Homemade: Easy Crock-pot & Skillet Meals

February 1, 2012

Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

If you haven’t already, check out yesterday’s post on Why Homemade is Better. It’s pretty informative and a good argument as to why making your food at home is the best option in so many ways.

Since yesterday we covered Homemade is Better in terms of taste, nutrition, and price, today we’ll be going over serving size and ease. And then, since you stuck around and read through all of this typing (you read it, right?), you’re getting rewarded with a few super easy and super delicious recipes to try out and love.

Then repeat.

Why Homemade is Better Continued

Serving Size: This can go both ways, but I love being able to go back to the salad bowl at the dinner table and taking my second helping of the incredible salad that I’ve made. I find that my salads made at home are FAR beyond any I’ve had at a restaurant, probably ever. I can’t necessarily do this at a restaurant, or even want to.

At home you have the privilege or putting down your fork half way through your plate or picking up the fork for a second helping. At home you can fill your plate or portion it correctly, which is pretty small portions if you’re going with real portion sizes. You can tempt yourself with more or less, not having to worry about telling your waiter or waitress to only bring you half of the meal, boxing up the other half. And at home, you can easily package up your leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch, just as you could at a restaurant.

All this said, there are some restaurants that are definitely catering to the “healthy ones” out there. So many more places are on the sustainable, organic, whole foods bandwagon. I’m happy about this but it doesn’t stop me from making my delicious meals at home. I still go out to eat, have a good meal out, and then go home for the rest of the week to make my own creative dishes in comfort. 🙂

Ease: Homemade is easy, believe it or not. Much easier than some of you can even imagine. Think about this, you get home late from work, you’re starving, your family is cranky and hungry, and you just do not feel like slaving in the kitchen to make something to eat.

Oh! But you plugged in and turned on your crock-pot before you left the house this morning! Solution has been presented. Dinner is now done.

See! There is a solution to every problem. 🙂

Now you’ve been provided with all the tips you need to justify eating at home and start getting familiar with the kitchen. You have the tools, now take the recipes!

Here are some ideas for made-at-home meals that are quick, easy, and absolutely delicious!

These two recipes I have been LOVING recently. They’re insanely good, filled with flavor and lots of great, homemade love. Try them out and see if you can become a homemade-cook yourself. 😉

 

 

Wait, wait! There’s more!

 

Both of these recipes are absolutely wonderful. Both are definitely keepers and I highly suggest you try them out! Why not?! They take little time, care, and attention. 😉

Again, if you haven’t read Why Homemade is Better for the basics of why, go read it now! Promise, it’s good stuff.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole March 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Many thanks!

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Jessica February 5, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I totally agree with you…home made is better! These recipes all look great…you have inspired me to break out the old crock pot 🙂

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Lori February 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Yay! What are you going to throw in your crock-pot??

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Pure2raw twins February 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM

yum, just ate dinner now I am hungry again haha
Stir fry are always fun to make, so you think I would make them more 😉

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Katie February 1, 2012 at 1:16 PM

You’ve been pinned. That Korean marinaded chicken will be amazing with my kimchi….when it finished fermenting. 😀

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