QOn Saturday, I took the train to NY to see the Downton Abbey movie with my daughter. (Yes, I’m a nerd. We already knew that.)
Here’s what I ate during my day in one of the great food capitals of the world:
- A banana
- A Dunkin’ Donuts “Beyond Sausage” breakfast sandwich (insufficiently greasy)
- A bag of movie popcorn (cold and stale)
- A TGI Friday’s house salad (almost 100% pale lettuce)
- A TGI Friday’s brownie sundae (very awesome)
From this food log, we can infer two things. One, I’m an unhealthy eater. And two, I’m not a foodie.
Although I wish I were a healthier eater, I’m okay with my low-brow food preferences. Judge me if you will, but a bowl of cereal for dinner suits me just fine. I’d rather make super-quick Minute Rice than spend half an hour on basmati. And for my money, one of the world’s greatest cheeses shoots out of a spray can.
But Raisin Bran and Cheez Wiz won’t cut it when my team hosts a tennis match. On those days, our tennis league expects us to provide refreshments. I usually bring a fruit salad, a store-bought dessert, or some other dish that requires no skill. I leave it to my more sophisticated teammates to handle the “main course” items.
Unfortunately, I lost some of my foodie teammates this year. In the past, I could count on them for hearty quinoa salads and delicate quiches. Without those ladies on the team, I may not be able to skate by with my zero-effort contributions anymore.
So, once again, I’m turning to you for help. Do you have a “main course” recipe you can share? Ideally, it would
- be easy to make,
- be reasonably nutritious,
- not require reheating or refrigeration, and
- consist of widely available ingredients.
Hey, why don’t we turn this into a contest?
Use the comment section to submit your match-day main course recipe that meets the above four requirements.
The winning entry will be the one I like best…and, fyi, I don’t like artichokes or olives. Or beets, really. Or Brussels sprouts. And I don’t eat meat, chicken or fish. Come to think of it, I’m not fond of avocado, either…
New plan: My husband will choose the winner. He’ll eat anything. (No joke. I saw him eat a dog biscuit once.) (Watch, now all the recipe entries will list dog food as an ingredient: “3 medium-sized Milk-Bones, coarsely chopped…”)
The deadline for submission will be Tuesday, October 1, just in time for the fall league. Winner gets a can of tennis balls! Woo-hoo!