Me, a milkshake.
or…Soft boiled egg and toast or…
Tomato mayo toasted sandwich.
I have a lot of stuff in the freezer. Frozen cubes of pesto, soup, lasagna.
Their idea of quick and easy is a lot more complex than me sticking my TV dinner in the microwave.
Smart. Freezer dives are common at our place too. But if I don’t plan ahead or feel like it I scope out the counter and frig. Honestly, it’s more about how much I feel like cleaning up rather than what I can fix quick. If I’m eating alone, I don’t fix the same way. Tonight I had a banana for dinner followed by the last pc of cheesecake.
Leave it to the NYTimes to complicate a straight forward question.
Bread and cheese and a salade or sandwich with ham cheese with whatever vegetables. Pasta with canned tuna with grated Parmesan, lemon juice and herbs.
Order food to deliver if very tired.
Good instant ramen, doctored up with tons of raw green veggies, and a protein (which is usually leftover), such as tuna [pictured below] or tofu). We get good instant ramen from my neighborhood Japanese market.
Tonight I pulled a few steamed eggs out and made salad. If I remember, keeping a doz eggs hardboiled is a pretty handy quick grab meal.
Chinese takeout. Or Korean takeout from the local place.
Peanut butter on toast.
If too tired for that, then peanut butter on untoasted bread, or a wheat tortilla.
And if that seems like too much effort, then a spoonful of two of peanut butter straight from the jar.
Usually followed by a couple swigs of Kefir.
(Those have been my “dinner” the last two nights.)
PB&J with single-malt scotch (neat)
- or -
Ice cream with granola (lots of granola).
Eggs over easy . Store bought frozen hashbrowns . Toast .
Anything I can find. Usually some eggs and leftover bread.
This is why eggs are the perfect food.
Yeah no big recipe. Boil and eat.
A Cheeseboard, assorted bread sticks, crackers and fresh seasonal preferred fruits.
Tired isn’t usually an issue. Late more often. Leftovers are top of the list. Something with eggs. Often one thing - a protein, a veg, a starch. I’m not picky when I’m late and one meal that isn’t balanced won’t do me any harm.
To me, the food choice matters less than how it happens. If I’m tired I don’t plan, and I stop pretending to be civilized. In other words, whatever you eat when you’re tired and also very drunk, that’s about where I get to just from being tired.
(I don’t really get drunk much, and if I did I’d just fall asleep anyway.)