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Aug 25, 2009 07:17 PM

too hungry, too tired

what do you eat when you come home from a grueling work day and are too hungry and too tired to cook a proper meal?

usually i put everything in a pot of boiling water and make some soupy noodle with whatever is in the fridge/freezer. it's not pretty but it is better than tv dinners, just cheese and crackers or canned soup and toast i guess.

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  1. definitely scrambled eggs or an omelet.

    if you're a starch-lover, nuke a large baking potato in the MW for a few minutes until it's pretty much cooked through, then toss in a hot oven to crisp the skin. split open & top with whatever floats your boat - i like cottage cheese, chopped veggies, herbs, & tomato sauce or salsa. (you could also do chopped green veggies & your favorite melted cheese).

    and if you're just so tired that cooking isn't an option at all, sometimes nothing hits the spot like a bowl of cereal or some yogurt with berries, granola, etc.

    1. Rice and peas
      Pasta with butter, Parmesan and black pepper
      Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and onions, with toast
      Half a pint of B&J Cherry Garcia
      A bowl of cereal

      1. I almost always have something stored away in the freezer for a time like this. Turkey chili is one of the best because you can dump it into a saucepan and defrost it on the stove in no time. If you want, make rice. If not, not.

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        1. re: SarahKC

          Me too. I keep soup, pasta sauce, and a casserole or two in the freezer for those nights.
          Or just order a pizza.

          1. re: SarahKC

            The freezer really is your best friend at those times when you just can't be bothered. Just freeze a portion of that soup, stew, pie, or spaghetti sauce every so often and you'll always have something ready with almost no effort. Particularly if you have a microwave.

          2. popcorn and cereal, to the rescue! and grilled cheese can always cheer me up.

            1. peanut butter & jelly sandwich, nuked potato with butter and bacon, bacon and toast with OJ and milk (in the same glass :D), hot or cold cereal, a big apple with peanut butter (very filling if you use several serving's worth of peanut butter ;)