Sometimes, Even We Don’t Feel Like Cooking

I think we here at Feaston could sum up the past week or so with one word: ugh!

I know we’re not alone — it’s the middle of winter, it’s cold out, it’s dark, the weather is iffy and sometimes, life just gets in the way of a good meal. Trust us — we KNOW!

But even if you’re not starting a meal from scratch, we still have a few kitchen tips for you.Like, the very best way to heat up cold pizza is to set your oven to the highest temperature (not broil) and let it warm up. When it’s totally preheated, place your pizza in the oven and turn it off. That’s right – off. Let your pizza sit in the oven for three minutes and it will be just as good as it was when you first got it. Believe it.

Of course, times are hard and people are cutting back left and right. The cheapest and easiest meal in the world can often be found between two good slices of bread. Don’t underestimate the power of a good sandwich! We like pepper turkey, Dijon mustard and tomato slices. But do what feels right to you.

If you really want a penny saving tip, here’s one for you: instead of buying chicken broth, try freezing leftover chicken (or beef) bones, and add to it any vegetables you have on hand that are just about to turn bad. Keep it all in a large Tupperware container and once that’s full, transfer everything to a soup pot, cover with water and boil for 30 to 45 minutes. YUM!

Got a clever kitchen tip? Share it in the comments below!

In the meantime, here’s what’s cooking at Feaston this week:

Cheese Ravioli and Pomodoro Sauce – a weeknight meal that comes together in 30 minutes flat

Endive and Tuna Salad is quick, healthy and delicious

and Cassoulet Chicken Thighs taste like they’ve cooked all day, but this dish is ready in under an hour

We also have a very special Thursday Thursday for you this week courtesy of our friends at Weyerbacher, one of Easton’s best attractions. But you’ll have to come back then to see what’s what.

Until then (and hopefully sometime before then), happy eating from us here at Feaston!

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