If you’re like me, you need a good home cooked meal. When you’re on the go with work, activities and maybe taking care of the family or checking in on an elder, we tend to skip some meals or healthier options for the sake of time. I’m all for healthy meals but when time is tight you tend to grab whatever is near and say to yourself… “at least I’ve eaten.” I’m a big supporter of eating real food and most times I skip the fast food options. But don’t get me wrong I’ll partake in having a burger from my local shake shack on occasion..lol.. It tastes good and they get their food from a sustainable source and gosh I just love a good burger and toss in an occasional french fry too! But I digress…
You can have these things at home too. I tried out an air fryer and it’s making it easier for me to have faster food at home. Prep is key and having options is also key.
I love my slow cooker –as this has saved me many a day or night with a meal being ready when I get home or when I get up. I decided to try another thing. I’d been hearing about this air fryer and then my coworker planted the seed. I saw some videos and then I just had to get one. Isn’t it funny when you learn about a thing it now shows up everywhere! It was on commercials and shows… this store was having a sale and the infomercial came on several times. I guess I never noticed it before and now it was part of my consciousness.
Quick Science Break: The hubster, who is really into science and technology, explained to me that this air fryer is really a convection oven –sort of like a compact tabletop oven that cooks quickly because it’s smaller. Now Back to the regular scheduled
non-technical post already in progress..
If it was something that was going to make my life easier and help me to cook those mid-week meals faster or that Saturday-I-don’t-really-want-to-cook-a-meal-today because I’m so busy with errands shopping, etc kind of meal, it was something I needed to look into. So I’ve been testing this out and I think it’s a winner! Some of the things I’ve made in the air fryer include lamb chops, fried chicken, roasted sweet corn and Cornish hens. Also, I’ve made french fries, sweet potato fries, and fish fillets (not pictured.)
( I’m sure you’ve seen those chickens spinning around in Costco and thought.. I can make that! Truth is, I use it every so often and I think it’s time to take it off the counter and just pull it out on occasion.)
So no more excuses. You don’t have to skip a home cooked meal because you’ve been tending to a sick elder in the hospital. Eat out occasionally and eat in more. The air fryer concept gets my vote!
What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? Please share below. I’m always willing to try something that can make my life easier!
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