Sometimes, life gets a little absurd. Recently, I’ve been letting my dissertation take over every waking hour, because, well, someday, I want to get out of here, move on, and do something (anything) with my life that people might actually be interested in. I mean more than the 30 or so people in my field, who are working on similarly esoteric stuff. That’s grad school for you, I suppose. But I digress … I’m really here to tell you that there ARE ways to make home-cooked meals, even when life gets crazy. If you have five minutes, and don’t mind leaving the dishes in the sink, you can eat amazingly well even in the midst of work-related chaos. I think I’ll make these meals a monthly feature here on threeForks.
This first one is actually one of my favorite quick meals, especially because you can double the recipe and provide yourself with lunch or dinner the next day, as well. It’s incredibly versatile — you can throw in anything (including leftover pasta!) you need to use up and end up with a gorgeous, filling meal. And it takes a whole 5 minutes, depending on your fillings. I’ll give you a specific variation below, but first, I have some business to attend to.
You can take five items and are allowed one sentence in which to justify your decision. Tag whoever you like and link back! You are on a desert island so assume a plentiful supply of exotic fish, coconuts and sea salt. Ignore any issues regarding storage. There happens to be a very large solar powered refrigerator washed up on the shore as well. Now, on to the list…
1. Olive oil. With all that fish and salt, I’m going to need some to get gorgeous, crackling fish skin.
2. Coffee, because I am an addict.
3. A cast iron pot, because you can cook anything in one of these.
4. Flour, so I can make some awesome sourdough pizza.
5. A tomato seed packet. Then I can grow something delicious.
Ok, now back to the regularly scheduled program…