As relatively new parents still, the husband and I are always looking for meals that we can prepare quickly. When I received a Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan to review, I thought it would be fun to try to create an entire meal all at once, cooked in our new mini muffin pan. I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
Below you’ll find links to the four recipes we used. The key to cooking them all at once is that nearly all the ingredients could be eaten raw or lightly cooked so the only thing we really needed to focus on was making sure the eggs were fully cooked. That and the mini muffin pan. Because the Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan is made of food grade silicone, we didn’t have to worry about the distribution of the heat. The pan is non-stick too so when we twisted the flexible we were able to remove our dinner easily, even though it was comprised of differently textured foods. It’s supposed to be extremely easy to clean but, to be honest, we’ve never had any food get stuck on it to test out that theory. All the food pops right out, we toss the mini muffin pan in the dishwasher, and we’re done.
But enough about the mini muffin pan, let’s get to the good stuff. Each of the recipes we choose can be prepared pretty quickly. With the exception of the mini-calzones, the ingredients just get combined and then put into the muffin pan. You can also freeze the broccoli, spinach, and muffin mixes if you’re doing meal planning. When you’re ready to cook them, just thaw in the fridge over night. The mini-calzones can be made with just about any ready-to-eat ingredients.
When you’re ready to start cooking, pre-heat your oven to 350 and prep your pan. If you’re using the Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan you’ll want to apply a small amount of shortening, butter, or olive oil with a paper towel. There should be a nice sheen but no solid marks. If you’re using a conventional muffin pan or casserole dish then you can lightly butter it. Carefully fill each mini-muffin hole. For the mini-calzones, take care to spread the dough well so you don’t end up with too much in the bottom and not enough to cover the top. You should have a little extra for later use. When the muffin pan is filled, cook for 12 to 15 minutes at 350. Take a peak at your dinner around 8-10 minutes to spot-check.
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