Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cooking for One or Two

If you’re an empty-nester, cooking for two or even just for yourself: Try cooking the main course (your meat or fish) in the toaster oven. I’ve found that the meat is much better because it’s cooked near the cooking element. The cooking time is shorter, and much of the meat’s moisture is retained.

There are all types of dishes made from ceramic, Pyrex, and non-stick metal that will fit in the oven. Just make sure to take your measurements (width, depth, and height) inside the oven before shopping for a dish, to make sure it’ll fit. Make sure you don’t get the dish too high as you don’t want the dish to touch the top heating element. In a pinch, put the meat/fish in foil wrap, add ingredients and cook in the toaster oven.

***You’ll need to watch your entrée until you figure out the exact cooking time, as it will be a lot faster than the conventional oven, but so much better in taste!

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