5 Easy Meals for People Who Hate to Cook
Food is a magnificent thing. Unfortunately it takes a lot of time and energy to plan, shop for, and cook meals, especially around a full time work schedule. If you are a creative also holding down a day job, the few precious hours you have away from the workplace need to be used to create and work on your projects. However, until our species figures out how to survive on the joy of creating, preparing some type of meal is a necessity. Fortunately there are many recipes to choose from that require a small time commitment.
Simple, cheap, and delightful, cheeseburger pie can be whipped together in 15 minutes with a handful of ingredients most of us have lying around. It makes great leftovers for work lunches, is warm and satisfying, and combines two of the most amazing things on Earth: pie and cheeseburgers.
Recipe: Cheeseburger Pie
(Another delicious meat pie to try: the Taiwanese Pepper Pork Pie)
Not just my nickname on the streets, the Bacon Tart is loaded with potatoes, bacon and cheese. What's not to love! This delicious meal is literally a tart made of bacon. Humanity has therefore taken one step closer to ultimate perfection.
Pro tip: bake your potatoes in the microwave first. It will reduce the cook time down to only 20 minutes, or until the bacon has reached your desired level of crispness.
Recipe: Bacon Tart
The egg sandwich is a godsend at the end of a long day. Crack an egg in a skillet, add a little salt and pepper, flip once, and voila. Takes only 5-10 minutes, is incredibly cheap, and clean-up is a breeze, provided you used enough of an oil base to keep the egg from sticking to your pan. You can also get as creative as you’d like, topping your sandwich with ham, avocado, onion, or whatever other meat or vegetable floats your boat.
Recipe: If cracking an egg is beyond your capacity, please slowly back away from the stove.
Everyone knows the worst part of making mac-n-cheese is boiling the noodles. Constantly stirring the pot and waiting for the noodles to get just the right level of “done” is a real bore. Turns out mankind, in his never-ending quest to relieve the boredom from dull tasks, has figured out a way to make delectable mac-n-cheese without boiling the macaroni first. Say what?! Stay your skepticism, it really does work.
Recipe: No-Boil Mac-n-Cheese
Crock Pot Chili
Oh, the crock pot. Savior of the busy and the lazy. Keeping the home fires burning as we are moving about the world and forgiving us when we forget you and exclaim, “oh yikes, I forgot I turned this thing on.” A few cans of beans, tomatoes, a handful of spices and a flip of a switch and dinner is taken care of without another thought. Well, other than the thought you’ll eventually need to have that will compel you to turn the crock pot off again. Burned chili is not great.
Recipe: Crock Pot Chili