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2022-01-15 8:03:59 PM  
Bear with me here....
Cottage cheese and kimchee
 
2022-01-15 8:12:25 PM  
Vegetarian pasta MRE
 
2022-01-15 8:18:19 PM  
Mac n cheese and a heaping tablespoon of this.

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It's spicy without being a flavorless chemical burn. Sichuan peppercorn and MSG amp up the flavor and add incredible depth to pretty much anything.
 
2022-01-15 8:19:25 PM  
post hurricane Andrew, no power, a can of cream of potato soup, a can of whole potatoes and thawed-use-them-now sausage patties.  iirc there was also garlic involved.  can't remember it exactly, had a baby on my hip, but the guys raved about it

probably more due to appetite after a day clearing debris than any culinary magic
 
2022-01-15 8:31:03 PM  
Secret slop....Lipton dried onion soup, water, a head of broccoli, chopped, and a bunch of cheddar cheese melted and stirred into it. Tastes really good but on the downside, hell to clean up after the feast.  I do not cook it anymore. My wife hates it.
 
2022-01-15 8:37:10 PM  
Roast beef mixed with refried macaroni and cheese.
 
2022-01-15 8:39:18 PM  

markie_farkie: Mac n cheese and a heaping tablespoon of this.

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It's spicy without being a flavorless chemical burn. Sichuan peppercorn and MSG amp up the flavor and add incredible depth to pretty much anything.


I eat hot chilly oil all the time with many things. It is really good.
 
2022-01-15 9:12:46 PM  
Ground beef, stewed tomatoes, elbow macaroni, shredded mozzarella cheese. My mom came up with it one night because it was all she had on hand and money was tighter than TFG's watch band, so she couldn't go to the store and buy anything. She called it her "concoction," and it was damn good. I make it for the boyfriend and I when I'm super lazy and don't want to cook anything complicated. You can obviously add or subtract ingredients based on your preferences, there is no actual recipe for it.
 
2022-01-15 9:23:50 PM  
My current method for making sorbet I stumbled upon, and it's not exactly ground breaking, and is maybe the easiest way to make sorbet, and that is with frozen fruit, simple syrup and maybe a touch of citrus. No water. No ice cream maker. Just frozen fruit, and with a room temperature simple syrup, into the food processor, and mix until smooth, turn out into a container, and done.

I've done it the 'right' way, which is in an ice cream maker, with water and lemon and granulated sugar, and churn, churn, churn your way to success, but sometimes, you just want a treat and you for damn sure don't want to wait for pudding or Jell-O to set. In a food processor, starting with frozen berries or whatever your greasy heart desires, you can make a fast and dirty sorbet in five minutes from start to finish. If you've got some corn syrup, you can use that, maybe cut with some citrus a bit, maybe even a touch of a liqueur. And if it fails? You have a daiquiri base.
 
2022-01-15 9:34:23 PM  

cretinbob: Bear with me here....
Cottage cheese and kimchee


I'll back you up, because kimchee, as a pickled condiment, goes well with pretty much anything that will benefit from salt. And cottage cheese and salt is a common mix.

My own mix is cottage cheese and tuna fish. Sounds gross, works out like magic. Instead of using pickle relish just throw in the kimchee. Toss in some mayonnaise if you have it, but it's not necessary. It smells awful and tastes delicious.

Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits. The grits only need like 1/2 cup of water, so add another 1/2 cup of water to a pot, add the grits and let 'em go for a minute, then add the rice. This works as a meal itself or, if you have leftover meat you're questionable on - like the toppings of a week-old Domino's pizza - just throw them in the pot. The heat cooks off the disease.
 
2022-01-15 9:42:04 PM  

Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.


Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

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2022-01-15 9:48:44 PM  
While we're on the subject of frozen dessert, adding a bit of liqueur to your fruit juice concoctions for shave ice is a game changer. Just sayin'.  Heck, some vodka or rum or bourbon for that matter in your shave ice just ups the game, and again, if you don't eat it fast enough, you've still got a cocktail.
 
2022-01-15 10:02:20 PM  

hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

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I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits
Youtube _T24lHnB7N8


Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.
 
2022-01-15 10:05:40 PM  

Lsherm: cretinbob: Bear with me here....
Cottage cheese and kimchee

I'll back you up, because kimchee, as a pickled condiment, goes well with pretty much anything that will benefit from salt. And cottage cheese and salt is a common mix.

