I am definitely not one that takes great pride in being Betty Crocker (using Betty Crocker, yes, being Betty Crocker, no).
Take this meal for example.
Chicken schnitzel with salsa and cheese (or Thai chilli and lime cakes for the vegetarian teen), with a side of sesame greens and herb bread.
I have absolutely no desire to make my schnitzels from scratch if the deli already has them done fresh for me.
I also have no desire to make my daughter's vegetarian patties from scratch if I can find them with limited additives and zero flavour enhancers at the supermarket.
Of course the herb bread is also store bought - all herbed up and ready to go.
I'm a chef cheat.
I am very big on fresh vegetables and fruit. I try not to include too many packets or jars in our meals, nor frozen or canned veges, although the occasional satay sauce, pasta sauce or salsa does get used. Oh, and when it comes to baking, I'm a big fan of the Betty Crocker cake mix.
|Zucchini, broccolini, asparagus, green beans stir-fried in sesame oil, sesame seeds with a splash of soy to finish.|
There is never any deep frying (these schnitty's are oven baked).
|Schnitzels from the deli topped with Salsa and shredded cheese|
Thai chilli and lime cakes by "Vegie Delights".
I really really REALLY admire people who enjoy cooking and can do fancy things. I'm just not one of them. I ain't got no time for dat!
I'm a chef cheat.
What about you?
Are you a fully fledged chef or a cheat like me?
What quick easy meals do you make? I'd love to hear your shortcuts.
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