Ralph Anderson / Styling Rose Nguyen / Food Styling Rebecca Kracke Gordon
Get cooking. All it takes is some simple preplanning and a little advance prep work. For instance, go ahead and cook the Zesty Pork Roast With Vegetables, which takes less than an hour. Slice the cooled, cooked roast, wrap in aluminum foil, and refrigerate for dinner one to two days later.
Slow-cooker Beef Brisket makes a great Tex-Mex-inspired meal. Just let the meat simmer while you're out during the day. The beef is moist, shreds easily, and tastes great served in warm tortillas with salsa and toppings.
Midweek Beef Brisket Menu
Weeknight Pork Roast Supper
Five Tips for Next-Day Dishes
Use these ideas to turn leftovers into a quick supper.
"Jump-Start Supper" is from the August 2006 issue of Southern Living.