Given a choice, I'd much prefer teatime, but sometimes you have to eat and there just isn't time (or energy) for something fancy.
I don't know about you all, but sometimes just the act of deciding what to cook depresses me. Since it's just my husband and me alone now, cooking is pretty boring. He has a set menu that he eats every day. Most of it I don't eat. His, I could make in my sleep so it's not really a challenge. Coming up with something for me to eat at the end of the day when I'd rather be writing - that's a challenge.
Sometimes brilliance strikes. :)
The other day, dinner was ... um ...delayed. You see, the New England Patriots were playing at 4. Hubby informed me he couldn't possibly eat until the game was over. (Oh those boys!) He expected the game to end somewhere around 8.
Since I would be making his dinner around then, I didn't really want to go to a whole lot of extra effort. You see, I knew he wouldn't care one way or the other. If they won, anything was good. If they lost, it would all taste like dirt.
So this time I figured what I would like to eat. That's when this brainstorm hit.
Now, it may not look like a brainstorm to anyone but me, but this is just the kind of meal I love - messy and yummy.
I remembered that I had some meat sauce in the freezer (left over from Saturday). I also had a container of ricotta and an Italian Kale mix of greens, I grabbed some pita minis from the freezer, spread them with the ricotta, layered in the greens, dumped a lump of meat sauce on top, and covered in shredded cheese.
A few minutes in the oven to heat everything through and I was done. And oh so happy!
|One didn't get greens - just for variety.|
So what's your go-to meal when you need something in a hurry?