My own mix is cottage cheese and tuna fish. Sounds gross, works out like magic. Instead of using pickle relish just throw in the kimchee. Toss in some mayonnaise if you have it, but it's not necessary. It smells awful and tastes delicious.

Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits. The grits only need like 1/2 cup of water, so add another 1/2 cup of water to a pot, add the grits and let 'em go for a minute, then add the rice. This works as a meal itself or, if you have leftover meat you're questionable on - like the toppings of a week-old Domino's pizza - just throw them in the pot. The heat cooks off the disease.


It's the salt and sour from the cottage cheese and the heat and acidity of the kimchee.
It really is worth a try.
Better than peanut butter and pickles
 
2022-01-15 10:08:44 PM  

Lsherm: hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

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I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

[YouTube video: My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits]

Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.


I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.
 
2022-01-15 10:09:38 PM  
I tried once to follow a real red beans and rice recipe.  It was a miserable failure.

About a month ago, I saw a recipe for weeknight red beans and rice.  I had about half the ingredients, like the three cans of red beans, an onion, and chicken stock, but no sausage or any of the other stuff.  So I just grabbed a bunch of bacon and a big ole can of Cajun spices and threw it all together for an hour, I think.

Everyone went nuts over it, even the 'I hate everything that isn't meat and potatoes' kid.  If we get some winter weather soon, I will probably make it again.
 
2022-01-15 10:13:38 PM  

cretinbob: Lsherm: hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

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I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

[YouTube video: My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits]

Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.

I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.


INSTANT GRIT DISCLAIMER

Look, fuckers,
 
2022-01-15 10:15:59 PM  

Lsherm: cretinbob: Lsherm: hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

[Fark user image 518x518] [View Full Size image _x_]

I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

[YouTube video: My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits]

Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.

I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.

INSTANT GRIT DISCLAIMER

Look, farkers,


OFFS, Fark, reprogram your swear jar to add a preview.

LOOK, farkers, my mother is from southeastern Kentucky, I know what good grits are, and I also know if you wake up with 30 minutes to shiat, shower, and eat you can't manage to get grits into that equation. THIS THREAD IS ABOUT CARELESS!

I can't think of anything more careless than instant grits. Yet they work, in some combinations.
 
2022-01-15 10:33:02 PM  

cherryl taggart: I tried once to follow a real red beans and rice recipe.  It was a miserable failure.

About a month ago, I saw a recipe for weeknight red beans and rice.  I had about half the ingredients, like the three cans of red beans, an onion, and chicken stock, but no sausage or any of the other stuff.  So I just grabbed a bunch of bacon and a big ole can of Cajun spices and threw it all together for an hour, I think.

Everyone went nuts over it, even the 'I hate everything that isn't meat and potatoes' kid.  If we get some winter weather soon, I will probably make it again.


A good friend of mine's mom has a perfect red bean recipe that's amazingly simple.

One smoked keilbasa
4 cans of red kidney beans, undrained.
4 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed.
2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
2 bay leaves.
1 large sweet onion, diced.
1 bell pepper, seeds removed and diced.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Slice the keilbasa and fry it in a stock pot along with the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Add in the rest of the ingredients along with four cans of water.

Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to low heat for 2 more hours.

Remove bay leaves and serve over rice. Add Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste.

Enjoy.
 
2022-01-15 10:47:57 PM  
My poor friend ran into a situation where she was cooking for me, who barely ate veggies, and our mutual friend, who only ate veggies. She came up with a stir-fry that satisfied both of us. It's not a top-ten regret, but it's certainly in the top 100 that I never got the recipe off her.
 
2022-01-15 10:56:11 PM  
Sliced Gouda on cracker with a dab of Siracha and topped with sliced olives.
 
2022-01-15 11:03:24 PM  
When my kid was about 5 years old (12 years ago) I was diagnosed with hypertension and I started to control my sodium intake.

She wanted to help, so she cooked up a dish with chicken thighs braised in nothing but cinnamon and honey.

It was so good, I still make it to this day.
 
2022-01-15 11:08:08 PM  

MrBallou: When my kid was about 5 years old (12 years ago) I was diagnosed with hypertension and I started to control my sodium intake.

She wanted to help, so she cooked up a dish with chicken thighs braised in nothing but cinnamon and honey.

It was so good, I still make it to this day.


Holy shiat, I want that recipe.  How much cinnamon, how much honey, do you brown the thighs first...?
 
2022-01-15 11:11:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: MrBallou: When my kid was about 5 years old (12 years ago) I was diagnosed with hypertension and I started to control my sodium intake.

