When I was cooking today, my housemate Josh asked me where I learned to cook. I told him that I mostly learned from watching my parents cook and also from watching the Food Network like the geek that I am. The question made me realize that a lot of people don’t really know how to cook on the fly. It’s a useful thing to be able to do though, especially when you have a whole bunch of leftover ingredients and no recipe.
Now, it’s not like I can magically instill this skill on you and I really don’t know what to say except just try it, but I can give a few little hints. Whether they’ll be helpful, I don’t really know, but hey, they work for me. Most of the time, anyway. And hey, at the very least I can say that these tips are way more useful than staring at the ingredients and trying to will them to become a meal. Read more of this post
This story begins in front of the TV. My housemate Brandon and I decided to play Left 4 Dead and, as it often does with zombie-killing, we lost track of time and before we knew it, we were hungry and we didn’t want to wait for food. That being said, we didn’t want to buy food either, so in this kind of situation, our solution is usually pasta.
Our pantry is usually full of pre-made pasta sauce and yeah, it would be so easy to just heat it up, boil some pasta and eat, but I always figure, why not spend an extra twenty minutes or so to make it taste better? I mean, you have to wait for the pasta anyway, right?
I have a weird obsession with eggplants, as you’ll probably find out (that and potatoes, but we’ll get into that another time). They’re just so tasty and I think they’re really easy to cook, too. Well, at least Japanese eggplants are. I don’t really use those gigantic eggplants a lot, so I can’t really say how easy those are to cook…
But anyway, I decided to call this dish miso eggplant and it’s not really a specific kind of Asian food… See, I don’t really follow recipes and I kind of just throw things together and hope it tastes good. Because I mean, yeah, it’s nice to know what country your food is coming from, but first and foremost, it has to be delicious. And for me, it has to be able to made within an hour at the most. This is a pretty quick and easy recipe though and shouldn’t take that long.
The recipe is below!
Welcome to Time For A Quickie! This is my food blog where I mostly plan on posting quick and easy recipes for people like me: young people who want to eat good food, but don’t necessarily have the money to go out or the time to cook an amazing meal every night. Because let’s face it… we have jobs and school and personal drama and all that other stuff (hours upon hours of video games) that take up most of our lives, so y’know… I just wanted to offer some aid to my fellow young, hungry, broke person. And maybe some amusement along the way, but don’t bank on it, because I don’t want to have to endure the pressure to be funny. Because pressure is only good in pressure-cookers (buhdum-ch).