Do ever find yourself trying to figure out what to cook for dinner at about 5 pm? Me too. It’s late. I’m out of ideas. I’m in the grocery store, and I don’t have a shopping list. I am hungry, my husband is probably even hungrier. I want something good. but most of all, I want something easy and quick. I am desperate for a last minute meal.
For moments like this, I downloaded the “jamie oliver 20 minute meals” app on my phone. You can scroll through several easy, quick recipes in a plethora of categories, including: Delicious soups, Easy pasta, Simple risottos, Fast fish, Quick curries, Gorgeous puds (meaning puddings, which I guess is the English way of referring to desserts). A few of the recipes for great last minute meals include: Leek and potato soup with taleggio, Rigatoni arrabiatta, Garlic prawns & veg on herby lentils, Chicken tikka masala, Grilled fruit and lime creme fraiche. Sound good? I think so too.
After you click on a recipe that sounds good, the app provides a shopping list, along with any equipment you will need. Finally, you get step-by-step directions of what to do when you return home. If any of the steps seem tricky, you can view quick videos that provide additional how-to assistance.
My favorite last minute meal on this app is Jamie’s “My Favorite Prawn Linguini.” It’s ridiculously easy and it never ceases to knock our socks off, and my husband would be happy to eat pasta every night of the week.
Give it a try. Let me know what you think.