Expedient Man Does Lunch
I think there s been an awful lot of Hoo Haa over the last couple
millennia about cooking. Think how many hundreds of thousands of
recipes that have been handed down thru oral tradition or copied
onto animal skins or later vellum , parchment, and finally cook
books. There is so much info out there written but either experts
or knowledgeable amateurs.
SO this will be a complete departure from the above as I know
absolutely nothing about cooking or food preparation and feel I can
possibly bring a new perspective to this old and jaded field. I
think one thing most people in the cooking field overlook is that
people are hungry and they really don't like waiting around for "fancy
dancy " meals and would just rather eat what s readily available. I
know this from my very own experience. For this reason I m ready to
reveal, go public, as they say, with my new , soon to be published, (
TM) Expedient s Mans Meals. I will publish a few of these meals as "
teasers" so when I have my book ready and your interests piqued I can
really cash in.
First Expedients Man s Lunch: The Cheese and tomato sandwich
Whilst, I admit this is a rather complicated meal to begin with and
is not exactly expedient, I think Expediency has to be balanced with
Practicality and Frugality. It turns out I had some sliced Swiss
cheese left over from having company last week as well as an old
tomato. So in this case the Frugality Principal overcomes Expediency in
this particular instance as the tomatoe and the cheese were getting
moldy and have to be tossed within the week or so ....
First maneuver: Check watch for exact time. Second take out all the
necessary ingredients out of the fridge in one shot. This includes Mayo,
bag of sliced cheese, moldy tomato, bag of prewashed spinach. Half
an apple from the other day growing soft and brown around the edges
because plastic bag not being very handy. Tho have heard apples good
for the teeth so eat anyway.
2 cd. Put two pieces of bread in toaster. Timing is critical so
this must be done next. As toast will take 2 mins you ve got a little
breather now. Slice tomatoe, decide how much mold is acceptable. Put
slices on a clean spot on the counter, take 4 slices of Swiss put on
plate you cut tomatoe on and nuke for 35 seconds.
While these are cooking: Pour OJ and put in a glass and place near
newspaper that will be read while eating. Get toast out of toaster. Take
very melted bubbling cheese and spread onto toast. Thereby
simulating " a real grilled Cheese sand"
Add tomatoe slices a few leaves of spinach, put some Mayo on unused
piece of toast. Slice and put next to OJ and newspaper.
Put the things quickly away except the remains of the tomatoe which
you have decided has had it s day.
Total time elapsed 4 mins and 7 seconds. One knife, one plate, and
one glass are dirty. The sandwich was more than edible and even tho
this was a rather complex meal I think using The (TM) Expedient
Man s cooking Principals it was manageable.