I need a recipe!
Okay so here is the story...I live with my grandma and my great-grandpa. Im here all day with my grandpa and my grandma works. Grandpa cant move around that well. And when my grandma gets home she makes dinner so I want to make dinner....but im not a good cook and they both can't eat cheese.
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I think the easiest thing you could do if you have time would be a roast dinner.
Pop the meat in the oven, boil some potatoes - roast them for the last 45 mins of the meat cooking and boil some veg. Then make some gravy and pour over the top mmmmmm x
That is so nice that you want to do something to help out!
What is there favourite meals?
You could make something simple like pasta? or you could do a simple stir fry?
or do they like more traditional things you could make bangers and mash or chicken and roast potatoes?
I think the stir fry would be really good. They love chinese food...
yeah, stir fry is super easy. get oil hot, throw sesame seeds, soy sauce (or liquid aminos) and veggies in it, done. if you're trying to get away easy, just get a bag of mixed veggies (carrots, snow peas, etc) and a bag of bean sprouts. Rice noodles are also good, just soak/cook those ahead of time (or you can serve it with/over rice). if you want meat in it, cube and pan fry it, preferably in some soy. I also recommend bamboo shoots if you can get them in your area.
If they like stir fry I would suggest either learning how to boil rice or get a rice cooker. Mine was under $20 and I use it every week.You can stir fry just about any veggie! Def try leeks if you haven't already.
Another really easy way to spruce up pasta is getting packets of pesto. They are cheap around $1 all you do is add oil and the dried pesto to pasta and it's done. Also it makes a delicious pesto tortellini soup. I can send you the recipe if you want it's really easy.
Making pasta with some ready-made pasta sauce is also a good option. To make pasta, you need to boil water in a large pot, adding a teaspoon of salt to it. When boils, add the pasta, I think half a pound spagetti or other should be enough for the three of you. Don't worry if the ends of the spagetti are sticking out, they will sink when the pasta starts to soften. Boil for about 15 minues, stir a couple of times. Drain in a colander. You can cook some veggies (broccoli, carrot, etc.) together with the pasta to make the sauce richer.
You can oven-bake some meet. Again, you can use pre-mixed spieces if you are unsure what to add. I love greek spice mix!
How to do that depends on the type of meet. (You can find info online of course. My experience is that chicken or other poultry is the easiest and quickest too.
Cook potatoes: Start with 5-6 medium sized potatoes, peel,cut to 1 inch cubes, put into a large enough pot to be able to cover with water, add a pinch of salt and boil until you can brake it apart with a fork. Drain. Taste and add some more salt if needed. You can mash it too.
Salad: what I do when I don't have time or inspiration is to chop up some veggies, sometimes only lettuce and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. You can add some mayo if you like it.
I would be happy to answer any specific questions you have!
You could also ask your grandma to teach you how to cook, there is nothing like seeing it yourself, and I am sure she would be thrilled.
if you want to do chinese food for them then this lady is pretty good at explaining stuff and her recipes are really easy to follow... she has a tv show in the uk called chinese food in minutes and I have her cook book, but here's a site that gives you recipes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/chinesefoodmadeeasy/recipes/
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