I can cook up a pretty serious meal from scratch when I feel like it, but as often as not, I don’t. Which means I’m on a perpetual quest for new bachelor foods.
Such a food must:
- Be easy to fix. If it’s more involved than “dump it in a saucepan and heat it up” it is of no practical use.
- Be reasonably good for you. No junk food, freezer pizza, or the like. Ideally, it’s a reasonably balanced meal in a single food.
- Be inexpensive.
- Taste Good.
- Have a shelf life of at least a few months.
Within those constraints, you have your 4-star bachelor foods, like:
**** Campbells Chunky Soup, Beef with White and Wild Rice.
Heat and eat. Lota salt but otherwise good nutrition - rice, a bunch of veggies, and enough beef to keep it interesting. Low fat. Tastes pretty good.
Moving down to your less appealing two star foods:
** Hot Pockets
Easy to fix and eat, but only modestly appealing. And the frozen/reheated ingredients lose something in the process.
And even lower to single star foods best avoided entirely.
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