Handy Tips For Great Cooking Any Time!

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Making daily meals for your family can sometimes get frustrating.  For me, it’s a challenge.  I found a collection of great tips that will help take the stress out of making meals. Hopefully, this will help make this task more enjoyable for you.

Cooking for large groups can create a lot of anxiety and stress. Instead of panicking, do all the preparatory work a night or two before the big event is to occur. For any dishes that can be made ahead, do so; for all others, prep the ingredients in advance.

Fresh ways to prepare oysters. Most people eat oysters raw with lemon juice, but you can serve them in other ways. Lather a bit of cream on the oysters after you place the opened ones in a broiler pan. Then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper, place under broiler until bubbling. Another option is to saute the oysters. Dredge your oysters in a seasoned flour mixture, then fry them in some hot butter for a couple minutes until they become a warm golden brown. Another way is to keep the oysters in their shell and bake. Put them in a deep baking dish, season them with breadcrumbs and a little butter over each, then put them in a 425 degree oven for about five minutes. Serve hot on toast points or a baguette when your butter is bubbling.

For a homemade soup that is very low in fat, use fat-free stock or broth as your base. By using lean meat and plenty of vegetables, you will add very little fat to the soup. Once it is ready, stick it in the fridge to chill. Any excess fat will harden and rise to the top. You can remove and get rid of this hardened fat. For each tablespoon you remove, you can save about 100 calories.

Regular meal preparation can seem like a major chore at times. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to help simplify the meal making process. When all else fails, you can always look up those personal executive chef jobs ads and hire one to do all that for you. 🙂

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