Mr. Fix-It is out of town, and as much as I love to cook, I really don’t get any kick out of cooking for one. Nobody does! It’s depressing! So usually when he’s out of town I subsist on boiled eggs and cheese sandwiches. But, I am trying to do better.
Dinner Thursday was actually, in my opinion, surprisingly successful, for using stuff from the corner drugstore and taking barely longer than boiling eggs. Also, Mr. Fix-It hates curry, so I got a curry fix.
Step 1: Thaw a chicken breast,* cut it into teeny pieces, and quick-like cook it up in a pan. (I used sesame oil. I always use sesame oil if I can get away with it.) Dump in a bowl.
Step 2: In the same pan, scramble an egg.** Dump in the bowl.
Step 3: Take a one of these of these:
|A Taste of Thai Quick Meal Yellow Curry Noodles!
Amazon, get this back in stock, Bartell’s is too far away
and (same pan! no rinsing it!) follow the stupidly-easy stove-top instructions.†
Step 4: Add egg and chicken back in. Stir.
Step 5: Dump everything all together into bowl. Eat.
Easy? Yes.†† Haute cuisine? Absolutely not. Better than a cheese sandwich? Yes! And honestly, better than or equivalent to about ⅔ of the Thai on the Ave.
Plus, I really like finding goofy things to do with convenience foods.
* Okay, that part didn’t come from Bartell’s
** This one did though!
† Dump everything into pan, boil. “Everything” is: a cup of water; a large packet of “coconut milk powder”; a small packet of mysterious, slightly sweet yellow-powder-with-dried-stuff in; a tiny plastic pouch of oozy red curry paste.
†† You know what’s even easier though? Without the protein additions this is meant to be microwaved inside that box there!