In my kitchen, batch cooking comes to the rescue time and time again, no matter the season.
We tend to think of cooking in big batches as a fall and winter time-saving trick – great cauldrons of chili, pots of soup and applesauce – but it is just as applicable in the warm weather months as well. It won’t be hearty stews and deep-dish lasagnas, but everyday basics that help give us a jump-start on dinner or dessert.
Batch cooking can help simplify summertime eating, even if it is just a big jar of salad dressing shaken together ahead of time. If planning ahead means you can stay an extra hour at the beach, then why not implement a few double or triple recipes into your menu plan?