She wanted to help, so she cooked up a dish with chicken thighs braised in nothing but cinnamon and honey.

It was so good, I still make it to this day.

Holy shiat, I want that recipe.  How much cinnamon, how much honey, do you brown the thighs first...?


Brown the thighs and then let your heart be your guide.

About a tablespoon of honey per thigh and a solid sprinkle of cinnamon, according to taste. A little water to get the braising going. Serve with rice,
 
2022-01-15 11:23:13 PM  
My shelves and fridge were nearly empty (deliberately) of everything except canned beans and veggies and staples like rice and flour, and various sauces and such, and my spices.  I would be going grocery shopping tomorrow, but tonight it was 11 PM and I had do make do with what I had, and I was hungry and didn't want to bake anything or just eat beans.

In my freezer was one package of pierogies with cheddar.  I decided to make pierogie shakshouka.  That's shakshouka, but with pierogies instead of eggs.

One can of fire roasted tomatoes, one can of corn, one can of white beans, half an onion chopped up, simmering in a skillet.  Some hot sauce, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.  (I was going for more of a salsa-y flavor.)  Then the the pierogies.  It was so good.  The cheddary pierogies were the perfect complement to the tangy spicy shakshouka sauce.
 
2022-01-15 11:28:18 PM  
Snowed in with the first kid when he was a toddler, but still sticking to a balanced diet plan for him (not me - let's not even go there), I spread peanut butter (PROTEIN!) on toast (WHEAT!) and then spread cut-up canned green beans (VEGETABLE!) on that, and served that to him with milk (DAIRY!) - and he wanted serving after serving.

I told him about it years later (he'd been too young to remember) and, face squinched up in horror, he threatened to call CPS.
 
2022-01-15 11:37:05 PM  
Mac and cheese and a can of Stagg's chili. Best chili mac ever!
 
2022-01-15 11:52:04 PM  
Loose sausage, egg whites, peppers and onions and it was like something Keto-friendly.
 
2022-01-16 12:15:05 AM  

cretinbob: I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.


Wow.  Ground corn in grits?  You should try polenta!
 
2022-01-16 12:26:11 AM  
you can substitute in salsa for milk with Kraft Mac n Cheez.
 
2022-01-16 12:42:25 AM  
Recently was thinking about potentially good  absinthe mixers. Having the flavor it does, finding other drinks meshing well with it is difficult. I suddenly had the curious idea of trying root beer.  I poured a quarter cup Absente and filled the glass with Barq's, feeling that the crispness of the drink would favor better than say the creaminess of A&W.

And just like that, I struck gold.  Drinking one now as I type, two weeks
Or so after the initial discovery. Hell,'used a full 12'pack of root beer purely on this cocktail. The combination has a nostalgic old-timey candy feel, Somewhere between a root beer barrel and a Neco wafer. Ive since tried ICB root beer and Bundaberg ginger beer, but nope.  So far Barq's is the clear winner.  Might have to procure some bitters to see if they further enhance the flavor sensations.
 
2022-01-16 1:22:06 AM  

Lsherm: Lsherm: cretinbob: Lsherm: hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

[Fark user image 518x518] [View Full Size image _x_]

I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

[YouTube video: My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits]

Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.

I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.

INSTANT GRIT DISCLAIMER

Look, farkers,

OFFS, Fark, reprogram your swear jar to add a preview.

LOOK, farkers, my mother is from southeastern Kentucky, I know what good grits are, and I also know if you wake up with 30 minutes to shiat, shower, and eat you can't manage to get grits into that equation. THIS THREAD IS ABOUT CARELESS!

I can't think of anything more careless than instant grits. Yet they work, in some combinations.


So does minute rice in some things, hell to make some things you flat out need it.  Cook what makes sense for how long you got and what you're doing, if it tastes good then you win - good enough
 
2022-01-16 1:44:20 AM  
1) Pilau isn't super inventive
B) I know I didn't invent pilau
iii) I'm pretty sure this isn't pilau

BUT

This one always works.  I made it tonight for my houseguest to have a bunch of easily reheatable food.

Rice.  Chicken.  Celery.  Butter.  Salt.  No more, no less.  Don't put onions in it.  No garlic.  No spices or cool stuff.  Don't even really brown the chicken or celery. It's plain and comforting and delicious.
 
2022-01-16 2:23:30 AM  

skybird659: Mac and cheese and a can of Stagg's chili. Best chili mac ever!


