You stocked up at the grocery store with everything you could find, but now you find yourself staring in the refrigerator wondering what to make for dinner. Nothing is really coming together for a meal, and since you just spent all that money on food the last thing you want to do is order take-out. Here are a few ways to help you cook up something yummy as we continue to stay home.
Apps and Websites to Try
Head over to Supercook.com to create a fantastic meal with the food already available in your fridge. Start by selecting the ingredients you already have on hand and as you add available ingredients, new recipes will pop-up for you to try.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
The dinner spinner lets you find recipes by browsing through categories such as dietary restrictions, ingredients, cuisine type, meal type, season and cooking technique. When you search by ingredients, you’re able to also omit items.
Part recipe finder, part social media platform. Cookpad lets you search for recipes by ingredients and share with others what you’re making. Because this is social media platform, you can follow other people who share recipes that match your preference, ask questions, and start conversations.
My Fridge Food
Similar to Super Cook, My Fridgefood.com lets you input the food you have in your refrigerator and pantry and quickly find recipes that match what’s already on hand.
Family Favorite Recipes
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 green onion, thinly sliced for garnish
Sesame seeds, for garnish
In a large bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil and red pepper.
Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken thighs into a slow cooker. Add honey mixture and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Remove chicken thighs from the slow cooker and shred the chicken before returning to the pot with the juices. Cover and keep warm for an additional 30 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 c. ketchup
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 (3- to 4-lb.) pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
Freshly ground black pepper
Coleslaw, for serving
Buns, for serving
Combine onion, ketchup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar and spices in the bowl of a slow cooker. Season pork shoulder all over with salt and pepper then add to slow cooker, covering it with ketchup mixture. Cover and cook until very tender (the meat should fall apart easily with a fork!), on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours or on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker and transfer to bowl. Shred with two forks and toss with juices from the slow cooker. Serve on buns with coleslaw.