A Single Suggestion: Meats & Marinades

Single Suggestions provide tips and tricks for those of you (like me) who are cooking for one.  These ideas will get you started on providing full, well-balanced meals for yourself… without having leftovers for weeks!


This tip has become my favorite and most-used since moving into my own apartment.  It’s almost too simple, so hold onto your hats…

Simply place two pieces of meat in a glass pyrex dish and smother with a yummy marinade (see below).  Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and put in the fridge until you get home in the evening.  Uncover the dish, put it in the oven, and cook thoroughly.

Another option is to throw the meat and marinade into your slow cooker.  Turn it on low while you’re at work and have deliciously tender meat when you get home.  The slow cooker is my BEST kitchen friend!

Serve with frozen veggies, rice, potatoes, a salad, your choice.  It’s a healthy meal in a jiffy.  Plus, you have an extra piece of meat already cooked to add to a casserole, pasta, or salad dish the next night.

Marinade Options:
When marinade of any sort goes on sale, stock up… you can’t go wrong!

Lawry’s 30-minute Marinades (great flavors)
A1 Steak Marinades
Plain ol’ BBQ sauce
Italian dressing (my fav!)
Spaghetti sauce
Create your own!

Tonight I made BBQ chicken and added pineapple chunks to give it a tropical flair.  Yum!


2 Responses to “A Single Suggestion: Meats & Marinades”

  1. 1 southerngraduate October 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for giving such good ideas for those of us cooking for one. :)

  1. 1 A Single Suggestion: Pre-Marinated Meat « Miss Q to the Rescue Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 5:34 am

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