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Cooking Simple Meals

Updated on June 7, 2013

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Cooking is simple. Pick a recipe you like; be sure you have the ingredients and tools that are needed, follow the instructions, making sure to add the exact amounts called for and cook for the appropriate time and you are well on your way to cooking simple but tasty meals.

Keeping it simple is the way to begin. If you are new to cooking then do not wander from the recipe. Once you can make a dish without referring to the page then you are ready to improvise.

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. This may be whole wheat toast and peanut butter with fruit and yogurt or hot or cold cereal. Breakfast is the day’s most important meal. It is also one of the easiest meals to prepare. Better yet, when your breakfast is scrambled eggs or an omelet, it can be lunch or supper as well. Eggs are versatile food and many eggs dishes are not that hard to make.


Soup is a great one pot dish and can make a complete meal or one course of a more complex meal. either way the stock is key. once you are able to make a good soup stock whether it is meat, chicken, fish or vegetable you are well on your way to making a great bowl of soup. Soup can be a great first dish or a complete meal. It all depends upon what you put in the stock.

Soup is a good lunch or supper dish and you, if you have a pot that is big enough make sufficient so you can freeze some for another day. Making extra when you are cooking is a good investment in time and money. Proper planning enables you to prepare ahead and always have something on hand when you did not make it to the grocery store or do not feel like spending much time making dinner.

Stew is another regular in our home especially during the long winter months. Often, I use my slow cooker to make stew, especially on days when I know that I am going to be busy and have little time to do the job right. I’ll prepare the vegetables, diced and sliced the night before and have them ready for the next morning when I put in all together.

Planning helps. I only plan my meals about three days ahead and always have alternatives available should our schedule change. A shopping list is a must when buying groceries as is the do not shop on an empty stomach. If you do you may wind up with a bunch of empty calories in the house when you get home.

Stir frying is a great way to make dinner fast, especially if you have the ingredients prepared ahead of time, but, even if you need to slice and dice first it does not take long to turn a few basic items into a great tasting supper. Cooking is simple. enjoy.

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    I agree the added value to learning the basics is considerable, thanks for commenting.

  • Sally's Trove profile image

    Sherri 

    7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

    Great advice for everyone. Simple cooking is not only a building block for learning how to become an accomplished cook, it is also the foundation of healthy eating. Up and awesome!

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