Ah, cooking. You love it or you hate it, but either way you need food. As someone who enjoys cooking, it can be frustrating trying to make dinner when you also have a baby to put to bed. Sure, bub (the spouse) can help when he gets home from work, but he’s fucking hungry-turning-hangry. What’s the actually simple thing I do? Buy precut veggies. And some other stuff. (Note: if you have a baby that takes long naps and you don’t have /want to do other chores, feel free to buy cheaper whole veggies and chop them in those pockets of time.)
I love making one-pan dinners, and this is about that. This works whether you are vegetarian, omnivorous, vegan, gluten free, etc. There’s a recipe I got from Good Housekeeping magazine for a rustic smoky chicken and veggies that I make all the time, but the best part is all the veggie substitutes. *See end of post for the list.* And the seasoning is literally three things! If that’s too much work, buy a rub/seasoning mix with the precut veggies. (Very much in love with Just Cook spices, BTW.) Anyway, pick some favorite veggies, a protein if you want it, toss some olive oil on everything then sprinkle on the spices. Pop it in the oven for 20-25 minutes (like 10 minutes before bub is due home) so you can take care of whatever the baby needs, and he can make sure the kitchen doesn’t burn down.