21 December 2014

Holiday in: Lazy day food guide

Today was a rainy day so sleeping in was definitely the right thing to do. I work up at 2pm just in time to catch about an hour of daylight before taking another nap after. The holidays are great. The rainy weather also means that I haven't wanted to leave the house so no new groceries have been bought. I'm no stranger to days like these, and when this happens I usually stay on the couch / in bed watching my favourite TV shows, and use whatever's in my kitchen (and this isn't exactly healthy living) to make something. so this is my lazy day food guide for you.

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Milkshakes are relatively easy to make: all you need to do is blend ice cream and milk (a 2:1 ratio is good enough). Sometimes I add in nesquik chocolate powder if I'm making a strawberry shake.

Smoothies are just as simple as milkshakes: just fruit, ice, and chocolate powder / syrup if you like.
My favourite combinations are chocolate banana, chocolate strawberry, caramel banana ... ha ha I guess I'm not super creative here.

Iced Instant Coffee / Chocolate 
Unfit for social interaction days mean no Starbucks, either. To make an iced coffee or chocolate, use 50ml of boiling water, stir the powder in, and then fill it with cold water / ice.

Tuna Pasta
I love pasta and it's no secret! On lazy days I usually heat up a tomato based pasta sauce (something like Ragu) and mix in a can of tuna with it, then pour it over my pasta.

Stir-fry Canned Soup
Back in catholic school (surprise!) we were taught this easy but unhealthy recipe. It's painfully easy to make and when I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed this was all I ate. You need: 1 can of mushroom soup, ¼ can of water, and your choice of "easy-fry" vegetables, like broccoli, mushrooms, or carrots all chopped up. In a skillet, fry the vegetables first, and then add in the soup and water. Stir occasionally until it bubbles. You can eat it by itself, or you can pour it over pasta (guilty of this!).. apparently you can mix rice in but I don't think it's going to taste that great.
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Saltine Pizza 
A friend of mine taught me this a while ago and I make it pretty often. This works best if you have a toaster oven, but a regular oven works too, it just takes a longer time. All you need is a pack of saltine crackers, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Spread pasta sauce over each saltine, place cheese over it, and bake in a toaster oven for about 5 minutes on medium heat. It takes about 10 minutes in an oven at 200F (i think? i've tried that once).

Toast is basically simple. Do I have to explain it? no. But follow this and you will make the best cheese toastie you'll ever have: click here. Otherwise, I make vegemite–avocado toast, vegemite–cheese toast, avocado and cream cheese toast... the list goes on and on. Toast is versatile. Toast is forever.

I stock up on a ton of perogies as well, so we're never out of them here en la casa. They're also nice with bacon on the side. I also have clamato juice always stocked so it's really convenient for me to make caesars, alcoholic or not.

These are what I usually eat on days where I don't get to go grocery shopping. They aren't the healthiest, but they are pretty yummy and quick if i do say so myself!

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