We all have these days, where you come home after a tough day at work and feel “hangry”. The last thing you want to think about is the dinner you still have to prepare… This could also happen on a Sunday night after a really intense party weekend… for instance. No, I’m not saying this is exactly the case tonight! I don’t know what you’re talking about!
Ok, you got me… Yes, I partied the whole weekend as I was at a dance festival in Birmingham. You wake up at 10pm, go to bed at 5am, dance all day long at workshops and have parties on the evening, and repeat every day! I’m most probably looking like a zombie right now! (Which is why I avoid any mirrors, not to scare myself out héhé!)
Luckily, it exists a big number of meals made especially for these kinds of days! You’ll find 5 of them below. These are my favorite lazy day meal ideas!
1) Lazy day meal idea 1: An omelet
Nothing easier and quicker than an omelet! And the good thing is that you can add anything you want to it! (Veggies like broccoli, tomatoes or peppers, or meat like bacon, ham, etc., but also cheese). I’ve even seen people adding crips, pasta or potatoes. This is definitely up to you and your tastes.
Personally, my favorite option is the cheese, tomatoes and ham omelet. I just mix the eggs in a bowl, put them in a pan with a nut of butter and add some cheese on top. A few minutes later, I add the ham that I cut into small pieces beforehand. Last but not least, I add some cut tomatoes and Herbes de Provence (my secret ingredient) to give an extra taste. You can eventually add salt and pepper at this stage if you want, but I don’t find it necessary as the cheese and ham already give a salty taste to the omelet. Once I put the tomatoes, I just let it 1 or 2 minutes more and then remove the pan from the fire as I prefer when the tomatoes are not too cooked, but this is, of course, my personal taste!
And tadaaa, it’s ready already! Quick, cheesy and yummy!
2) Lazy day meal idea 2: A Wrap
Wraps are also a good option for the same reason: you can add whatever you like inside. You can add chicken or beef, cheese or no cheese, peppers or tomatoes, lettuce or chilis, cream or tomato sauce, etc.
I personally prefer a wrap with some cut lettuce and a few cut tomatoes. I add some chicken pieces, 2 spoons of cream, 2 spoons of tomato sauce and a loooooot of cheese!
If you prefer it warm, you can either warm it up quickly on the pan or put it in the oven.
3) Lazy day meal idea 3: A salad
Here again, I like this option because you can personalize it to your own taste. It doesn’t require any cooking and it can also allow you to use leftovers from your dinner of the previous night in some extents! Magic! No more wasting!
Any rice, pasta or potatoes from last night? Not a problem! Just add a few complementary ingredients to it and a dressing: and bimmm! you’re all set!!
– rice, corn, black beans, tuna and eggs served mixed with mayonnaise.
– Pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, chicken, Parmesan or Emmental and bacon served with a mustard dressing.
– Lettuce, potatoes wedges, bacon and a poached egg served with a balsamic vinegar dressing.
– Mozzarella, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and chicken served with glaze.
4) Lazy day meal idea 4: Toast/Bruschetta
Why not after all! This is really quick to prepare and you can easily adapt it to every taste (yes, again, I know…). My favorite one? A toasted slice of a good bread with Philadelphia. I add then a cut avocado on top (or smashed avocado) and add some glaze to give an extra taste. I generally eat it with lemon and garlic shrimps. De-li-cious!!
My second favorite is most probably the pizza toast! I basically use a toast as a base for my pizza. So I add tomato sauce, mushrooms, ham and cheese on top and put it in the oven for 5 minutes for the cheese to melt. Damm it’s good!
These options are of course just my personal choices! You can make your toast/bruschetta differently! Other examples would be: eggs, tuna and mayo; tomatoes and mozzarella; or avocado and boiled eggs/scrambled eggs.
5) Lazy day meal idea 5: Pasta
Yep pasta… as easy as this! Pasta are definitely a perfect idea for lazy days! Cooking pasta takes 12 minutes approximately. Then you just need to add a sauce (like pesto, bolognese or creamy tomato sauce). If you prefer something more elaborate, you can boil the pasta with some cut veggies altogether (carrots, broccoli, etc.). Then just add some olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and here you go!
My favorite version of pasta for lazy days is to boil pasta, and once ready, I add some cut tomatoes, olive oil, tomato concentrate, paprika, garlic and shrimps to the pan and fry it for a few minutes more. Sooooooo yummy!
And here you go! Ready to prepare dinner for… tonight? (It will definitely be one of these for me tonight!)
If this post is useful to you, I might do another post with 5 other ideas for lazy days, because let’s admit it… these ideas come quite handy sometimes! You’re welcome! 😉
Hopefully, the above ideas will help you on one of these days
when you’re lazy (or at the contrary in a hurry)!
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