Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups in the kitchen, or inspirational quotes to transform a regular old guy or gal into one of ‘those’ superhumans. You know the ones—those genetically blessed folks who ace Sunday afternoon meal planning, find time to squeeze in their OrangeTheory workout and bible study before arriving half an hour early to work (just in case), and somehow have a Pinterest-perfect meal awaiting their loving families at 6:30 on the dot. If you’re one of those people, more power to you—but frankly, we think you could stand to learn a thing or two about instant mac and cheese.
Not to promote an Us vs. Them confrontation, but we snooze-hitters are pretty sure we’ve got it made—and we proudly carry our skills all the way to the kitchen. While others tend to their massaged kale like a newborn child, we’ll be kicking up our feet to catch up on Sex and the City while our Crock Pots do all the handy work for us.
“Lazy” is not usually a complimentary term, but in this case, we’re owning it. As the smart, savvy, low-maintenance chefs we are, these super simple recipes are a Godsend. From simple sheet pan dinners to 30-minute slow cooker meals, these fuss-free favorites will be ready faster than you can say “takeout.” Season, toss, bake? Sounds like a plan to us.