Burnt Toast Podcast

What We Cook When We Don't Feel Like Cooking

May 20, 2016

You might remember this post. Do you?

Besides the fact that it revealed we all eat eggs, tacos, cans of beans, and avocados with great regularity, it was our single most popular post on the site last year. By a lot.

So we made a very educated guess that you all have these kinds of meals, too: yesterday's pizza, foraged cheese and crackers, hunks of bread, eaten over the sink. The ways we feed ourselves when the last thing we want to do is feed ourselves.

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We set up a booth at one of our events and asked you what yours were. We called it our podcast confessional. Today's episode is our response to some of your answers—what we might have said back, had we been on the other side of the divider.

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Top Comment:
“I also eat a lot of quesadillas dipped in salsa verde. Easy peasy and so good.”
— Carly H.

And tell us your "don't feel like cooking" meals, too—leave them in the comments, or better, record a voice memo and send it to us at [email protected]. Maybe we'll do a sequel.

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


Travel April 29, 2017
Tuna sandwich. No mayo but with pickle relish on wheat toast.
thechewinn-nova.com April 24, 2017
Salted duck eggs & organic diced tomatoes salad sandwich bun. It's part of my emergency pantry goodies, anyway.
Tucker &. August 2, 2016
A warm tamale. Mmmmmm☺️
Carly H. May 22, 2016
Plain Yogurt with fresh raspberries on top. Or my other favorite topping, sliced almonds and honey.

I also eat a lot of quesadillas dipped in salsa verde. Easy peasy and so good.
Nell May 21, 2016
I roast a lot of sliced Roma tomatoes on non stick mat sprinkled with just a bit of sugar, sea salt and Italian seasoning. Then when I'm hungry add them over ciabatta, (if I have may also add sliced red onion, basil) with mozzarella and back in to toast. Yum! Makes a weeks worth of sandwiches :)
My fav quick dessert is frozen pineapple or peaches on a nonstick mat sprinkled with cinnamon and roasted to golden brown :)