Lazy Cook

Maybe it’s the garden, or knitting, or cutting back on what I’m eating but I’ve turned into a really lazy cook. It seems that no matter what I make, my main goal is to get several meals out of it.

Over the weekend, we grilled steak and I though . . I’m going to grill two chicken breasts for later in the week.

Leftover Chicken

Leftover Chicken

One day I made tortellini with squash and mushrooms and chicken. It was really good (and there was enough for two meals!).

Leftovers

Leftovers

I don’t like red sauce . . doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or storebought, and Vince seems to like storebought just as much as he likes homemade so . . storebought often works for me.

One day I had fried eggplant and some was left over. So, leftover eggplant, grilled chicken, storebought red sauce and Parmesan cheese ..

Leftover Chicken Again

Leftover Chicken Again

And, again, there was enough for two meals. 

Yep, I’m a lazy cook these days but we’re not going hungry.

Lunch Started Early

This morning the glass guys were supposed to be here between 8:30 and 9:00 (though I thought Vince told me between 7:30 and 8) to replace two broken windows. Them being here, me keeping dogs and Boots out of the way of them working was going to interfere with getting lunch done so I had to come up with a quick plan.

Venison

Venison

A jar of canned venison! Completely cooked and fork tender, along with onions from the garden, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno peppers.

Pepper, Onions and Garlic

Pepper, Onions and Garlic

I sauteed the peppers, onions and garlic, then sprinkled a bit of flour over them and cooked it, dumped in the jar of venison and made a yummy gravy.

Corn

Corn

Frozen corn, a little butter, a little Slap Ya Mama and all it needs is to be heated up.

Rice

Rice

The rice was measured and poured into the pressure cooker. Water was added about 9:45 had I hit the “rice” button and that was tender and ready to serve right on time.

Lunch

Lunch

Leftover quinoa, corn and black bean salad was added.

One of my favorite meals (meat, gravy, rice, corn) and not much time spent in the kitchen. I love having canned meat ready to heat and eat.

It’s a good thing I did it all early . . Vince was driving in the driveway coming home for lunch as the window guy was leaving.

Breakfasts

The one meal I struggle with is breakfast. Bacon, eggs, toast. I could eat that every morning, but I don’t. I’m trying to eat oatmeal every morning! We have to have a little variety though. The last couple of days, we’ve veered away from oatmeal.

Breakfast

Breakfast

French toast made from the Hawaiian Rolls, fruit and bacon. That was a nice change. I didn’t have pineapple juice for the rolls so I drained a can of crushed pineapple, cut back on the brown sugar since the pineapple was in syrup and even added a bit of the crushed pineapple to the rolls. They were so good.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Eggs, grits, country ham and buttermilk rolls. Now that’s a hearty breakfast! Vince loves country ham. I like it ok but would much prefer bacon.

I think tomorrow we will have Migas. I have everything to make that except chorizo so I’ll just use ham. I’ll do all the chopping tonight, make the tortillas tonight . . and that will save time in the morning.

Why do I struggle with ideas for breakfast? I’m going to spend some time searching for breakfast ideas . . I need new ideas. What’s your favorite breakfast that would be man pleasing but not require hours in the kitchen? I have to have it on the table by 6:20 and I’d prefer not to be up at 4 a.m. starting breakfast.