Adding toasted whole-wheat breadcrumbs gives this dish a nice crunch that balances out the creaminess of the sauce. Rather than baking the shells with the crumbs on top (which can make them soggy), toast the breadcrumbs separately, and toss a handful over each serving right before you put it on the table.
There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy (and easy-to-clean-up) recipes prove that you can create flavor-packed, hearty meals with a little prep and the flip of a switch.
If you enjoy preparing dinner each night but don’t want to spend hours at the stove, simply stock up on the weekend with quick-cooking, mix-and-match ingredients: proteins, vegetables, grains, pasta, and seasonings. Get inspired by these recipes that are easily assembled into speedy suppers.
Want to make homemade meals even easier? Your freezer can help! Stock your freezer with meals, from meat to pasta and soups, that will be ready in a snap. Just prep, freeze, and then heat the meal on a busy weeknight.
For an extra-healthy take on chicken, use boneless skinless breasts or opt for recipes where the chicken is paired with an abudance of vegetables and little fat is added. Give one of these dishes a try!
Things that are grown-up: tea in a porcelain cup, making to-do lists, effectively using sticky notes, and using matching pot holders. Things that are not grown-up: microwavable mac and cheese. See also: mac and cheese from a pouch and macaroni with cold peels of shredded American cheese. For when you're too sophisticated for mac and cheese but not quite over the cozy-comfort-delicious factor, these recipes should do the trick.