Fall is the time of year when life seems to get hectic and what to prepare for dinner quite often becomes an afterthought. Some remedy the situation with fast food, takeout, or purchasing mass-produced frozen dinners at the supermarket, some of which contain all kinds of preservatives. Subscribing to a meal kit plan sounds good, however it can be quite expensive and you still have to cook the ingredients received, often requiring use of many pots and pans. Others resort to eating junk food.
Is there an alternative? Displayed on a recent visit to the bookstore, was a plethora of books with titles such as, “One Pan Wonders,” ” Sheet Pan Cooking,” “Sheet Pan Suppers,” “Dinner’s in the Oven: Simple One-Pan Meals,” “Sheet Pan Magic: One Pan, One Meal, No Fuss,” and one I already have on my shelf, “The Ultimate One-Pan Oven Cookbook,” by Julia Konovalova (2018, Page Street Publishing, $21.99)