your morning Zën :: starts with cajun fusion pork tenderloin
broiled in a drizzle of olive oil, with asparagus, serano peppers, fresh thyme leaves
with olive-oil drizzled sourdough + granulated garlic, and pinched dry thyme
and a lemon slice.
mac boiled with salt + olive oil :: strained + stirred in butter :: once melted :: cheese packet + a splash of whole milk :: scooped over a bowl of ragu meat-sauce and topped with sliced serano pepper :: microwaved 60 seconds ::
:: the prep ::
start the pasta :: when it hits boil :: microwave the 'steam-pac' 5min :: build your workspace :: be your chef :: choose your portioning :: taste as snack on the way to building your palət :: appetite ::
serve yourself like a restaurateur :: the eyes :: nose :: taste :: bon appétit :: eat la francé:: cℨw ::::
tillamook cheddar, salted and peppered, wrapped in thinly sliced ham. with a side of salted and buttered corn nilblets + wasa bread.
Veggie Smorgasbord :: Laughing Cow Cheese with Wasa Rye Crackers, Red Bell Pepper, Romaine Lettuce with Bleu Cheese, Parmesan, Cheesy Garlic Croutons, and a sprinkle of Cayenne, along with Blueberries, and a Sparkling Orange Ginger Beverage
for guests, plated, and a partitioned lazy susan, as in [sarandon], with additional bells, blueberries, romaine, and croutons.
nobody likes extra rye.. but hey.. there's no ryte way.
It starts with an electric kettle. . .
ziti loaded into a microwave-safe container, wth iodized salt, and olive oil + dill + ranch dressing powder <next slide>
just enough water to cover the pasta, 8min microwave HIGH.
meanwhile some chocolate bark thins with sea salt... these are bomb.
all the while, prepping.. I cut this crusty piece of sourdough, lengthwise and toasted it... oh it has butter and a delightful amount of granulated garlic.
drain your pasta with sieve, do not wash.. the dill and olive oil should stick to the pasta.
toss with additional ranch dressing, and top with a sprinkle or two.
--share and enjoy --c3w
tomato soup + some of the solids from a can of minestrone + thyme, microwaved.
frozen corn dog, microwaved, sided with a dipping sauce of ketchup + mustard + sriracha. and bread&butter pickle chips
i find, as i prep and begin the understand the meal i want, i make things hotter than i would eat - due to the prep work - and yes, i had to re-nuke the dog for 10 seconds :P
oh.. and the minestrone was stored as 'mostly liquid' and 'mostly solid' .. which just happened to be how gravity works, but it gave me pleasure, knowing how to future re-provision :)