Tuesday, October 28, 2008

After a hard day's work

After a long day of work sometimes involving difficult customers, just a lot of paper work or manual labor. Brain kinda shuts down but tummy still grumbles. That's when the craving for junk food can come in. My junk food of choice? Garden Burger Ribs, Spud Puppies (organic tater tots) and baked beans. This meal is stupid proof (unless you fall asleep while baking the tots).
So my prescription for a stressful day in need of junk food:
-stop at the store on your way home and pick up your three ingredients (this will probably cost less than $10 and you'll get at least two servings out of this)
-when you get home, preheat your oven to the temp indicated on the tater bag
-go change into something more comfortable (bow chicka bow bow)
-come back to the kitchen and dump your tots onto a baking sheet (only dump what you need if you aren't sharing)
-put the sheet in the oven
-grab a plate and prep your ribs and set those in the microwave, don't turn it on yet though
-dump your beans in a small saucepan and heat over medium, give it a stir every now and then but they don't need a lot of attention
-ok now turn on your ribs for 3-4 minutes on high
-tots take about 10 minutes so everything should be ready about the same time. Go pop in a movie, come back and take out the tots.
-Dump your grub on your plate(don't forget to turn off the stove and oven, this is important to remember in your exhausted state) and go relax yo!


Amanda said...

Total comfort food...yum! I really like Bush's brand vegetarian beans. And sometimes I'll do baked beans on saturday nights like the old New England tradition!

Anonymous said...

I really wish we had tater tots and Garden Burger Ribs in the U.K!! So jealous :o(

Anonymous said...

Whoa- thanks for the directions they were really funny. I especially liked "come back to the kitchen and dump your tots onto a baking sheet (only dump what you need if you aren't sharing)" because I totally forget sometimes to come to the kitchen and usually make WAY too many tots. LOL

allularpunk said...

i love tots. i had some the other night in a fit of needing comfort food.

Anonymous said...

These ribs are always a faviorate in our house. So, so good and easy to make!

Mandee said...

I laughed at bow chicka wow wow and I also feel like potato gems (tater tots) yum!

Happy Herbivore! said...

garden burger ribs are my fave junk food

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Spud Puppies are definitely a staple in our house!

Tracy said...

That's my kinda food, Bex...especially the beans. I think the hilarity of intestinal gas is seriously underrated.