When my uncle got out of prison in the 90's, he would make that to keep his weight up.
/Prisoners now swap out the Mac and cheese for ramen
 
2022-01-16 2:33:59 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: skybird659: Mac and cheese and a can of Stagg's chili. Best chili mac ever!

When my uncle got out of prison in the 90's, he would make that to keep his weight up.
/Prisoners now swap out the Mac and cheese for ramen


Stories about prison ingenuity are fascinating.

Sometimes you get a dinner recipe, sometimes you learn how to make a fifi.

Honestly I've gotten fifi instructions more often than recipies.
 
2022-01-16 3:48:20 AM  
Grits with the cheese powder from Annie's white cheddar mac & cheese, dash of salt, double dash of pepper and sage, and a few drops of liquid smoke. With sliced scallion greens on top. Was a very warming comfort food after "pulling doubles" between work and caring for a sick loved one all night. Just a simple, quick bowl of grits.

Now I have a jar of the powder handy at all times (and use it for other things too)...you can order it online. Add a bit more water than called for (the powder contains a thickening agent), and whisk it in after the grits are done. I make it for friends for breakfast with toast and homefries, underneath their choice of eggs. Only once in a while now...not exactly low cal...but, so comforting.
 
2022-01-16 3:48:34 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: skybird659: Mac and cheese and a can of Stagg's chili. Best chili mac ever!

When my uncle got out of prison in the 90's, he would make that to keep his weight up.
/Prisoners now swap out the Mac and cheese for ramen


Tip o' the hat to yer uncle, then! Hope he's stayed a free man and not dependent on ramen!
/there but for the grace of...
 
2022-01-16 3:51:51 AM  
Tofu ravioli, with lots of pesto.
 
2022-01-16 4:03:19 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lsherm: Lsherm: cretinbob: Lsherm: hubiestubert: Lsherm: Other notable "I don't have anything in the house and I'm not going to the store" include Ben's Ready Rice (white, jasmine, or brown) and Quaker Oats Butter Instant Grits.

Instant Grits? In your house? In your cupboard?

[Fark user image 518x518] [View Full Size image _x_]

I got real grits too, Hubie! But sometimes you're getting up late and you don't have the full 20 minutes.

[YouTube video: My Cousin Vinny - Magic Grits]

Also, if I'm the type to have Ready Rice, I'm certainly the type to have instant grits. Sometimes you gotta eat and go.

I found a diner here that makes awesome grits, a thing I never expected in the upper midwest.
They throw a little bit of ground yellow corn in. Just a little.
And they don't use goddamned instant grits.

INSTANT GRIT DISCLAIMER

Look, farkers,

OFFS, Fark, reprogram your swear jar to add a preview.

LOOK, farkers, my mother is from southeastern Kentucky, I know what good grits are, and I also know if you wake up with 30 minutes to shiat, shower, and eat you can't manage to get grits into that equation. THIS THREAD IS ABOUT CARELESS!

I can't think of anything more careless than instant grits. Yet they work, in some combinations.

So does minute rice in some things, hell to make some things you flat out need it.  Cook what makes sense for how long you got and what you're doing, if it tastes good then you win - good enough


This...we're not talking gourmet or strict traditions here...

"share a time when you threw something carelessly together"
 
2022-01-16 4:08:34 AM  
Quick skillet chili (quicker than simmering it for hours)

In a big skillet, brown a pound of hamburger. Drain off excess grease. Add a can of each: beans, diced tomatoes, and corn(drained). Add salt and Mexican spices to taste.

Mix well and let it heat all the way through. Top individual serving with grated cheese or sour cream. Eat up!
 
2022-01-16 4:23:39 AM  
half ass lentils n rice -- seriously, I was flyin this by the seat of my pants

sausage, X amount, done in the stewpot you're gonna cook the lentils/rice in -- absolutely do NOT drain the grease outta the pot, it's NEEDED with lentils

fill a dry cup-measure with 2/3 lentils  & 1/3 rice, throw em both in the pot and toss in double the amount of water

Kitchen Bouquet, yeah the brown sauce in the stupid bottle with the yellow label -- NOT A WHOLE LOT, just "enough" -- you will know when it's enough

whatever other seasonings you might have on hand that would be fitting -- jar garlic goes really well here

the lentils & rice will cook in roughly the same ten minutes with the same method plain rice cooks (bring to boil and then low heat/cover, but keep cooking once ten minutes is up (adding a bit of water if needed) until you like the chewtexture of the lentils -- best that they are between al dente and tender.

