I’m a student so work my eating around odd class hours and perpetual studying at home. My best tips for “no time” are:
The ducks do a good job of reminding me to eat as I make sure to at least grab a snack when I feed them. Otherwise I do tend to forget to eat until it is time to cook diner.
Written in the style of e e cummings.
Something that I have discovered this year after resolving to actually REMEMBER to get my lunch out of the fridge and bring it to work is:
Don’t make too much of an intact-grain heavy dish. When I had a week of lamb & barley soup, by Friday the barley grains had absorbed ALL the broth, and by the weekend, the…
i work from home but the missus walks to the office and i walk her there in the morning so that gets my metablism rolling.
I will definitely try this. Whenever I even HOLD garlic my hands smell for days and I wake up in the middle of the night hungry because my fingers smell delicious.
This is nothing special about coconut oil in particular- you can do the same with any cooking oil. It works for removing chili oils from your fingers too.
also a great lubricant. y’know for cooking...and nothing else.
I’m a fan of coconut oil for cooking things and using as a hair mask, but just can’t use it as a moisturizer/lotion. Doesn’t your skin feel greasy/oily? I hand rub my cast iron pans with it, then have to wash it off my hands stat. Otherwise it just “sits” on top of the skin and never soaks in.
I am a newly-minted WFH’er (a few days a week) and also a Portlander... which places do you recommend around town for getting things done?
You can usually find bars that are quiet during the day.
Co-signed on pretty much every point. I also find that when I’m working on a first draft, or reading over something, it’s good to have fellow regulars to bounce ideas off of, and people are just loose enough to turn of their “inner critic editor” and give you decent feedback. I also tend to be friends with creative…
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I use simple syrup in my old fashioned anyway, so I’m surprised I didn’t think of this. Syrup mixes more nicely than solid sugar and is easy to make and store in the fridge.
I make a fizzy version of this, same ingredients except top up with ice and club soda.
I think a good casserole needs to be a somewhat cheap, easy family meal.
Carne Asada Casserole gets my vote! But shredded beef or skirt steak might work better than cubed rib-eye. That way you get meat in every bite.
Chinese Takeout Casserole sounds acceptable. Although, it would be kind of hilarious to fry an entire chicken, General Tso’s style. That’s not a casserole, but it should be done.