With CK away for almost two weeks, last night seemed like a good opportunity to roast, steam and puree vegetables in an effort to create my own stock of Deceptively Delicious Seinfeld purees (so that they’re on hand whenever you want to whip up, say, a broccoli-and-carrot-enhanced gingerbread spice cake). But something got in the way. What was it again? Oh, yes. Laziness.
Instead, I ate leftover split pea soup for dinner (day three, folks), finished my book and watched Project Runway. Three hours of it. (Menswear challenge = brilliant!)
Which brings me to the issue of secret single food (SSF), a term coined on “Sex and the City.” Carrie’s SSF was a stack of saltines spread with grape jelly. During the past five months, I’ve developed my own list of SSFs: Big pots of soup (split pea or otherwise) eaten day after day, with a side of stone wheat crackers and peanut butter, no cooking necessary. Boxed macaroni and cheese (yes, the kind with whole wheat pasta and made with skim milk, but still) and edamame. Boca burgers with sriracha. Are you sensing a trend here? Anything that involves little cooking and even less dishwashing.
So, let’s hear it — what’s your secret single food?
Tomorrow: Cooking the Books prepares Deceptively Delicious treats for a holiday party!