The one-handed chef
Since the birth of The Flash and the return of TSH to work, I’ve been left with the simple fact that I now need to cook or my family will starve. It’s a loose-loose situation for all of us as on most evenings, I believe the results of my hard efforts* in the kitchen would led them to opt for starvation.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love, love, love food and I’m a swirler from way back. Planning meals. Love it. Pop the cork on a bottle of wine. Love it. Donna Hay magazine. Love it. And don’t start me on farmers markets because I bloody love them too. Pour the Shiraz, start the chopping of the fresh herbs and I couldn’t be happier. As long as my husband is the one doing the chopping.
You see, my cooking skills lack any form of technique, discipline and motivation and now with added child, our meals have gone to a firery-chargrilled-bottom-on-our-new-Jamie-Oliver-pan grave. With a newborn strapped to the front of me in a baby-bjorn and a toddler twirling round my feet, I’ve turned into a one-handed chef and as I am already disabled in the kitchen arena, this loss of this limb is having disastrous effects! I need help. Don’t let my family stave! I’m now on the hunt for easy and quick recipes.
Inspired by BabyMac, I encourage you to take Lou Lou’s One-Handed Chef Challenge, the rules are simple: Said meal must be easily assembled or prepared in under 20 minutes and can be done so with only one hand. Each recipe must come with a show pony rating.
Here is my own submission and what I like to call, tonight’s dinner.
Lou Lou’s Lemon-Infused Tuna Pasta.
1. Boil a large pot of water and add any 3 minute pasta you have lying around.
2. Forget to add salt or that it only takes 3 minutes and just let it boil forever.
3. Open a can a tuna.
4. Open a can of corn.
5. Cut up a tomato.
6. Once the pasta is over cooked and sticky, combine all ingredients and toss.
7. Cut up lemon and squeeze over.
8. Miss time the whole thing, have to go and feed the baby for half and hour, then serve cold.
Show pony rating: 3/5 for the words ‘lemon-infused’, sounds so fancy. Can be increased to 4/5 if you change the name to: Tuna Pasta with Lemon jus.
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*This is a falsehood. I don’t even try.