July 18, 2007

Summer Express Cooking

The title of this quirky article caught my eye and in the absence of a real post on food, this made for some interesting reading...express cooking ideas.

Imagine if all our bloggers made a list of recipes they can make in 10 minutes (that may be an exaggeration.. I take the whole day sometimes pondering what to cook) or even under 20 minutes.

I don't know if there are enough takers for this to become an event so I am not introducing it as such. But it would be fun to see what a 10 minute meal means from house to house.

Some of the ideas are really acquired tastes, such as ..."Make six-minute eggs: simmer gently, run under cold water until cool, then peel. Serve over steamed asparagus" as is ..."Brown bratwursts with cut-up apples. Serve with coleslaw".

Here is the link:101 Simple Meals Ready Have a chuckle at the myriad options!

17 comments:

Coffee said...

Its worth making it an event Shaheen!! I for one will surely be bookmarking all the recipes there ! ;)

Suganya said...

I wish there were more vegetarian options.. But 10 min meals ...can't complain :)

Mishmash ! said...

I would love to see all those entries pouring in ,so I can cut short my kitchen time,which is as such very very less :P

Shn

sra said...

It would make a nice event - that would include peeling, chopping, frying, everything, right? I'm game.

Jyothsna said...

Oh make this an event! I want to learn to cook in 10 minutes! I just don't like long elaborate cooking :)

Anita said...

10-min cooking unless it is eggs, will need to rely heavily on processed food - bratwurst/pre-made slaw/canned stuff... 20-30-min, and you can cook healthier, even from scratch...

Sia said...

me too...i am in:)

Sandeepa said...

I think good food always needs time, a key ingredient.
Except for salad or sandwiches would love to know about 10 minute meals though.

Nupur said...

Yes, this would be a fun event! I would certainly participate!
As Anita said, eggs are a staple of quick cooking for me. I also like pressure-cooked khichdis, burritos with canned beans, etc.

Dumela = Rachna said...

i think its a great idea, we wud really look at the collection again and again, there are so many times we want a quick meal...

Mallugirl said...

hmm. coffee.. u are encouraging..

suganya.. we can make our own veg options.. the weirdness of most of the options is what prompted the thot.

sra... that might be too much.. 10 minutes start to finish?

jyo, i love elaborate cooking but have no time!!

anita, ever practical,, iam sure u are running all the possibiliites in your head.

sia, great!

sandeepa,good food does take time, but shouldnt we try to make good food in less time too?

nupur, looking forward to ur participation!

dumela.. yeah, its would be a good resource..

Maninas said...

yeap, sounds like a great idea!

rp said...

Make it 20-30 minutes. 10 minutes is not enough to cook something. So, should it be main course, or side dishes, or both within that time frame?
Hmm..I should learn how to cook without reaching to my laptop every now and then. Right now, my tea is on the stove and I am here typing this comment. :D Must be a no-no in express cooking.

Seema said...

Wow Shaheen, Thanx buddy. Will surely be very helpful for me. I am in for it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a nice idea.......

SHUBHA said...

thanx for the compliment..:) and the encouragement

SHUBHA said...

hey can it also be snaock as heavy as a meal??? please clarify.. seems as a good idea and my mind is already popping with ideas...