The holidays are all about cooking for a crowd, right? WRONG! What do you make when cooking for one? Using their pantries as a guide, The Chew Crew discusses their go-to meals when cooking for themselves.
Michael sticks with a protein and a light salad, like his signature Pork Saltimbocca that uses just 5 ingredients! When cooking for Lizzie and himself, he tries to avoid wasting food, so a simple two-component meal is ideal for dinner.
Carla and Daphne rely on big-batch cooking, by this we mean cooking a big pot of brown rice or quinoa over the weekend and reaping the benefits all week long. Carla roasts squash and serves it with tomato sauce one night and eggs the next, or reinvents last night's meal into a leftover soup, like this Thai Chicken variety. Meanwhile, Daphne might toss quinoa into a stir-fry (or with Caramelized Carrots) and serve with canned beans. Similarly, Clinton uses canned beans as an easy weeknight short-cut. He throws a jar of salsa into a skillet to bring out the flavors, and serves with red beans and rice.
Tell Us What You Think: What’s your go-to meal when cooking for one?