CREATE-YOUR-OWN SKILLET MEAL
Take two pounds of chicken or beef. Cook in a skillet on the stove top. If you are still a bit earlier along, you can sort of boil/poach in a small amount of water.
Add onion and garlic at this stage, too. You can also use dried if you know your source -- I got letters stating no additives from The Spice House.
Once the meat is cooked to your satisfaction, add 3-4 cups of water. Top the cooked meat with 2-3 pounds of veggies. I usually use a combo of carrots, green beans, and spinach. Sometimes I throw in a little broccoli but I can't eat too much of it yet.
Simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour with the lid on, until almost all the liquid is gone.
Season and eat!
Pretty easy, and you get a bunch of leftovers. I have a huge skillet as you can tell. It is well worth the investment, I think.