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Old 12-02-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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What's your in-time recipe?

I am just wondering what you would really prepare if you are running short of time. Let me give you an example. I return from office late night just to learn that my cook had been missing all day and all the restaurant are closed and I am left by myself to cook for myself. What i will do is just prepare an egg -bhurjee which hardly takes 20 minutes and i will have it with bread.
Whats your recipe? What do you think, you can prepare really fast?


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Old 12-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #2
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We keep proscuitto,ham,turkey,chicken assorted cheeses and when it comes to hungry and want something quick, I haul out some french onion soup (homemade) or minestrone... get it heating and then I turn on the pannini grill and make a sandwich with some of the meat and cheese...sliced tomatoes in season along with avocado as salad with evoo and lemon and we are in business.

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Old 12-03-2009, 01:14 AM   #3
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I always have bread, eggs, bacon or ham and mayonnaise ready. It is the fastest and easiest recipe I know. It works for me that is.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:38 AM   #4
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I can knock out a Quiche in 25 minutes, or
Vegetable Soup with Rustic Flat Bread in about 30 minutes, or
If I'm really pressed for time I can always fix Shrimp and Grits, or
Biscuits & Gravy, or Johnny Cakes (fried cornmeal cakes) w/Syrup!
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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I can knock it out in just a couple minutes longer than it takes to cook the pasta.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:30 AM   #6
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My quick meals usually involve either potato or pasta or tortillas.

A bowl of pasta is very easy to throw together with a can of tuna, tub of tomato paste, cream, herbs, and whatever (suitable) vegetables I have to hand.

Likewise, a baked potato in its jacket zapped in the microwave with salad and a protein is super fast.

A tortilla can be used as a wrap or as a pizza base or as a pancake substitute.

A potato sliced and zapped can be turned into "nachos" or with a can of chick peas or butter beans, a chopped tomato and onion and a can of tuna, turned into a very substantial meal gratin or lasagne style.

And failing all of that, there is always an omelette.

And this is without really looking in the pantry and completely ignoring the food in the freezer. Throw togethers are my speciality!! LOL
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:50 AM   #7
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Any of the breakfast foods....Grilled Cheese or other Sammich
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #8
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Tuna salad, made into a sandwich or eaten on crackers
Spaghetti with marinara sauce or alfredo sauce
Fried egg sandwich
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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I usually kep one of those dry chicken noodle pacages on hand. I add some onion, carots potatoe dry pack. At the most 20 minutes. Also i always have some frozen meat leftovers, doesn't matter if it is beef or chicken or lamb, that goes in. Done I have a pretty darn good soup. As the matter of fact one of my daughters will only eat that particular soup, otherwise she doesn't eat soup, well tomatoe soup, Bu the way she eats it it might as well be simply hot tomatoe juice.

P.S. Personaly I love sandwiches, like a cold cuts type. I can live on them. Takes 3 minutes to make one.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:42 AM   #10
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I almost always have a frozen serving of some meal or other that I can microwave to life and eat - a hot dog, chili or a beans and rice dish, etc.

If not, I would make a breakfast meal. Probably an omelet.

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