Food preparation has never been something I obsess over, it’s something I need to have to be healthy after that it needs to be edible. I eat very simply and put as little time into my daily meals since I am only preparing food for myself. I thought I would share a meal with you to show you first how I can keep my food bill low and why a fridge isn’t a big deal.
Last night I had a craving for something sweet yet crunchy. I don’t buy snack foods so what to do? I looked around my house and came up with this. In approximately 10 minutes in the rice cooker, most of that on low heat, I ended up with exactly what I needed.
Looks delicious doesn’t it? You are running for your kitchen aren’t you? That’s why I don’t post recipes or pictures of my meals.
Okay so what is it? I sliced 3 small apples, tossed a little cinnamon on them and put them in the rice cooker bowl, then in a small bowl I combined some old fashioned oats (oatmeal) with cinnamon and a pat of butter tossed it on top the apples and cooked.
It was sweet, crunchy and made a complete meal for just one.
My boys were famous for looking through the kitchen when they wanted something and calling to me that there was nothing to eat when in fact the fridge and pantry were full. They were like a lot of people, looking for that something they could grab and go. I would ask them a few questions about what taste they were after and then could combine a few ingredients into something that satisfied them, it was cheaper and healthier than bags of chips.
Do you cook from recipes right down to the exact measurements or do you wing it like I do?