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My husband is awesome at making eggs in the morning, as well as brownies or sandwiches, but he doesn’t fix a lot of from-scratch larger meals. This is fine, of course, because I like cooking.
However, if I’m at work and he’s off, sometimes I’m at a loss when he says “What should I have ready when you come home?”
Really, although I know he’s not stupid I don’t think I can say, “Oh, make this recipe” or “Can you have some bread rising?” Usually, what comes out is more like, “Can you make some mac n cheese?” or “I’ll just heat up some leftovers.” And even though I know he can cut up chicken and vegetables, I don’t always feel like asking him to take time from other things to do that.
I work long shifts, so there’s no way I can put anything in the slow cooker before work, because even if I had it on low it would burn to a crisp!
SO! I made a plan:
Prepare ahead of time.
I wanted to make my Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken for Bogdan to enjoy while I was at work for an afternoon/evening shift. I could, of course, enjoy leftovers when arriving home at a non-mealtime.
Prepare the ingredients. (This is not hard for this SUPER EASY dish, but still a good example.) 🙂 Chop the onions, cut fat off the chicken, and set out the pineapple. Leave directions to drain the pineapple, etc. and put in the crock pot on low 5 hours before eating.
It’s simple, we are eating what we have instead of turning to ready-prepared foods, and I don’t have to feel guilty if I have no leftovers at home when I’m at work!