The alarm clock buzz/beep has been incorporating itself into my dreams, making for groggy/confusing mornings. Ugh.
Oh, and there’s ANOTHER icky afternoon commute storm coming our way and Weatherbug just started it’s “OMG FREEZING RAIN!” blink. Double ugh.
But you know what makes me feel better?
Whilst surfing the webs, I came across a new food site (closed the window, sorry) which publishes “5 Dinners” on Monday.
Looking through the archives, I noticed someone had posted chipped beef (A.K.A. “Shit on a Shingle”) which while ranking VERY high on the comfort foods listing, is also one of the meals I can make from scratch without a recipe and without measuring cups. Mom taught me how to make this when I was very young. Typically, I serve mine on toast, sometimes mashed potatoes (boxed, pft, who do I look like, Betty Crocker?). Grandma and Grandpa served theirs on Eggos; at dinner.
Thinking about it, I was trying to figure out what else I can make from scratch with little to no assistance.
- Chicken Noodle Soup (cheater!)
- Salmon/tuna cakes (though it’s been a while)
- Pizza (the rise-your-own-dough-kind)
- Buffalo chicken wing soup
- Buffalo chicken wing dip
- Stuffed pepper dip
- Crock-pot-roast (1 bottle BBQ sauce, 1 bottle stout beer…)
Well, I’m sure there’s more, but we’re working with limited neuron capacity here.
Often, I’ll find a recipe to use as base and will pretty much make it my own…
So, snowed/sleeted/rained in reader(s), what can you make from memory?