23 March, 2015
Late Night, Lazy DinnerPosted in : college, dinner, easy, food, funny, humor, quick, ready-made, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb
After a long day of job searches, committee meetings, and classes, I finally made it home around 10 p.m. I treated myself to a shower and was preparing to climb up in bed with my book to wind down for the evening when the boyfriend asked me if we had plans for dinner.
As usual, stressed-me had forgotten that eating was a thing.
I looked at the clock and realized it was already quarter-to 11 p.m. and I really wasn’t interested in starting anything big.
College meal night, it would be.
While I wouldn’t really call this a quick meal, it certainly is an easy one. The chicken cordon bleu takes about 30 minutes to cook.
Since it’s cheap and ready-made, we’ll just call it “chicken cordon bleh.”
They come frozen in individually-wrapped packages, within the box. The quinoa (which is pronounced “KEEN-wah,” in case you were curious) and brown rice is microwavable, right in the bag.
Unlike most prepackaged meat products, the chicken cordon bleh is actually recognizable as chicken when you cut into it. The only problem I’ve ever encountered with the pockets of ham-cheesy-chickeny glory is that, when you cut into them, the molten cheese and oil can squirt out in a little geyser of scalding death. Watch out for that.
The quinoa and brown rice, though pretty flavorless as-is, has a lot of potential. Given the flavors of the chicken, I’ll mix in a little bit of garlic powder, olive oil, and Italian seasonings to the grains, tonight. They are good ingredients to have on hand, college student or not.