Eggs can keep for a long time — even if you end up with spontaneous Wednesday plans, they'll still be there, patiently ready whenever you need a quick meal.
Bonus tip: When you're planning recipes, look for ones that feature easy shortcuts, like these Huevos Rancheros. Instead of making the sauce from scratch, you could pick out your favorite jar of enchilada sauce or salsa. Get the recipe on Love and Olive Oil.
6.Here's a guide for cooking perfect eggs every time:
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- Cucumbers, peppers, garlic, and onions can all be fridge-pickled, even if you don't seal the jar — just make sure to eat them within a few weeks or so.
- Berries, strawberries, apples, raspberries, and so on can all be cooked with a bit of water and sugar on the stovetop into a delicious jam sauce for ice cream or pancakes. Swap in or add maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom pods, or your favorite sweet liqueur like orange or elderflower to customize — just taste as you go.
Guilty of overbuying beautiful produce? Me too. Turn it into breakfast (or dessert) with a scoop of yogurt or ice cream. Fancy vanilla bean paste really shines on these — just drizzle about 2 teaspoons on before baking.
Bigger Bolder Baking walks you through how to combine what you have with cornstarch and milk to make a gravy right in the mug. To shortcut the biscuit topping, substitute an unbaked store-bought canned biscuit, halved horizontally.
Food52 will walk you through how to make a delicious dressing with any seasoning blend you like best, or you can follow a simple recipe. Depending on your ingredients, the leftover will keep for at least a few weeks.
Once you have a combo down, though, save time by tossing everything into a mason jar, screwing the lid on tightly, and shaking to emulsify.
18.Use mason jars to prep single-serving salads that you can grab for a healthy work lunch or pour onto a plate for a late-night dinner.