Three Times A Charm
(NAPSA) – There’s a simple way to cut down the amount of time you spend in the supermarket and the kitchen. Instead of shopping to create unique recipes every day of the week, use a variation on one theme. You can stretch meals, budget and time by cooking a main recipe once and using it two or three times throughout the week in different forms.
Take this recipe for Red Pepper Braised Short Ribs. You can double the recipe in a large pan and it won’t take any longer to cook. The first night you can enjoy it as a main course. Then pull leftovers off of the bone and store in the fridge for later in the week.
From soups to sandwiches, there’s an enormous amount of delicious dining opportunities here. Slather the leftover short rib meat with BBQ sauce and put it on a whole grain bun for sandwiches the next day. Later in the week, you’re a step ahead on a quick minestrone. There you go: one meat, three meals, using up every last bit of flavor.