As the holiday madness (a.k.a., baking every single day) descends, I find myself turning more than ever to certain dinners.
Dinners that can be made ahead (like stuffed shells).
Dinners that use ingredients that I have on-hand, when I “forget” to prepare in advance (like a quick ragu sauce).
And dinners that ask nothing more from me than throwing the ingredients in a pot and sticking it in the oven.
Like these chili chicken tacos.
This is a staple dinner in our family and I make it even more frequently during the holiday season.
I came across this little trick in Cook’s Illustrated (don’t you love their kitchen tips?), for keeping the taco shell sturdy and upright, for easier filling:
Simply use the tines of a fork to stabilize the shell, leaving both hands free.
I tried this and it actually works!
Do you have any little time/hassle savers that make life just a little easier in the kitchen?