Most dinners, no matter how simple they are, seem to produce a disproportionate number of dishes. Even just grilled chicken with greens and roasted sweet potatoes, which is close to the easiest dinner I can think of, requires two pans and a baking sheet to cook. That doesn’t even take into account the prep tools (grater, knife, dish to marinate the chicken, chopping board), or the serving dishes. The cooking part of dinner I quite enjoy, the cleaning up portion of the evening less so. Thus, the meal that can be made in one pot, contains all the elements of a balanced meal – protein, starch, vegetable – and, as a bonus, can be made in 45 minutes or less is the holy grail of week night cooking. Read the rest of this entry ?