I definitely agree with crockpot and casserole recipes.
Crock pots are fabulous for someone who hates to cook! You can make the simplest meals in there.
Buy a bag of frozen meatballs, toss them in there with a jar of spaghetti sauce or brown gravy and let cook all day. Serve over noodles.
Throw a pork roast, sliced onion and bottle of your favorite bbq sauce in the crock pot. Cook on low all day. Shred it and serve it on buns or with rice.
Toss some cut up chicken breasts in the crock pot with a bottle of teriyaki sauce and a bag of frozen stir fry veggies. Cook on low 6 hours or so and serve over rice.
If you have extra time one day, get some ziploc baggies, some meat and some marinades. Toss them in baggies, mark them with a sharpie so you know what's in them and put them in the freezer.
Then all you have to do is open the freezer, pull out what you want for dinner, throw it in the crock pot (still frozen) and let it cook all day. All you have to do is make side dishes to go with it.
Some combos might be chicken with bbq sauce in one baggie, pork chops with italian dressing in another baggie, steak tips with teriyaki sauce in another baggie, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Semi Homemade. Use rotisserie chicken can be a massive short cut for many recipes. I can have chicken and noodles on the table in less than 30 minutes by using store bought chicken stock, frozen egg noodles, and a rotisserie chicken. Chicken enchiladas, chicken rice casserole, etc... all sorts of recipes can be made super easy by a rotisserie chicken.
Sorry, girl - if you bring kids into the world, you have to feed them. Good food - not fast food garbage. Go to tasteofhome.com - they have easy recipes. They have an awesome magazine too. We all started out learning to boil water and make toast. You can do it! Yes, you will burn things and mess things up - but that's how we learn.
Now get cookin'!
I second the rotisserie chicken advice! It's just as cheap as buying and roasting a whole chicken yourself.
Get a good set of knives.
What some good cooking shows. Learn how to use knives, learn how food comes together, how it works.
Once you do that, you won't be intimidated.
hum i think like a tom boy when i am cooking it helps.
tuna noodle casserole i do not know the recipe thow google it
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