Note: Fridays of Intestinal Fortitude is a weekly(ish) feature about food, food and more FOOD. No, I do not necessarily want to be a food blogger, but I do LOVE to talk about food prep, cooking food, eating food and making sweet love to food.
Okay, maybe not the "sweet love" part. After all, this is not meant to be an homage to 9 1/2 Weeks.
So, I have a J-O-B. In an actual O-F-F-I-C-E.
The past few weeks have been a flurry of interviews, arranging for childcare, finishing up the Christmas To Do List and most importantly, examining the recent update to the SAS 70 --- its sparkly new sister, the SSAE 16 (non-sponsored!). It's a short-term contract and I will talk more about that next week. After all, today is Friday and I'd rather discuss FOOD.
Yesterday, as Manoj and I were talking about how next week was going to work for us, he mentioned the dreaded word......Take-Out. We already have one day of take-out -- it's Friday -- where I cruise by Papa Murphy's and pick up our usual pepperoni and mushroom deLITE (Non-sponsored! Seriously!) I LOVE this pizza. However, I really still want to have a regular meal Monday through Thursday. (Sidenote: Yes, I realize the same day I purport to know anything about food is the very same day I regularly pick up a pizza. Oh, the irony!)
Listen, I love take-out. And I am certainly willing to fit in one extra day to pick up a piping hot styrofoam box filled with fattening goodies not prepared by Yours Truly. However, I do not want to be eating out for four straight days. Folks, these hips don't lie.
So! My new best friend is the Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner app (Non-sponsored! For reals!), where I have been digging up some new ideas. I will also probably depend on some of my favorite stir-fry recipes by doing the prep in the morning -- I do see some pad prik kai and kai kratium in our future (Non-sponsored! Duh!) Additionally, I recently purchased a Crockpot (Non-sponsored! Cross my heart, and all that jazz!). This is my first ever Crockpot, so I am still pretty clueless as to what I am supposed to be cooking in this programmable bad boy. I have already made a few of my favorite recipes from Rick Bayless (Non-sponsored! Back off FCC!) with tasty results , but I am ready to branch out.
Gentle Reader, this is me, coming to you with my Santoku knife in hand.
Wait, that sounded more threatening than intended.
Anyway! I need help, folks! What are your favorite quickie, go-to recipes for those days when you are in a hurry? It does not have to be slow cooker recipes.