If you want to start planning dinner the moment you finish lunch and be forced to clean until it’s time to not be awake anymore, then these dishes are perfect for you. Here are three meals that use five pots, because what the fuck else are you doing right now? Seriously, what are you doing?
The Overly Complicated Grain Bowl
A grain bowl can be a fairly low maintenance dinner, but it doesn’t have to be! Commit to the experience by making those rice, beans, vegetables, and meat individually, using every last piece of cookware you can get your hands on. Why not? No, seriously, why the hurry? Do you need to do real work or keep reading that novel you’ve been working on for two months? Didn’t think so. Chef’s tip: Only make enough for one serving so that you have to make lunch from scratch tomorrow instead of eating leftovers of even a single one of these ingredients.
The Dietary Restriction Wonderland
If you’re looking to dip your screen time back under 6 hours, consider making multiple versions of one complicated dish to match the dietary restrictions of your roommates. Prior to this, you may have chosen a night out with friends over a slow-cooked tagine, but now time with friends and “nights out’ are distant memories, and you may as well make your ungrateful vegetarian roommate a 3-hour-cook-time meal because today is just today, and tomorrow is just today again.
A Little Something Sweet
If you’re sick of making dinner all day every day, it might be time to switch over to dessert. Baking is the perfect way to use an obscene amount of dishes, plus you get to do math! While you try to figure out if “folding” and “sifting” are terms that mean something other than “put it in the bowl”, you can remember that you actually don’t enjoy baking and that’s why you didn’t do it before, but God knows you have fucking absolutely nothing else to do now and this isn’t so much worse than just sitting with your thoughts, plus you might have something edible by the end of it but probably not. Is this bringing you fulfillment? It should.
So never feel bored or useless again with these kitchen-destroying meals. Free time may be your greatest enemy, but now a sink full of dishes can be your enemy, too!