As the semester winds down, there is basically no time to create elaborate meal. Mom is working overtime, I am fretting about meeting my deadlines (or past my first deadline already), yet I do not want to resort to take out (health and cost issues). So I made a compromise. Let’s cook some semi-homemade meals! I know some people are very against using store-bought ingredients (canned goods, pasta sauce in jars…), but I do not think it would be a ‘crime’ if you are pressed for time and the ‘bought’ materials are freshly made, such as rotisserie chicken from a supermarket or pizza dough from a pizzeria.
Mom had overtime the other night and I did not have enough time to cook dinner at night. But I did have a moment to swing by Trader’s Joe and actually caught sight of their homemade soup – lobster bisque. I treated it like a pasta sauce and served it with pasta…so it was like a lobster pasta dish! Sided with a plate of cooked greens (mom does not like salads), that was a complete dinner.