And so are all those ingredients at the market that are already in some state of being prepared for me.
Sure, some of these pre-prepped ingredients might cost a little more. But sometimes the cost is minimal compared to the time saved.
Crock-pot braised short ribs with mushrooms and carrots get an easy assist from pre-sliced mushrooms and canned tomatoes.
After a little experimenting, I got this simple dish down perfectly. There is minimal prep for the main course. Chop an onion and smash some garlic. The rest is just a matter of dropping stuff into a crock pot and turning it on.
I get everything assembled and in the fridge the night before, then before I head out for work I start the slow cooker.
My day is much better when I know that such a fabulous dinner will be waiting for me when I get home.