Just yesterday, we pulled out all the stops on a lovely dinner with friends: 16-spice roasted (& grilled chicken), cuban corn and vanilla-lime crème brûlée (recipe to follow tomorrow!). But that was a Sunday night dinner… and most nights aren’t like that. And then there are the nights where there are no dinner plans, and empty fridge/pantry/freezer and no brain power for ideas.
I’ve learned quickly that these are my “sloppy joe” nights. Seriously. A packet of seasoning mix, ground beef, a can of tomato paste from the pantry and a package of hamburger buns. And done.
It’s just what my brain runs to when it’s tired and just wants home cooked food… and can’t bother with anything else.
BTW, last Thursday was completely a sloppy joe kind of night…
What’s your “really lazy cooking day” standby??