I grew up with big family dinners and it's impossible for me scale down and cook just enough for my family of 3. So I often make double batches of sauces and stews (even quiche!) and freeze some. This makes emergency dinners easy and variable! I also did a lot of canning of sauces (like marinara, mole, chile verde) this last summer, which have come in handy.
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|3/19/13 11:58 AM|
Two words: pressure cooker. But it takes a couple of tries to get it right. After soaking for an hour in hot water, pinto beans will only take 3 minutes to cook under pressure. Be gentle though. Blasting the heat will pop the beans, which is only acceptable if making refried beans. And don't forget the garlic and smoked ham hock!
How To Cook Beans on the Stove Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
|1/15/13 2:03 PM|
I love and hate Craigslist. Scored a genuine Moeller table and 5 chairs and have sold several items without a hitch. BUT I guess I was due a bad experience. My last sale was the queen Mandal bed from Ikea. A person put a deposit on it, but it sat disassembled in my living room for 3 days, because he could not find a way to pick it up. I insisted he come or the bed would be sold to someone else. When he finally did show up, he came in a Mini Cooper packed with his mother and brother-in-law!! He expected to tie some of pieces to his roof rack, but the rope he brought was barely better than dental floss. There was no way he would get down the block without something falling off. And here's the kicker: he asked if we had the original box the frame came in. Um, no...we didn't keep the Ikea box! I just gave him back his deposit and sent him on his way. This is why I hate Craigslist.
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|12/18/12 5:22 PM|