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  • Spaghetti.
    • Linda Joy
      Good answer! I made a whole list and forgot pasta!! You can cook pasta in the microwave as well!
    • bostjan64
      Great answer! You can whip up cheap spaghetti in ten minutes with sauce from a jar, or you can spend an entire day making your own sauce and garnishments.
  • Sandwich and chips, a baked potato, any fresh veggies and fruits, a cup of yogurt or cottage cheese. Since getting cancer I've started cooking when I have energy, portioning and freezing for when I have no energy then I just thaw and nuke it. Frozen Burritos, pizza, potatoes, bread, etc.
    • Linda Joy
      And after seeing Shaky's answer: you can cook pasta in the microwave in about 9 minutes. Quinoa can be cooked in the microwave as well. Grits and oatmeal, too. You can combine the oatmeal with a fruit cup, applesauce or some raisins. Yum!
    • bostjan64
      I haven't made homemade pizza in years, but that's actually pretty cheap to make from scratch if you have a lot of time on your hands. I used to be in a situation with a very quiet office but a lot of things that needed constant attention throughout the day, so I did a lot of microwave mid-day meals at work. I learned that you can cook just about anything in the microwave. Last Christmas, my oldest son showed me how he bakes bread in the microwave from instant oatmeal, flour, baking powder, and sugar. I never thought that was possible. It took him less than five minutes to mix it up and the another minute per dinner roll. They were really good. The consistency was just like oven-baked rolls, too!
    • Linda Joy
      I didn't say homemade pizza!! But you're right. I get the rising crust pizza from Aldi (same as they have at WalMart) for less than $3. And it lasts for two meals by itself or three with salad. I want that recipe for microwave rolls!
    • bostjan64
      Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil, 4 tablespoons cake flour, 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder (optional), 1/4 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons whole milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Directions: 1. Place the oil in a mug and swirl around to grease the inside. 2. Add the flour, sugar, matcha powder (optional), baking powder and salt into the mug, stirring together. 3. Pour in the milk and vanilla, then cook in the microwave on high for 45 seconds. 4. Let cool slightly and serve.
  • By lazy day I thought you meant easy to fix! Even the "easy... minimalist" recipe for Chana Casala has 16 ingredients and 9 cooking steps! Evidently you meant cook it ahead or else by lazy day you mean you have all day to fix it!
    • bostjan64
      Yeah, I was thinking a day without other obligations. Looking back, that was very unclear.
    • Linda Joy
      If I'm gonna spend the day cooking, its usually the day after I've just been shopping and bought stuff that needs cooked, portioned and frozen. I guess Lasagna was the take my time meal, or a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, but I made a roaster pan full of lasagna, portioned and froze it. But haven't done that since my son left home. He loved to take it to work with him.
  • If I'm feeling lazy I get my husband to make it.

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