- Food and Cooking
Quick and Easy "Bachelor's Meal" Even A Family Can Love
Extra advice for real bachelors is in the caption of the last photo below.
A Man's Touch In The Kitchen
You are looking for something quick, nourishing, and tasty that you can do over and over again with consistent results. Take it from "an occasional bachelor," this is the answer!
This is a four cans dinner, and its tasty and filling right out of the cans...though I usually heat the ingredients together. Heating helps all the flavors come out and shows that you actually "cooked" the meal...in case you are hosting company.
Here they are, and changing just one of the ingredients will give you an almost endless variety of dishes from this one recipe:
1 28 oz. can of Bush's(R) Best "Maple Cured Bacon" Baked Beans
1 14.5 oz. can of Hunts(R) "Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, Oregano"
1 15.25 oz. can of Del Monte Quality(R) "Fresh Cut Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn"
1 5 oz. can of Starkist(R) "Chunk Light Tuna in Water"
Combine these, heat, and serve.
No side dishes are needed, but rice is nice, toast is good, and crackers have a place on the table, unless you take a bowl and eat in front of the TV.
Now, for varying this dish for future meals (or even for this first go around) you can substitute any can of meat for the tuna fish, such as cut up chunks of Spam(R), roast beef chunks, diced ham or chicken, even sardines (though I think I don't recommend them, having not tried them yet, and being unlikely to try them in the future.) Anyway, you get the idea.
Oh, and check the last photo, if you are a real bachelor guy or gal (especially the guys). I tried to think what could go wrong, and there is really only that one last tip.
Nutrition Information (if you eat the full contents and add nothing else)
Total Fat:21% of Daily Value (DV) From Saturated Fat : 0% From Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol: 16% DV
Sodium: 263% (This can be reduced by discarding the liquid in the corn and tomatoes and adding tap water to replace it. Doing so may also slightly add to the minerals in the recipe. For a much thicker dish, just discard the original juice from the cans.)
Total Carbohydrate: 79% DV Dietary Fiber: 194% DV Sugars 97.5 grams, roughly half the 189 grams of carbohydrates, though this will be reduced by any replacement of the juice with tap water, or the discarding of the original liquids.
Protein: 66.5 grams
Vitamin A: 28% DV*
Calcium: 50% DV*
Vitamin C: 82% DV
Vitamin D: 12% DV*
Vitamin E: 21% DV
Iron: 89% DV
Potassium: 42.5% DV
Manganese: 21% DV
Selenium: 120% DV
Vitamin B6: 12% DV
Vitamin B12: 30% DV
Niacin: 70% DV
* Add in the good values for the 8 oz. glass of milk.
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