Dinner: Prep takes longest, cooking is quick
September 15, 2020 9:45pm CST
Tonight's dinner was rather simple. It's the prep work that takes the longest amount of time. Cooking time is very short. The trick to cutting the chicken breast is to make sure the boneless, skinless breast is partially frozen, and then it can be cut more thinly. I have found that in cooking for one, a properly season cast iron skillet works just as well as a wok. I heat it up over medium heat, and then maintain the heat as needed from that point. Tonight's meal used these ingredients: Oil, chicken breast, minced garlic, baby bok choy, snow peas, fresh tomato, dried hot red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. I served orange on the side. I enjoy cooking like this. I enjoy eating like this. Photos and collage are my own.
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Wow! That looks great and I am sure that must be yummy too! I am happy to know that you had a nice dinner! The photos in the collage are looking really great and they are undoubtedly mouth watering! Yes, I can understand when preparation takes more time than actual cooking it may be bit boring! But then I enjoy that part more while cooking!
• United States
@AKRao24 I know that there are many different foods in india. One time I went to an Indian restaurant many years ago and it was for some festival. It had the biggest banquet spread of all kinds of foods from the different regions. Some of my favorites were the seafood dishes. Thank you for sharing a bit of information about your life.
• Santiago, Chile
@TheSojourner that's good news. I am kind of weird, I'll tell you why? Don't know if it has to do with my current age, but I feel the same when I cook for myself as when I am cooking for somebody else. I say i am weird because most people I know, are like you, they enjoy cooking for others more than they cook for themselves. I am the odd one definitely. Haha
• United States
@jvicentevalera if I remember correctly, you are in your mid-20s? Most of the young people that I know do not like to cook, so they use Frozen, pre-made foods. They also, before the pandemic, spent more money going out than anything else. One of the things that has been popping up around the Seattle area are these apartments that are more like a small pod that have no kitchen to speak of. It has a place for a small table with two chairs and a sink and a microwave. Of course there's a small refrigerator. But it's more for when somebody has leftovers than anything else. It's kind of an interesting phenomenon. But then, Seattle has a lot of people in the IT field and they make a lot more money than others. I suppose that their social life at the gastro pubs mean more for them be able to eat and drink and socialize with others like themselves is more important than a kitchen. I'm sure that this pandemic has shaken that up a little bit.
Today I ate anything that would enable me to make space in the freezer for the hen I found some duchesse potatoes, I baked them. There was a partially eaten bag of frozen tender corn kernels, I cooked them. I thought I could eat something else, but there was nothing that I wanted in that moment. So that was the end of my dinner. Luna is having a midnight dinner now (she is starting to eat late). I´m sure her pellets are more balanced than my meal.