As the holidays near, we know that we have additional reason to cook, but generally less time or effort. On the years when we host our family and friends, we want to cook for them—but we don’t want to spend less time with them because we’re stuck in the kitchen.
On the years when we travel to someone else’s place, we have the urge to cook so that we can contribute to the meal, or at least so that we have leftovers to eat while we’re in transit—but we don’t have a lot of time when we’re wrapping things up at work, packing, and getting out of town.
During this cold winter, we’re turning to warm, one-pot dishes that are easy to throw together, nutritionally balanced, and inexpensive to produce. Although some of these dishes take over an hour to make in total, most of that time is often passive, like letting something stew or bake. Preparing food all in the same pot or pan reduces cleanup time, fuss, and helps us get on with the things that really matter. Like eating.
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