"when the thought of dirtying up the kitchen, chopping veggies, and waiting for flavors to develop in a simmering pot are just to too much to bear."
But this week, I'd like to talk about a different kind of Desperation Cooking, something I'd like to refer to as: MacGyver Meals.
But what does MacGyver have to do with this? Well, if you remember anything about that old show from the 80s (besides Richard Dean Anderson's ability to make a mullet look good), it was that MacGyver could get himself (and whatever damsel in distress he was attempting to save that week) out of any predicament using some string, a box of toothpicks and some bubble gum.
In my case, these were but a few of the minimal items I had laying around in my kitchen:
frozen pie crust
Hmmmmm.... how could I possibly save dinner with those few items.
I KNOW! Quiche!
Let me just explain to you, quiche is not on my normal repertoire of items I make on a regular basis. But desperate times called for desperate measures, and with a little bit of ingenuity, I managed to create dish that was not only tasty, but fancy too: French Onion Quiche. Out of my desperation and my MacGyver skills in the kitchen, I managed to save the day and whip up a meal that satisfied both me and The Husband.
|put the cheese and caramelized onions in the pre-made crust|
|pour milk and egg mixture into crust|
|Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375. ENJOY!|