This makes me feel really productive and frugal and domestic, and I like those feelings.
Last week we were short on canned soup, which is a lazy but reasonably healthy lunch go-to for us, so I grabbed a buttload of random ingredients, stirred them into some couscous, and called it lunch.
It was great!
I was in a hurry, so there are no pictures to document this process.
You’re an adult, though, and I bet you can figure this one out without any photographic assistance.
Basically, you’ll want a short cut of pasta or grain: penne, couscous, barley….anything that would be nice hot or cold!
You’ll also want some veggies and add-ins. I used sundried tomatoes, broccoli, garlic, capers and lemon juice.
You’ll want to read the directions for the pasta or grain, but basically you’ll want 4 servings of couscous (or whatever you’re using) and about a cup and a half of mix-ins.
Cook the pasta or grain. In a larger pan (for the starch and add-ins), heat some olive oil and butter (2 tablespoons total for 4 servings). Chop into bits and add any raw veggies – the garlic and broccoli in my case. Cook the veggies for 2 or 3 minutes until they barely start cooking, then stir in everything else.
When the couscous is done, dump that in too, with salt, pepper, and another pat of butter.
Taste that sh*t and congratulate yourself on being fake-domestic. Distribute into containers and send with your favorite people for lunch!
Or, eat the whole pan of goodness for dinner right now.