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Jan 11, 2013 09:18 AM

Food to have on hand for the boyfriend

I eat relatively healthy and often have my main meal for lunch at work so when I get home I may just make a salad, some roasted veggies, or snack on crackers and cheese. However what do I do when a guy I am seeing comes over after work to hang out and he is hungry?! We end up going out or ordering food but it would nice if I could provide him with something! Occasionally I will cook a full dinner but otherwise I only really have fruits and veggies on hand. I usually swing by the grocery store on my way home from work if I am making meat. What are satisfying foods that I can have on hand or prepared that will last for when the man shows up?

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      1. re: treb

        And cooks very well from frozen. Just put a frozen portion in low pan, cover , and cook until thawed. Then uncover, spread out and cook as desired.

      2. Frozen burritos are fairly filling and can be heated from frozen. I make my own with a bean, rice and cheese filling, but I'm sure a meatier filling would work, too. You can make up some pizzas or calzones also, to bake from frozen. Soups and chilis freeze well also, but I always thaw before heating.

        1. Make a home-cooked corned beef. This will keep well in the refrigerator. You also need swiss cheese and the mustard and bread of his choice. The home-cooked corned beef is what makes this sandwich special compared to just having prepared lunchmeats on hand. I would want a German beer with it.

          1. Beer and frozen pizza provide all the nutrition a bachelor needs. At least, I hope they do! ;)

            1. Have what you need for either pasta or grilled cheese available, and pick up any extra veg that day if you need it, i.e., salad greens. You can freeze the bread and defrost as needed.