Cheese & Tomato Panini.
Ahhh, the shitty infographic that started it all.
Allow me to run down the reasons why I FUCKING HATE THIS:
2.)…I don’t even know if there’s a word for this, but it assumes that people know how to turn RAW INGREDIENTS into A MEAL.
Uhm, most people I’ve met really DON’T. My own mother knows like 20 recipes and that’s IT, she’s not very good at substituting or figuring out how to put together a meal from random raw ingredients, if it doesn’t already fit her known recipes.
3.) It’s assuming you will actually use the rest of the bread loaf, the rest of the lettuce, eat all the chicken, know how to cook pinto beans, use the rest of the bacon, and actually be able to afford bell peppers.
Also, this is two meals. TWO. And cooking the same thing every day gets old REALLY FAST.
You know what’s useless? A COOKBOOK WITH TWO RECIPES.
So that’s what this blog is going to be for.
Basically doing what THIS FUCKING INFOGRAPHIC fails to do:
-Short, useful infographics on how to prepare staples like rice, pasta, dried beans, and that bag of potatoes you just bought.
-How to assemble staples into a meal/substitute things in recipes so you’re not stuck cooking THE SAME STUPID THING over and over again. A good example is say, you can’t find a whole chicken in your budget, but you do see some pork chops for quick sale. How would you cook those and make a meal around them?
-Protein substitution that’s NOT BEANS AND RICE. Jesus people, it’s not exactly tasty if it’s just plain beans and rice. Where’s the chopped tomato? Could we get it in a burrito?
-Lastly, cooking tips/things that nobody tells you. Ever. Like “you can freeze leftovers to melt/microwave later because you suck at remembering to eat leftovers” or “don’t be afraid to cook too much food, and then eat leftovers for your lunch the next day.”
Preserving herbs with olive oil and a freezer
This is a great tip for anyone who grows kitchen herbs, but doesn’t have an immediate and present use for them.
It’s also useful if you live in an area where herbs like say, Cilantro, only grow during part of the year. It’s easy to just freeze small amounts for later.