Sadly, we have no more circle pizzas or fried ravioli in the near future, so here are some recipe ideas to make, and it also is a great way to spend your time when you have decided there is absolutely nothing else to do.
Tomatoes and Toast: Here’s a pretty easy recipe that shouldn’t take you too long! Toast some bread, smear a light amount of mayo on the toasted bread, and then add some sliced tomatoes on top with salt and pepper. If you want to be fancy, put some cheese on top (preferably mozzarella) and broil your toast and tomatoes. Then add some basil and balsamic vinegar on top, and bam, fancy lunch for one.
Grilled cheese, oh yes, I have had so many grilled cheeses and they’re just as good every time. Throw some butter in a pan, let that melt, then add some bread, cheese, and more bread, and let it cook on medium/low heat until it’s all crispy and melty.
And, if you want to be really fancy, add some butter and onions in a pan and let that cook on low/medium for 30 min, and bam, sweet, delicious caramelized onions.
Eggs! You can do many things with eggs! Put them on a piece of toasted bread, or a bagel, or add them to your salad or rice, there are so many options!
The easiest thing is to scrambled eggs, just heat up a skillet on medium heat with some olive oil and butter, crack in your eggs, and quickly mix the eggs around. You can mix the eggs before you put them in the skillet, but you don’t necessarily have to. Add some salt and pepper, and continue stirring until cooked, and then add some cheese if you want! (I highly suggest the cheese).
My favorite thing to make though are fried eggs, and they aren’t that hard to make! Heat up a skillet and some olive on medium heat until it’s pretty hot, and then crack your egg directly into the pan. Add some salt and pepper, and once it’s cooked use a spatula or just slide it onto your plate. They do take some time to get it right, especially with trying not to crack the yoke, but they’re definitely worth it. You can either leave your yoke runny, or cook it all the way through, but I suggest the runny yoke.
Omelets! Scramble some eggs in another bowl, then pour those scrambled eggs into a hot skillet in a layer and let that cook. While it’s cooking, add whatever you want! If you just have salt and pepper that works, but I love some spinach, onion, and cheese on mine. Then just flip it in half. Easy omelets!
Soup is also another easy option. Check in your fridge or pantry for some soup and just heat that up. It’s really easy and quick with not a lot to mess up. If you don’t have soup, you can always make your own (anything on the internet should be easy to do, especially chili or chicken soup), but be ready to set aside at least an hour of your time.
Also, if you buy quaker oats, flip over the lid, and it’s a really good cookie recipe. Just double the salt and cinnamon, add some flaky salt on top of the cookies right after you pull them out of the oven, and it’s so good! I also love chocolate chips and butterscotch in mine, but pretzels/chips/M&Ms would also be really good.
But really you can’t go wrong with any cookies (just add more salt, trust me, it tastes better), especially snickerdoodles with some cold milk.
And, if you want to get really fancy, here’s a link to a really good bread recipe: https://tasty.co/recipe/homemade-dutch-oven-bread. It looks hard, but it’s really simple, you just need to let it rise for the right amount of time, and make sure you don’t kill your yeast! If your bread isn’t rising it’s ok, just put yeast in about a fourth a cup of lukewarm (not warm!) water, let it bloom, and then add that into your dough with more flour until it’s the right texture, and let it rise again. That should fix it!
I hope everyone’s staying safe and at home! It’s a scary time, but please take this seriously! Even if you don’t care if you get sick, you could spread the virus to sick/older people, so please stay safe at home! Hope these recipes give you something to do, and I also suggest coloring. It’s surprisingly a great way to pass the time.