Weeknights at our house are usually busy, between taking care of a little one and finding something quick and yummy, yet nutritious to fix for dinner, things can get a little hectic. So in the past, I’ve made things during the weekends that we could reheat on the weekdays, and that works pretty good most of the time unless we have a weekend where we’re out of town or I just simply haven’t had any time to work on cooking those things, so what I came up with for a good way to fix something fresh as well is this….can’t believe I didn’t do it before now.
My family loves things that are grilled or cooked on the NuWave……if you ever have the chance to invest in one, I highly recommend doing so. Any type of meat that you want throw in there comes out so incredibly juicy and full of flavor, I can’t believe the difference. Shrimp cooked on the NuWave is the only way to go, I’ve never had shrimp turn out dry or rubbery, it’s always perfect! Grilling is a great way to go too, we grill even through the winter. Whether you’re grilling or NuWaving, these are just such great ways to go.
This past weekend, I thought of a way to marinate chicken and basically have it ready to go onto the grill or in the NuWave the minute I get home from work. This is also a great way to make sure the meat absorbs those flavors better too.
I like to buy the McCormick Grill Mates for a lot of the grilled meats that I cook. I also have some marinates that I make myself, but I’ll talk about that another day. The Grill Mates are fast and easy to mix up and you can do it all right there in the freezer bag you’re going to use. Just follow the directions on the back of the package, (personally use rice vinegar instead of cider vinegar for these) shake it up and add your chicken, pork or seafood and you’re done. Make sure to squish as much air out of the bad as you can before zipping the bag up and toss it in the freezer.
When you’re ready to use it, just place it in the fridge all day and whaala, it’s ready to grill, bake or NuWave by the time you’re home from work. Fix a veggie and some rice and you’ve got yourself a quick, yummy, satisfying and economical meal in no time. Just be sure to label each one so that you know what it is that you’re going to thaw out.