I am a single human who lives alone but loves to cook like I have a family of four. I blame it on my mother; she cooks for 30 people every single holiday and we are notorious for never inviting anyone over. But the thing about cooking large quantities of food is that you get leftovers, and leftovers are a gift from heaven! Since I’ve started budgeting, I’ve also gotten pretty serious about cooking (I used to spend so much money on Chic-fil-a sandwiches and lemonade y’all, it was ridiculous) and roast chicken has been my go-to. Here’s the thing, roasting a chicken sounds like a lot of work, and if you’re new to it, it’s probably not going to be the easiest thing. But if you live alone or with one other person, a roast chicken can last you an entire week. You can eat it as a main dish, but then you can shred all the leftover chicken and make quesadillas, tacos, chicken salad, chicken soup… there’s nothing I want more in my fridge than already-cooked chicken!
Make these recipes for yourself, for your Brittana fanfiction reading club, and especially for that girl you’re trying to impress. You will immediately become a hero. Women will line up to meet you! All your acne will disappear! Your credit score will go up! You’ll live 30 extra years! (I can’t guarantee any of this, but I can guarantee some good eats!)