Saturday, June 04, 2011

Quick Fix

This pic is from  Come on...I gave up my Natty Light days LONG, LONG ago!

I've been crazy busy since vacation, so the blog is suffering, I know.  I haven't had time to cook anything worth writing about.  But I wanted to share with you what I DO eat when I am crazy busy and have no time to cook.  And let me warn you.  It's a bunch of crap.  But it's stuff I love and it gets me through the night.

Ramen Noodles - At $0.39 cents a package, I used to live on these things in college.  And they take 5 minutes to make.  My dad bought me like a 100-pack my first year at Marshall University.  I did NOT gain the Freshman 15.  In fact, I lost about 25 pounds and I wore a size 0 back in those days.  There are an assortment of flavors: chicken, pork, beef, shrimp.  Chicken is what my dad bought me in college.  Chicken is the one I can never eat again.  Something about 100 straight days of Ramen, pretty much ruined me of chicken Ramen forever.  Go figure.  Beef Ramen is my favorite.  And do you know how many things you can do with Ramen noodles??  It's like a craze...making Ramen into delicious dishes.  Never underestimate the power of Ramen.

Canned tuna - I used to not care about what type of canned tuna I bought, until I discovered Bumblebee tuna.  It doesn't look like canned throw up.  It looks like tuna.  Now I will never buy any other type of canned tuna.  Solid White Albacore in water.  I used to live off it.  But I used to get really pissed if I cracked open a can of tuna and discovered that it was immersed in oil.  These days I'm totally addicted to the Bumblebee "Tonno in Olive Oil", which is Yellowfin tuna in olive oil.  It is delish.  I can eat it straight with nothing else.  But in a quick rush out the door, I usually add a little mayo and maybe some capers and top Triscuits with it.  It's delicious.  It would make a mean tuna casserole too!   

Pierogies - Mrs. T's.  Potato and cheese filled.  In your freezer section.  Saute them in a little butter and olive oil.  Salt and Pepper those babies.  Add more cheese if you like.  Dip 'em in sour cream.  They are pockets full of love!

Peanut butter crackers - They are filling and will keep you going for a good 4 hours.  But have a back up package after that.

Special K Protein Meal Bar - These are yummy and fill any chocolate craving you are having.  I like the double chocolate ones.

So there you have it.  What I grab when I'm in a mad rush and I can't cook anything.  This is what I've lived off of last week.  It may also be why after every day I work, I lose 1 pound.

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