Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I think I am done recovering from my dissertation proposal induced stress. I have a couple of backlogged recipes coming when I can write them up in the next day or too. But first a question or two.
Do you have go-to meals you make when you are busy/stressed? As much as I love experimental cooking and see it as a stress reliever, when I am really busy or stressed I find my mind doesn't seem to wander enough to want to try new things or make up new recipes. So I make old standbys. Which is really just fine, I don't think of this is a bad thing. And of course, they are quicker meals - pastas, egg-based dishes, salads.
I think my very favorite of this category is pasta with a few veggies (quick cooking, like spinach) and/or herbs, a good amount of olive oil (sometimes butter too), freshly grated parmesan or other hard cheese, maybe some lemon juice/zest if it's around, and a poached or fried egg on top. This also works with rice or potatoes.
What is your favorite 15-20 minute dinner that you make repeatedly? Please comment.