Thursday, November 4, 2010

Recipes For Guys

I'm jealous of people who can cook well. I'm good at making mashed potatoes and a few other things, but I am no Chef Gordon Ramsey, meaning I don't know much about food (and I don't drop F-bombs in the kitchen.) Occasionally I come across simple combinations that work, so I have decided to share some of these recipes on Chaka's World as a public service for guys. I make that clarification because these recipes only require two ingredients!

Nachos- Buy a bag of salted corn chips and an avocado. Cut the avocado in half and dip the chips directly into the avocado. It's almost guacamole, but I like it even more.

BBQ Chicken- Cut up some boneless chicken breasts on a grill and smother them in barbecue sauce. Cook until they are done, then eat.

Peach Appetizer- Put a couple of peach halves in a bowl of cottage cheese. It makes a simple salad.

Mock Apple Pie- Open a can of applesauce. Eat or remove several scoops of sauce to make some room. Then pack several graham crackers into it. Let them sit a few minutes until saturated, then scoop out with a spoon and eat. It has the texture and flavor of apple pie...sort of.

Fruit Salad - Cut a cantaloupe in half and clean the seeds out. Fill the empty space with grapes and serve.

You can obviously embellish and improvise on these recipes by adding more ingredients, but I just thought I'd give a starting point to work from.  I know that sharing such simple recipes is probably making some culinary artists like Mary from One Perfect Bite go crazy, but I think she's out of the country now so I should be safe.

6 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

Those are pretty healthy.

When I read the title I thought you were going to go stereotype and say: pull back tab, drink, burp, repeat.

Nice surprise!

Kristina P. said...

You are my kind of chef!

Kelly said...

I am laughing my head off right now!!!!

My 3 yr old is fake laughing with me. Now we know what to have for lunch. Thanks!

Here's another recipe for you but it has twice as many ingredients so you'll have to work up to it:

Dump a can of chili onto a handful of Fritos. Top with cheddar and canned corn. It's delicious!

Especially when it's warm...

Eric said...

When I want to cook simple, there's a bit of driving involved.
And ordering.

Hey the bbq chicken thing sounds good, I'll try that.

M-Cat said...

You cook just like I do!

The mock apple pie is a new one I should give a whirl.

My kids would have starved to death had it not been for my husband

Atzimba said...

These sound really good actually! Thanks for sharing. We should get together and have a meal now that we are closer to you guys.