other 1 pan dinner ideas?
We've been on a home cooking kick, but we usually slant more towards asian family style meals, ie 1 proten, 1 veggie and 1 soup, which can be time consuming. This week, I took a brisket, laid it on top of a bed of onions, carrots and celery, added chicken stock and roasted for 3 hours. I took the juices and turned it into gravy. My family loved the meal and it was so easy. What other almost no prep, just stick in the oven and bake type meals do others do?
Especially in winter, we love Italian style beef for sandwiches. Rub a roast with a blend of Italiany seasonings (usually garlic, onion powder, oregano, basil, thyme, bit of rosemary, s&p) then either in slow cooker or oven with 2 cups or so of beef broth braise till falling apart tender. Serve on crusty bread with pickled peppers and provolone and some jus for dipping if it's your kinda thing. Also freezes Really well!
Chicken breasts or thighs (skinless, but bone in is fine), mushrooms, a couple of cans of diced tomatoes, some seasonings, any other vegetables you like. Mix, and bake until the chicken is tender. Stick in some potatoes to bake, and you've got a complete meal.
For a non-casserole but easy oven meal, shove in some not-so-big potatoes to bake. Then take bone in, skin on chicken pieces, and season with cumin, paprika, garlic powder and salt, and put them in on a baking sheet. Finally, cut some tomatoes in half, season with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and put them in to bake. If you time it right, it's all done at the same time - meat, vegetable and starch. I've also baked the chicken over cut up potatoes tossed in olive oil, and/or whole mushrooms and chunks of onion.
A faster one is fish in papillon - a piece of fish topped with some vegetables (shitake, a bit of green onion, sliced carrots, etc), wrapped in parchment paper or foil and cooked in the oven. Good served over rice.
I made a one dish meal (unusual for me) from Radically Simple, July's COTM. It was basically tomato slices in a skillet with garlic and herbs, then put pieces of cod on top, cover and cook. It is fast and delicious. You could serve with bread or rice to add carbs.