I am not a cook. I know that this sounds odd as I am an American female, a wife, and a mother, but the truth is that I am not a cook. I, however, do like to eat.
Last month, I went on a vacation during which I had a few days to myself. In preparation for my time alone without a car and with shopping more than a mile in either direction, I went to Trader Joe’s and bought the staples that one needs for a few days alone.
My Shopping List
- 3 bananas
- 3 apples
- 3 nectarines
- 1 red pepper
- 1 orange pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 lb chicken breasts
- 1 bottle Italian dressing
- 1 box pasta
- 1 lb asiago/romano/parmesan grated cheese
My days looked very much the same as the one before.
Breakfast: banana and apple
Lunch or Supper is pictured above.
When I arrived at the condo on the first night, I had already eaten supper (by the way, it was a delicious fried shrimp plate at Ellen’s Harborside in Rockport, MA. Yes – I would go back again in a heartbeat!).
I put all of the chicken breasts into a container, dumped the entire bottle of Italian dressing in to the container, and put it in the fridge. I also cut up the peppers. Then each day – for supper or lunch depending on if I ate out (ie – walked to The Lobster Pool…click here to read about my lobster friend who I then ate.) for the other or not – I made up a plate that looks like this. I baked the chicken in the oven at 450, flipped it every 10 minutes or so, for about half an hour. For the last five minutes, I broiled it after covering the chicken with the grated cheese. I baked the peppers in the oven for those last few minutes as well.
I ate well on my own – even without Chef Huz along.
What have you been cooking lately? What do you like to eat when you go on vacation?