Buy a copy of today's New York Times. This Dining Section is a keeper.
Mark Bittman's list of 101 Simple Meals is well worth the new $1.25 cover price. Each of these meals take 10 minutes or less to cook.
We're going to go down Bittman's full page list of ideas, highlight our favorites, and stick that page of the paper on our fridge for a while. (If anyone from the NY Times happens to be reading this, how about creating a one page downloadable PDF of this great resource?)
Tonight's supper will be #4 from this article:
Open a can of white beans and combine with olive oil, salt, small or chopped shrimp, minced garlic and thyme leaves in a pan. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp are done; garnish with more olive oil.
Anyone else making something from Bittman's big list? This will really help us lay off the take out on some of these too-humid to cook nights.
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