This post is sponsored by Veetee Rice. All comments and opinions are my own.
Are you feeling the pressure of the holidays? It’s right about now, a week before Thanksgiving, when I start getting a little frazzled. I already have a packed schedule, so the extra to-dos that go with that big, delicious meal can start to take a toll on my sanity. But, over the years I have learned some tricks that help me keep my composure AND give me a little extra time to spend on that big holiday to-do list.
About a week before Thanksgiving, my regular weeknight menu will only include items that take very little time to prep and cook. Yep, I try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible since I’ll be cooking like crazy preparing that big holiday meal.
To keep things simple, I’d say more than half of my menu is done in the slow cooker. I stick with meals that I can toss into the crock and allow to cook all day. I am talking chili, soups, roasts…easy recipes that require almost no effort.
I also think ahead and make large batches of my recipes so that they can be used for multiple meals. As an example…my slow cooker chili can be served over rice the first night and the following night, it’s used for quick and easy chili dogs. A tasty roast can be served over rice with gravy and a side of veggies the first night. Then the second night, I toss the remaining meat with BBQ sauce for easy BBQ sandwiches. That’s already four dinners covered and I have spent almost no time in the kitchen. Are you with me?
I also depend on quick and convenient sides to pair with my meals. Steam in bag veggies are a must-have for my meals as is lots of tasty Veetee Rice. In just two minutes, I can have great tasting, perfectly cooked rice every single time. There is no measuring, no boiling water and I don’t have to clean my rice cooker. Veetee Rice helps me pull together tasty meals with almost no effort.
So for all you guys who are starting to feel the stress of the season, with a few little tricks you can take the weeknight meal drama off your plate!
Here’s another little perk to help with the holiday stress. Pick up Veetee Rice at a super price right now at Publix. Grab a great deal and keep more moolah in your pocket for all the other holiday expenses that tend to pile up.
Look for all the different varieties on sale now for just $1.39 at your local Publix. There is no end date listed on the tag, so keep in mind that you’ll want to shop sooner rather than later!