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    I cheated!

    Living alone has its benefits but also its downfalls... One is late night, lazy snack. Usually it's leftovers of fruits but last 2 nights I cheated...

    Weather has cooled off and I keep heat down, so it was chilly here. I grabbed some bottled pasta sauce and frozen meatballs.

    Took out my cast iron skillet, poured 1/2 of the 45oz bottle of sauce and dropped 1/2 a bag of meatballs. Warmed both up for 10-15 minutes and then poured in a bowl

    It was AWESOME. Reminded me of tomato soup, except this one did not need anything nor was it too watery.

    Tonight I finished both

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    Ha! My go-to dinner when I'm on my own is plain penne with sriracha and parmesean, so I don't think I'm one to judge! Can't all be gourmet meals, right?!

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    If that's cheating, then a frozen pizza is cheating too.

    My cheating dishes are buttoni pasta with a jar of Mario Batali's pasta sauce; the frozen edamame from Target mixed with feta, ortiz tuna and olive oil; Green Mill frozen pizzas; and Amy's mac and cheese.

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    Lol.

    A couple nights back I heated up an old can of creamy broccoli soup found in the back of the cupboard, mixed some egg noodles into it, and ate in on two pieces of toast. I'm not proud.

    It is nice to know I'm not alone with these occasional culinary malfunctions, though.

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    My two cheats and I love them both:

    Instant Rice with soy sauce -- Spaghetti and can tomato sauce with some chilli flakes and spices.

    My biggest cheat is that I buy in bulk then cook and freeze and just microwave later down (This includes: chicken,brisket,soup, fish, pizza, veggies). It doesn't let me use my knives as much but it saves me money to buy more.

    Although I will say a CCK can do wonders on those cooked chicken breasts. Its slowly becoming one of my favourite.

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    Um... I always have a box of mac n cheese in the back of the cupboard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprescot View Post
    Ha! My go-to dinner when I'm on my own is plain penne with sriracha and parmesean, so I don't think I'm one to judge! Can't all be gourmet meals, right?!
    Hey, I had that a few days ago. Well, I had run out of parmesan also, so it was just spaghetti with butter, olive oil and sriracha. Need to get to Costco and Wholefoods to stock up...

    My emergency foods are usually some kind of Barilla pasta with some kind of tomato cause in a glass, and I throw in a hand full of capers, a bit of anchovy paste and some canned tuna - adding a bit of shallot or onion if I feel like 'cooking' I also try to have some frozen chicken & vegetable dumplings in the freezer most of the time, they take a few minutes gyoza-style.

    Stefan

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    Anyone familiar with the tins of baked beans and sausages in them? They're so bad yet so nice, such a cheap meal on toast. I love them. Perhaps other UK people might be more familiar with what I'm talking about

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    If all our meals were from scratch would we really appreciate it as much? I think I am about to go to Wendy's myself.

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