So as you can tell from my posts (or lack of posts I should say) I have had a difficult time getting back to work (I am a teacher) and back to my children's school schedules.There is the initial challenge of getting everyone where they need to be in the morning. After work is one big taxi ride between a gazillion activities (baseball, soccer, religion, etc...) I finally feel like I am getting the hang of it (in October!).
My next challenge is DINNER! I have tried crockpotting it, cooking ahead, eating pancakes, it just so hard for me. My kids are not picky eaters, they just are basic- chicken, macaroni, and a veggie. I am really trying to watch our grocery budget lately. We are spending too much money on fast food and take-out because I am just so exhausted by the time we get home after all our our stops.
In my last supermarket visit, I found this:
PERDUE OVEN READY ROASTER
This was super easy to make and NO MESS!
All I did was preheat the oven (400 degrees), lined a roasting pan with aluminum foil, and opened the outer bag. Inside was a marinated roaster in a cooking bag. I cut a small slit, plopped the bagged bird onto the pan, and popped it in the oven.
I followed the cooking directions as listed and an hour and 45 minutes later, I have a delicious roasted chicken.
I paid $8.99 for the roaster. Yes, I know that if I shopped around I could have probably gotten a better deal on the chicken and marinated it myself. This is a great alternative if you are in a rush and want a healthy and easy meal. This is much a better option than fast food or take-out and cheaper, too! I served my roaster with corn on the cob (from the farm- YUM) and a ceasar salad (E Tu salad kit).
The Perdue Oven Ready Roasters make a great meal and are worth giving a try. I have not checked prices from store to store, so they may even be cheaper depending on where you shop. Maybe there is even a coupon?
What are your cooking shortcuts? Share them!