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Pandemic Kitchen

Hello fellow foodies! I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been cooking the same old stuff. Limited trips to the grocery store has me preparing a lot of simple meals that create plenty of leftovers. I just thought I would check in to share the caliber of food that I’ve been making here in Zombieland. 🧟‍♀️👩‍🍳🤣

Dino Chicken and Rice 

The picture says it all. Rice sides are very handy. You can easily incorporate vegetables into Asian dishes. My toddler loves broccoli so that’s a given. Steamer bags are super convenient and take all of five minutes to nuke in the microwave. 

I originally intended to dice up a chicken breast but forgot to thaw one out so went with chicken nuggets which are always in supply around these parts.  I doused my Dino chicken with Buffalo Wild Wing’s Asian zinger sauce but I would not recommend this for kiddos! 🥵🔥 However, they love the nuggets so this dish is a win and takes 20 minutes from start to finish. 🏆

15 minute steak wraps

This is one of my go to’s. Buy some steak strips or cut up a sirloin, New York strip, whatever is clever.🤓 Fry them in some oil and sprinkle liberally with Montreal seasoning. Add the strips to a tortilla on top of a slice of provolone cheese so it gets all melty. Shake a few generous dashes of A1 on top of the steak, wrap it up, and devour! 🥩🌯😋 

Tomato bread 

This is great for lunch. Buy a French loaf and split it in half. Spread pesto over the top, place sliced tomato along the length of the bread, and sprinkle Parmesan on tomatoes. Bake for about 15 minutes on 400 until slightly crunchy. This pairs very well with a salad. 


Let’s not forget breakfast for dinner! 🥯🍳🥓 Crazy times call for a little inventiveness. Ok, laziness.🤷‍♀️ If you don’t have a plan for dinner, you likely have some breakfast food laying around that you can throw together. An omelet or breakfast sandwich are some filling and savory options. 

Banana blueberry muffins 

Don’t forget dessert! I’m throwing in a muffin pic with recipe included. They are delicious and healthyish. This recipe is a good way to use up bananas that have seen better days and if you have some frozen blueberries lurking in the fridge, toss them in the mix!👩‍🍳

Tip of the day:  I find frozen fruit, like frozen veggies, to be a very convenient way to incorporate nutrients into your meals. Especially when you are trying to avoid frequent trips to the store. You can also stock up without worrying about spoilage.👍

I hope that everyone has been doing well out there in the Coronaverse. Feel free to share your easy meal ideas and recipes in the comments. Remember to stay calm and cook on! 🙏💜🍴

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Mood Ring Kitchen

I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.

The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩‍🍳👩‍💻

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