Since we are in the midst of the holiday season - can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week?? - it is safe to say that most of us are busy, busy, busy trying to prepare for holiday dinners, get-togethers, parties, or whatnot and while our time may be limited we still have to eat, we just may not have as much time to prepare and clean-up after meals. That is why this month's theme for my cooking board's recipe swap was perfect - one-pot meals! Throw everything in a pot, let it cook while you do other things, and then you only have one pot and a few dishes from dinner to clean up afterwards instead of an entire kitchen. How awesome is that??
I got a recipe from Mary Ellen of Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations that allowed me to use two of my favorite quickie foods - chicken and rice!! It didn't hurt that I also got to use saffron, which is a treat! Oh, but I was reminded that I do not like peas! Easy to pick out though and the chicken and rice were delicious! After an extremely busy week at work and no signs of things slowing down for the upcoming week of Thanksgiving celebrations, it was nice to have a low-maintenance meal to wind the week down with. Thaks Mary Ellen for a great one-pot meal!!
To see the rest of the one-pot meals in the swap, check out the round-up on Sarah's blog