The weekend has arrived, and you’ve worked a full week without rest or relaxation. It’s been either work or sleep, and you’ve counted down the hours until the weekend is yours. The options for the weekend are endless. You have a choice of football or soccer, rugby, a cricket test, a round of WoW, or simply catching up with your mates with a six-pack of cold ones tucked under your arm. And food? Surely no lazy person goes hungry but what to cook that’s quick, easy and tastes good?
Regardless of whether you eat to live or live to eat, you need to line your stomach against the influx of all that beer or bourbon. You could go out for pizza but save yourself the extra calories and cash with any (or all) of these three easy, tasty lunch ideas, especially for lazy people.
Bacon, lettuce and tomato, two slabs of bread. Do we need to say anything else? Okay yes, you can add avocado if you wish. Imagine the mouth-watering goodness of crispy bacon as it hits your tastebuds, the fresh crunch lettuce and those plump red tomatoes bursting with flavour.
The combination of lettuce, tomato and bacon is a traditional sandwich, and there’s a lot to say for keeping with traditions. For me, the aroma of bacon wafting through the house while it’s cooking gets me hungry.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not sink your teeth into the nutty, waxy, buttery taste of avocado and reconfigure the BLT into a BLAT; not only is this sandwich mostly good for you, bacon can easily be cooked in your microwave oven Really, it’s that simple.
The Hot Dog
Okay, you’re thinking I’m off my rocker but seriously, don’t you love a good hot dog? Yes, it’s pretty simple. Hot dog bun, frankfurt, tomato sauce, a smear of butter, relish, mustard or even a shred of cheese, slapped together to make the American classic in under five minutes.
As with the BLT, you can tuck your hot dog in a fresh white bun and pop it in the microwave, and you’ll be eating in seconds. Add a few pieces of onion, a dash of chutney, and maybe even a stripe of English mustard to give it an extra zing – there isn’t much you can’t do with a hot dog, and the possibilities are endless according to what you can be bothered to do with your time. Yes, we know you’re a lazy man.
Now if you’re feeling the slightest bit enthusiastic about preparing a meal, a dish of pasta only requires a dash of extra effort. A few mushrooms, chopped onions, tomatoes and a bit of garlic, a pinch of oregano and a mash of minced beef, chicken or take the skin off a couple of Italian sausages and you’ll have enough to feed an army of friends or yourself for a couple of days. Simply refrigerate the leftovers and reheat them in the microwave as required.
Some people say they don’t cook because of the pile of dirty dishes at the end. If you clean up as you go, you’ll minimise the hassle and any clean-up stress, plus you’ll be encouraged to cook more often. I know you’re lazy, but seriously, you’re a big person now who can handle cooking and cleaning.
Do you have a favourite meal, easily pulled together in a nick of time to ensure you catch the first innings or initial scenes of a TV blockbuster? Let us know in the comments below and share your wisdom for lazy people! Here’s a link to a quiz to help you figure out what to cook for lunch.