By "easily-prepared food", I mean something that you can either eat right out of a box or prepare very easily in a microwave or toaster. In this instance, something that can go from package to your mouth in five minutes or less.
This topic idea came about because recently, while there was very little food in the house, I became hooked on toasted bagels. We had these whole-wheat bagels in the fridge 'cuz Mom gets them from a lady she works with for free, and being that they were darn near the only thing to eat in the house, ya gotta eat something.
But out of the bag, at least to me they're nastier than hell. Finally, desperate for something that tastes good, I said "the heck with it" and popped it in our gigantic four-slice toaster, and then put some butter on it. And the whole-wheat bagels went from "The Nasty" to "Habit-Forming" just like that. I swear I don't know where this concept has been my whole life.
Also I love this cream of potato soup we had at the Love Feast the other night at church, but only when I put a bunch of crackers in it. I didn't realize the crackers had cheese in them, but it sure tastes like it.
Anytime there are tortillas in the fridge I'm always making little snacks with them. I usually add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, salsa and cheddar cheese, or hummus and parmesan cheese with bell pepper slices.
Another quickie is cottage cheese and jam on matzah.
Ken Kennedy debuted a new finisher: Jeff Hardy fans will insist on calling it the Swanton Bomb, but it looks WAY more devastating when not performed by a 180-pound fruitcake. -Rick Scaia 06.12.2006
Peanut Butter with either carrots or celery. And if you are lucky enough and your wife does not like peanut butter, you do not need silverware and can dip the veggies straight into the jar! No clean up afterwards!
...that motherfucker is always spiked with pain.....
Originally posted by MercI'm all about microwaving frozen dim sims. 6 is 1.45 a side. Add salt to taste. Eat. Anyone who thinks 30 minutes is rapidly prepared needs their heads read :)
Have you ever tried to cook something in an oven that was obviously only supposed to be cooked in a microwave? You can tell when you're looking at one of these items because it'll say something like "Cook at 350 degrees for 35 minutes." 35 minutes for a TV dinner? Preposterous! I could go outside and cook it with a magnifying glass quicker than that!
Anyway, my answer: White Castle Microwavable Cheeseburgers. Available in your grocer's freezer case.
However, for some reason, I always get hungry when I'm about to head out the door, so as I'm getting ready to go out, I'll put a couple of pizza pops in the micro and eat them as I'm walking to the bus stop.
I'm one of those people that has to have vegetables with every meal. I really like the new Birdseye steamed veggies in a bag ... pop them in the microwave for about 5 minutes and they taste as though you boiled the water & steamed them yourself.
Pretty much the same as every year: try to get my parents to dispose of as much clutter as possible. (We're talking Very Special Episode of Clean House levels here.) Now that it's warm enough to do things outside, that could help matters.