I specifically made this pizza to highlight the simpleness of using a soybean-based meat substitute in a meal. The prices for this meal are estimates because the price of the vegetarian food varies so greatly among stores. Certainly, a local speacialty health food store has the potential of being cheaper than a major supermarket.
Chicken Noodle Soup has always been a favorite to me. My mom has had this recipe forever and when my grandmother had a day care center, she cooked it for the kids. And the moms could never understand why their kids refused to eat the soup they warmed from a jar. Those were good memories.
I was feeling guilty about not having cooked a good, solid meal in a week as we had eaten out a lot with friends and had been on vacation. So when I came across a new variety of frozen vegetables in the grocery store, I took a chance.
Pizza has so many options. And, I believe, when made properly can be exceptionally balanced and rather good for you. I like to focus on flavor, less cheese, and a less oily crust. The first time I made a pizza at home was when I was taking care of my father while my mother was visiting my grandmother. His response was "Well, I hope you learned your lesson." Fortunately, that was a number of years ago. But to tell you the truth, cooking is always a learning process.
Paul likes his Asian food the way he likes it. Sometimes, I have items that must be used and a stir-fry is about the best place to do it. So, there have been times I tell him he must eat what is served. I can't threaten him with cereal cause he'd be happy to eat cereal for dinner any night (and we have!)
From "Easy Weeknight Favorites" by Southern Living. Tonight I had too many eggs and looked for a recipe to use them. Egg Foo Young came to mind. To cook Ramen noodles without the non-vegetarian flavor packet, I mixed McKay's Chicken Style Seasoning and onion powder into the water before it boiled. I added white onions, carrots, broccoli, and orange bell peppers for additional food value. I also substituted Fri-chik for the chicken. I was greatly disappointed in the flavor of the sauce. Also, I think the recipe should have recommended the Ramen noodles be slightly undercooked due to the fact that they would be cooked more in the skillet. Plus, I had to use three pots and a large mixing bowl to complete the task. I'd say that's too many dishes to be easy.