7) Make Extra
Leftovers save time like no other kitchen hack. Throwing something in the microwave is faster than cooking from scratch, dialing take out, or sitting in a drive through. For that reason, adding a little extra prep time to cooking a meal by making more saves time in the long run. This is especially easy to do with Crockpot or one-pot recipes, such as stew or a casserole. Just double the recipe and throw everything in the pot. Just be sure to check the size of the cooking pot meets the recommended size for that particular recipe. If you have a smaller pot, don’t increase the recipe by more than the pot can hold. Invest in microwaveable and freezer safe containers to save your food in so that all you have to do is remove the lid the next day, or defrost it, and heat it up.
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