This may come as a shock, but sometimes, I just don't feel like making dinner. I don't. Sometimes (aka- when its not watermelon season) I just grab a bowl of cereal, and call it a night (I mean, if its good enough for the first meal of the day, why not the last? Am I right, or am I right?). And other times, I'll get a half a watermelon and a spoon, and just go to town. Those are basically my two go-to plans when I don't feel like making dinner.
When I'm home alone, those plans are fine.
However, when my handsome husband is home, I like to step up my game a little bit. I mean, I don't want him to hear tale of some bodacious babe that cooks full 4-course meals every night, and his mind get to wanderin'. So I have a secret plan for when I don't feel like cooking. You may have heard of it. It's called "take-out".
Now, I realize, after several friends have pointed it out, that take-out is no big secret. Apparently y'all know about the magic that is the telephone. But I do have a secret plan for making it just a wee bit better. Here's my method, broken down into steps.
|Step 1: Order General Tso's with white rice.|
Ask for "extra broccoli, extra spicy"
|Step 2: Be sad when you get home and find 4 measly pieces of broccoli, instead of the usual 2.|
Decide that "extra broccoli" must not translate well.
|Step 3: Throw 1/4 Cup of water and a whole head of broccoli into a saucepan.|
Simmer for about 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
Try and keep your husband from eating the General Tso's without you.
|Step 4: Add the now-steamed broccoli to the chicken.|
Mix it up real good.
|Step 5: Be happy with the greens-to-chicken ratio.|
Smile inside at finally having got your "extra broccoli"
|Step 6: Feel good about feeding your family something moderately more healthy.|
Discover that "extra spicy" does translate, even if "extra broccoli" does not.
Drink lots of water.
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