With the ongoing disruptions related to COVID-19 and everyone wanting/needing to eat at home more due to social distancing, which I totally understand and agree with, I wanted to attempt to provide you (my readers) with some recipes that won’t break the bank using ingredients that should be easy to find and use. I know for a lot of you, you might have kids at home and you might even be missing work. Hopefully we can help make choosing recipes for you and your family as easy, inexpensive, and simple as possible for you.
You may already have a decent supply of frozen proteins in your freezer or perhaps you stocked up on some ground beef and chicken at Costco and want to use those ingredients wisely. Josh and I are in the process of pulling together a few more dinner/round ups to help you out in that respect – more to come.
I understand that you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed by having your routines out of whack, and maybe cooking from home isn’t something you’re entirely comfortable with. I want to share with you that cooking can really be a joy and it can be a great stress reliever for you. You might even find a passion or hobby that you didn’t know you had before this! I can tell you from our own current experience – the last couple of nights, after having the same stressful, uncertain days everyone else was having, we lit some candles, turned on some music, and really just found some calm and relaxation in the simplicity of preparing a meal at home.
Keeping this all in mind, I’ve compiled list of 10 of my favorite recipes (okay, I threw in a bonus 11th one, too!) that smartly use the pantry and freezer to create great meals that your whole family will love and that you can return to for a great menu rotation!