So I have an idea and the idea that I have is this.
Let’s each say what we cook All The Time… the booooring stuff. And if we want, let’s say what we do when we want to make it special. Because to somebody reading this blog, it won’t be boring, it’ll be delightfully fresh: an idea swap for summertime cooking.
If you want to tell me something you cook but NOT all the time (big sigh. do you have to be so difficult?) that’s okay too. Let’s get some ideas rolling; I need them.
I’ll go first. Yes, I can tell you would like to go first too, but you see I have the prerogative because it’s my blog. Shh.
When I can’t think of what else to cook, guess what I make?
Eggs and beans.
WHAT?? You already KNEW? Who’s been tattling??
When I want to make them special, I refry chili beans with garlic salt and onion powder and taco seasoning, then layer them in a tortilla with scrambled eggs and salsa—and a side of fresh pineapple. (See? I told you I could tell yesterday’s menu in a way that didn’t make it sound so terrible.)
For lunch I like to make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. If I want to make the tomato soup special, I sauté onions and mushrooms and basil, then add the soup, using half milk in place of water. You have to add the milk to the hot soup slowly or it will curdle.
For supper on cool days like this one, I like to make meatloaf and baked potatoes. They are very plain Jane but a nice Caesar salad helps.
So—tell me what food you cook when you’re bored. Extra points for nutrition, simplicity, economy, and seasonality. (Whoa. I didn’t know seasonality was a word, I was waiting for my spell checker to honk at me.)