Saturday, April 3, 2010

dinner plans ~ update

so last week i posted about our new dinner schedule. this past week was awesome! i cooked 4 times, we ate out once and steve worked late 2 nights (therefore no cooking necessary). i just need to boast about how much of an improvement this is! steve was scheduled to cook 2 of those nights but i ended up doing it without him because I felt like it....what? how weird! i actually felt like cooking!?!?!

a couple of months ago i ordered a stack cooker thing from tupperware and the cookbook that goes with it. basically the cookbook gives you a bunch of options for each layer (there are 3) and you mix n'match. once you know what you want to make you put each thing in each layer, throw it in the microwave and VOILA! it's ready in 25 minutes. yesterday was the first time i used it. i made a potato casserole in one layer and a broccoli and cauliflower with a cheese sauce in layer 2. i skipped the top layer and fried up some farmer sausage to go with it. it actually turned out to be pretty good (better than you would expect a microwave meal to be). this won't be the main way i cook but it was great for throwing together a fast meal.


  1. aand tupperware just put out a new stack cooker cookbook too with all new recipes! glad it's working for you.

  2. I'm so impressed, Lael! You might turn into a chef yet!!!

  3. This is a great idea - except for the part about not putting plastics in the microwave because they leech out chemicals that get into the food and cause cancer.