I genuinely love to spend time in the kitchen….cooking, baking, organizing, however, I utterly hate doing dishes. I’d prefer to clean the bathroom (and I have two small boys) than spend my evening scrubbing pots.
This is where I get creative. To have a healthy, tasty dinner….with the least amount of pots as possible. It’s not always possible to accomplish this task. However, I have a few tried and true recipes that only require one pot that I save for those days I just don’t have a lot of time to be in the kitchen.
Beef and Vegetable Medley is also awesome because it’s a good way to use up the end of the week scraps of produce. During the summer, its’ fun to try and use as many farm stand veggies as you can.
Another way to change this up is slice, chop, mince, shred or spiralize your vegetables. The different textures make the dish make it fun. My kids love when I make ‘veggie noodles’ and devour them. If you don’t have a tool to do it, this one, is great.
To add a little heat when it’s just my husband and I, we add a few sliced jalapeno peppers to the mix!
If you need to stretch it out a bit, rice makes a perfect side. I will often add some cooked rice the next day to the leftovers and lunch is all set for everyone!