"Bacon is the candy of meat."

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lazy But Hungry

Several friends have asked whether everything is OK, since they haven't seen a post here in a little while, and the depressing answer to that is that I've just been too lazy to eat much of interest, much less post about it. But I figured I'd take advantage of this lull to post some of my favorite Lazy But Hungry dishes (TM chow.ind). This is sort of an homage to Mark Bittman's awesome 101 Summer Dishes that Take 10 Minutes to Cook article but less, you know, classy.
  • Spaghetti tossed with a little chili-infused olive oil and parmesan, with or without frozen peas thrown in during the last few minutes of cooking
  • Pasta with pesto and parmesan
  • Salad (from a bag) topped with crumbled blue cheese (from the supermarket) and bacon pieces (from a jar), with vinaigrette (from a bottle). I like the Brianna's brand with the artichoke on the label. If there is leftover roast beef or chicken, I can throw that in too
  • Which brings me to steamed artichoke with Brianna's vinaigrette for dipping the leaves
  • Slices of hot soppressatta, chunk of Stilton, Granny Smith apple cut in slices
  • Sourdough or country bread, or split baguette, with a little dijon mustard and gruyere cheese on top melted under the broiler
  • Pita chips and hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki, taramasalata, etc.
  • Tuna mixed with a little olive oil (if not packed in oil), balsamic vinegar, tarragon, and a little garlic powder, with either whole wheat bread or crackers
  • Sardines packed in spicy oil with crackers
  • Any of the above with steamed edamame tossed with smoked paprika salt (or plain salt)
  • Order in

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