Keep an eye on it after the ten minute point, you don't want it to burn it or let it stick to the pot

I must reiterate that you do NOT drain the sausage grease, because for me, lentils taste like cardboard without a dollop of fat.

Your own mileage may vary.

It actually turned out satisfactorily, surprisingly, and I gobbled every bit.
 
2022-01-16 5:49:06 AM  
A recent hybrid, not earthshaking, but really tasty. I decided to make one of my favorite Sichuan noodle dishes using blistered green beans instead of noodles. It's made with ground pork, ginger, garlic, fermented black beans, chili paste, light and dark soy, sugar, and Chinese wine. Blister the green beans in a hot pan with a tiny bit of oil first, then make the pork part separately, then combine the two. Most delicious.
 
2022-01-16 5:57:38 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Ground beef, stewed tomatoes, elbow macaroni, shredded mozzarella cheese. My mom came up with it one night because it was all she had on hand and money was tighter than TFG's watch band, so she couldn't go to the store and buy anything. She called it her "concoction," and it was damn good. I make it for the boyfriend and I when I'm super lazy and don't want to cook anything complicated. You can obviously add or subtract ingredients based on your preferences, there is no actual recipe for it.


We would eat a version of this my mother called poor man's supper. You could take that basic recipe and modify it with various leftovers, like chili with red beans, chunky salsa, sautéed onions, other cheeses.
 
2022-01-16 7:04:09 AM  
Weber's Kickin' Chicken seasoning on corn chips. Add a little olive oil and shake them to get it to stick. It also is good on anything else. Grilled diced potatoes for example.
 
2022-01-16 7:45:36 AM  

dodecahedron: We would eat a version of this my mother called poor man's supper. You could take that basic recipe and modify it with various leftovers, like chili with red beans, chunky salsa, sautéed onions, other cheeses.


There are a lot of dishes with similar names but a wide variety of actual recipes (other than being cheap to make) that came from the depression:

Here's one that's potato, onion, and hot dogs:

Great Depression Cooking - The Poorman's Meal
Youtube 3OPQqH3YlHA
 
2022-01-16 8:02:41 AM  
As for the original topic- I guess I'm stuck in the word 'carelessly'.  Are we looking for meals where we grabbed a wrong ingredient  but it came out better than if we had used the correct ingredients?  Or just those 'I must eat, so not going to worry about following any sort of a recipe'?

Because I don't usually follow recipes, except for baking.  And does it still count if you go and refine it later?

For instance, for many years it was impossible to get nasi goereng spice blends or kejap manis.  So I started making my fried rice using curry powder, regular soy sauce, and a whole lot of shredded carrots at the end.  (Along with egg ribbons, pork, onions, maybe some spinach or other green)

I've also done the 'end up after a night of drinking and whoever's house we're at insists they don't have any food, but whip something up anyway'.  The only one of those that I (mostly) remember as being a true 'throw a bunch of things together' was pasta, sausage, olives, jarred peppers, ... and there might've been some garlic or tomato in it.

At some point around high school, I used to regularly make ham, provolone, and pickle sandwiches growing up.  (Bread and butter pickles, with just a little Mayo on both slices of bread).  They were my go-to sandwich for 10+ years until I had to give up cheese.
 
2022-01-16 8:05:37 AM  
Some interesting recipes here, but you people who insist on adding tomatoes to things disgust me.
 
2022-01-16 8:15:33 AM  
If you have an Instant Pot, there's no excuse for quick grits.

Put good grits and water in your pot with butter and salt. Pressure cook for three minutes. Done.

If you want cheese grits, do the above and add shredded cheese when you open the pot. Stir. Done.
 
2022-01-16 8:35:18 AM  
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Quick and dirty
 
2022-01-16 8:36:10 AM  
A few years ago I was managing a pizza joint in St Louis just down the street from Barnes/Jewish Hospital and Washington University school of medicine. I had a contract to cater for 100 med students twice a week, the kicker was it had to be meals, not pizza and calzones, and 1/5 had to be vegan because of the diverse ethnicity of the staff and students.

I created a LOT of interesting vegan and non-vegan dishes that were hits with the crowd. One of there favorites was a dish I called "North African Black Beans and Yams"; It was black beans and braised yams with a mirepoix, a touch of cumin, chipotles in adobo, and a touch of honey for balance... totally vegan.

I also did a chicken dish, Honey Thyme chicken... Seared chicken breasts braised with literally just a broth of honey, thyme and stock.

All this was done using only a convection oven and a pizza oven, I had no stove or fryer in the place.
 
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