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Juls wrote:
Those pre-cooked rotisserie chickens that most grocery stores sell are usually reasonably priced and pretty good. Pair with some kind of side... a veggie or a potato (either can be microwaved).

You'll most likely have leftover chicken... I like to add mine to ramen noodles or over lettuce for lunch or dinner the following day.

In the pasta realm... raviolis or tortellinis (bought frozen) are just as easy as spaghetti (just boil them) and are a nice change of pace.

Also, do you own a crock-pot? This is one of the easiest recipes (I've made it several times and it turns out good every time!): https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/root-beer-pulled-pork-sandwiches/

Quick and easy lunch: Peanut Butter and bologna sandwich. Sounds gross, right? I sure thought so. But it's surprisingly good.

Thanks :)

Voldarian_Empire wrote:
A million dollars says theres a restaurant out there somewhere making hundreds even thousands of dollars by simply adding pepper to vegetarian vegetable soup

Hahaha probably!

Dunedain-Ranger wrote:
Alright, I’ll stay and party...

Tortillas
Cheese
Tomato
Spring onion.

Put a big over olive oil on a tortilla, put shredded cheese on it, put tomato slices or chunks on it, cut a few green inions on it. Heat it, fold it. Viola...

Yeah...yum.. good one

Peachcakes wrote:
I'm not sure if it's really a "trick" but since you mentioned ramen...

I like to go to Pho shops and ramen restaurants, but when I don't have that kind of cash on me I make do with what I have at home. Try putting half of a hard-boiled egg and some sliced meat and veggies in your ramen. It's filling, it requires some effort, but it's simple.

Hmmm might try this. That's a creative idea and the egg provides protein. Good idea.

Marie callender pot pies. Turkey vegetables the pie crust. 5 minutes in the microwave. This advice is coming from miss drive through herself. LOL

Cooking is actually super fun and most things don't take long!!

I get cheap / super fatty cuts of meat and make an all-day-bake pasta sauce. If you're vegetarian you can opt-out of the meat. Heres a good recipe:

baked pasta sauce .. I use a stainless steel pan.. you have to make sure the pan is oven safe!!

I make ramen noodles a lot too lol: chili flavored, drain the majority of the water before I add the seasoning. I always add in an egg, some vegetables (I live close to an asian market so I will usually add some seaweed.. if not, tofu, chicken, mushrooms, thin sliced cabbage...). Like someone above said, sometimes its just the noodles and an egg.

You can get a rotisserie chicken from the store, use the meat, then boil it to make chicken stock / bone stock. Then you can use that for making stuff in the crock pot or other cooking.

Peanut butter + fruit like bananas or apples make a great snack. Or you can pair fruit with cheese.

Or grilled cheese. I use mayo instead of butter for mine 9___9 .. Rubens are awesome.. I grill the corned beef then mix the thousand island dressing with it while it's in the pan, and lightly heat the cabbage. And I toast the bread in a separate pan using mayo instead of butter lol. And put the cheese on the bread and let it melt, then add more dressing before I put the meat on and serve.

Most of this stuff takes less than 15/20 minutes tbh!

A cooking class would definitely help. You'll notice a big difference in how you feel for sure.

SexySultryBabe wrote:
Marie callender pot pies. Turkey vegetables the pie crust. 5 minutes in the microwave. This advice is coming from miss drive through herself. LOL

Marie Callender (idek if that's how it's spelled but I'm too lazy to check so we'll go with it) are actually the best pot pies on the planet. the best.

SexySultryBabe wrote:
Marie callender pot pies. Turkey vegetables the pie crust. 5 minutes in the microwave. This advice is coming from miss drive through herself. LOL

Duly noted!

light wrote:
Cooking is actually super fun and most things don't take long!!

I get cheap / super fatty cuts of meat and make an all-day-bake pasta sauce. If you're vegetarian you can opt-out of the meat. Heres a good recipe:

baked pasta sauce .. I use a stainless steel pan.. you have to make sure the pan is oven safe!!

I make ramen noodles a lot too lol: chili flavored, drain the majority of the water before I add the seasoning. I always add in an egg, some vegetables (I live close to an asian market so I will usually add some seaweed.. if not, tofu, chicken, mushrooms, thin sliced cabbage...). Like someone above said, sometimes its just the noodles and an egg.

