time during your work days. If you think it’s too much, try shopping on one night during the week.
You can cook new meals that are delicious and make you feel like a gourmet. All you must do is be sure to follow the tips above. They will help you streamline the process and make the task more manageable for you so that you can eat the foods you’ve always wanted to try–without feeling stressed while you’re doing it.