Lazy cooking-Zucchini boats
Saturday, July 09, 2011
I remember my mother, sometime in her late fifties, saying she was tired of cooking and wasn't going to do it anymore. Somehow she managed to stay slim (she always thought she was fat) while eating at McDonalds, something I never managed. After not cooking for years, I am getting back into it. And since I am very lazy, no use denying it, this is how I do it.
On day one I cooked the burger. I'm not eating turkey burger when what I want is hamburger.
On day two I cooked the mushrooms, celery, peppers and onions. This was a lot of effort what with all the chopping and crying.
On day three I messed up a couple of zucchini trying to make "boats". (Almost messed up a couple fingers too). I got a couple decent ones. As I was chopping spoonfuls out of the zucchini I wondered why they never tell what to do with the stuff you cut out. But I am not wasteful (not after all that effort) so in with the burger and vegies it went. Then it went into the boats (and over, and around) and into the oven.
Dinner. Hummm, kind of dry. Was I supposed to put water in the bottom? Cover them? I don't know, throw some jarred spaghetti sauce on them. There. Well at least my stomach is full.
Day four (friday), took the leftover boats to work, ate one and left the others in the microwave. Yeah Friday! Time to go home! Dag! My dinner is in the microwave and the building is locked! OOOhhh, thats going to smell by the time we get back Monday morning!
Day five. Cut up left over zucchini, put it in leftover burger, mushrooms, celery, peppers and onion, threw leftover spaghetti sauce on it, tossed in bay leaf, oregano and basil. Now thats more like it! Why didn't I do that in the first place?! No More Boats! Put half cup of cottage cheese in a bowl and poured zucchini and sauce over it. Yum! Can't wait to have more on day six!!