You can get a rotisserie chicken from the store, use the meat, then boil it to make chicken stock / bone stock. Then you can use that for making stuff in the crock pot or other cooking.

Peanut butter + fruit like bananas or apples make a great snack. Or you can pair fruit with cheese.

Or grilled cheese. I use mayo instead of butter for mine 9___9 .. Rubens are awesome.. I grill the corned beef then mix the thousand island dressing with it while it's in the pan, and lightly heat the cabbage. And I toast the bread in a separate pan using mayo instead of butter lol. And put the cheese on the bread and let it melt, then add more dressing before I put the meat on and serve.

Most of this stuff takes less than 15/20 minutes tbh!

A cooking class would definitely help. You'll notice a big difference in how you feel for sure.


Okay, now I'm really hungry. Maybe someday I'll wanna do all that. You make it sound easy but man that sounds gooood.

As far as grilled cheese goes....I actually use 2 taco bell mild sauces, one on each side of the cheese before I cook it. Man that comes out good, especially if you're using like cheddar cheese (I imagine any Mexican blend cheese will be awesome like this also)

Mm... Food is nice.

An egg quesadilla is always quick and yummy, good breakfast food.

Mix an egg (or two if you want a big quesadilla), butter a pan, toss the scrambled egg in the pan, flip a tortilla over it, let um cook together.

Then flip it over, the egg should be cooked to the tortilla, put cheese of your choice in, fold, let it melt and "tada".

I like dipping them in sour cream, or tomato pasta sauce or both.

Plain grilled cheese is good with pasta sauce or ketchup too. I sometimes put like, ham sandwich meat in my grilled cheese as well.

Smoothies are yummy and easy too, very healthy and a great pick-me-up morning food.
Frozen fruit of your choice, milk or juice, yogurt, peanut or almond butter for protein, and sometimes greens like kale or spinach and honey (natural or raw honey is really good for you).

M'kay, now I'mma s'cuse myself. Hope that was helpful...

want a SUPER cheap meal? Eat ramen, where I buy I get 18 cents a thing
.....it miiiiight not be the most nutritious XD

Darion wrote:
Mm... Food is nice.

An egg quesadilla is always quick and yummy, good breakfast food.

Mix an egg (or two if you want a big quesadilla), butter a pan, toss the scrambled egg in the pan, flip a tortilla over it, let um cook together.

Then flip it over, the egg should be cooked to the tortilla, put cheese of your choice in, fold, let it melt and "tada".

I like dipping them in sour cream, or tomato pasta sauce or both.

Plain grilled cheese is good with pasta sauce or ketchup too. I sometimes put like, ham sandwich meat in my grilled cheese as well.

Smoothies are yummy and easy too, very healthy and a great pick-me-up morning food.
Frozen fruit of your choice, milk or juice, yogurt, peanut or almond butter for protein, and sometimes greens like kale or spinach and honey (natural or raw honey is really good for you).

M'kay, now I'mma s'cuse myself. Hope that was helpful...



Yummmm

Never heard of an egg quesadilla!

Thanks everybody! Gives me some great ideas!

Lazy food!

Meat and Potatoes

Pick a meat; I recommend chicken or pork chops. Buy as big of a pack as you want, keep them separated in the freezer.

An hour or more before you want to eat, pull out the amount of meat you want, and put it in a pot with water (no thawing necessary) and whatever spices smell like they'd be good for your dinner. A lid is recommended. Boil the meat. Check once in awhile to flip meat or add water if necessary; otherwise, pay attention to whatever else you need to get done. The longer you leave it, the more tender it will be. I've left it around 4 hours before.

When you want to eat, let the water evaporate down a bit and remove the meat. Add instant mashed potatoes to your already-seasoned water. Stir a bit. Serve. Bam, totally legit meal. Second side optional.

Can also be done with a slow cooker so long as it is rated to cook meat. Poultry requires the most heat.


Tuna

Open and drain can of tuna in water. Add some rosemary. Add some lemon juice. Stir up. Eat. Dish unnecessary.


Ramen

Add an egg. Just crack it open and stir it in while it boils. Seasonings can also add complexity, but don't overdo it.

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