Hey so uh
It’s been a pretty rough week. Here are some recipes I like to make when I’m sad. … oh yeah? well your face has nothing to do with video games
Sad Girl Ramen
- a package of chicken ramen
- leftover chicken
- chicken broth or stock (low sodium?)
- frozen edamame
- frozen corn
- 2 eggs
- Sesame oil, teriyaki, rice vinegar?
Boil the broth in a small saucepan. I usually use less than the recipe calls for, so like a cup? Sure.
Put the edamame in there once the water’s boiling, then get it boiling again. Then add the corn and get it boiling again.
Throw the chicken and noodles in and let them boil for a minute or so, then crack both eggs in, add the flavor packet and a little bit of the other seasonings and stir constantly for about another minute.
Turn off the heat, then pour the soup into a bowl with two ice cubes in it so it’ll be cool enough to eat immediately and you don’t have to stare balefully at food that’s too hot to eat.
God, look at you, you’re a mess
Sad Girl Mac & Cheese
stuff you should probably have:
- a box of mac and cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- a veggie burger patty thing, cut into chunks
- some crimini mushrooms, or white i guess
- a small onion
- a half cup of dry white wine
- some amount of spicy V8 (or tomato soup)
- a bit of half and half or cream
Boil some water in a pot and cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the box. While that’s happening, heat up a small pan, melt the butter, and sauté the onions in that. Once the onions are translucent, throw in the veggie burger & mushrooms. Cook until browned. Put wine in the pan and deglaze the pan, scraping all the nice burny bits off the bottom.
Drain the pasta and put it back in the pot, then dump the sauté into it. Add the cheese packet and stir thoroughly, then stir in the half and half and add spicy V8 until you like the consistency.
Mess around with it based on your cravings, mood, and willingness to actually fuss around in the kitchen while sad.
Fried Egg Grilled Cheese
a list of food items:
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 egg
- 2 slices of american cheese (or cheddar, I guess, your majesty)
- butter for the pan
- soft spreadable butter or margarine for the bread (I like Brummel & Brown’s yogurt-based spread thing)
Heat up the pan, then melt the butter in it. Crack that egg right in there. Let it cook for a minute, then flip it; do the pan flippy thing if you know how. Let it cook for another minute, and this is a good time to add some of Badia’s ‘Sazon Completa’. It’s like adobo but even better; they probably sell it in the ‘international’ aisle at your grocery store. Oh — at some point, butter the bread.
Once the egg is over easy, pick it up with a spatula and hold it over the pan or over one of the pieces of bread. Put a slice of bread butter side down in the pan, then add a slice of cheese, then put the egg on top of that. Add some more spice or hot sauce, then add another slice of cheese, then the other piece of bread.
Move the completed sandwich in the pan a little bit so it don’t stick. Carefully flip it after about a minute. Once both sides are browned, put it in a place, slice it diagonally, and use the sandwich to mop up the yolk.