My quest for simple meals (no more than seven ingredients) took on a whole new dimension recently. My college son Jacob will be living in a New York apartment this fall instead of traditional dorms, and needs to know how to cook. I’m sure he would eat something, but it would probably be hot dogs from the street vendors. And root beer. And Skittles. My goal is to teach him a few kitchen basics in the hopes that he will eat healthier and cheaper. He made everything that follows, except for the peasant bread, which I made.
I hate cooking, but I love to see my family eat. Therefore, I’ve developed a lot of simple recipes that don’t take a lot of time or ingredients, but do keep folks happy. When my daughter went away to college, the thing she said she missed most was my simple dinners! Awwww! That was an amazing statement, considering how much I hate being in the kitchen. It’s true, people do tend to eat whatever I put on the table.