Ever gaze at your pantry and have no idea what to make? Right now, more than ever, using what we have to the best of our ability is paramount. Below are a few super-simple meals utilizing basic ingredients while maximizing flavor.
We understand that everyone's pantry and freezer is different, and it's possible not everyone has everything listed here — but that's where it gets fun. Need rosemary, but only have thyme? Try it out! Short on cream, but have some milk? That'll do. Recipe calls for chicken breast and you're loaded up on thighs? No sweat. Only have white wine but need red? Drink a glass and try it out. Provolone and only have cheddar? Bring it on. Be creative and share a home-cooked meal with loved ones.
The mid-week answer to "what's for dinner?" Jazz up that basic breast with a few simple ingredients.
Being a larger cut, Tri-Tip makes the best leftovers. Enjoy the dinner, and then make rice bowls or tacos or sandwiches with the leftovers.
Pounds and pounds of beans? No problem! A cold gray days calls for warm, creamy beans — without standing over the stovetop.
Comfort much? Tangy tender chicken piled on a soft bun — sign us up for seconds.
Four ingredients — including salt and pepper. From a work to flavor standpoint don't think this one can be beat.
Making your own dry rubs is a way to elevate any dish. Use this rub on any meat or veggie (the recipe makes extra!)
Call it a week and dive into this comforting dish. Or heck, have it on a Tuesday — there are no rules anymore.
Time to Cook!
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