New to this forum so maybe this has already been done but I couldn't find it. I live alone, miles away from the nearest Waffle House and hate kitchen cleaning with a passion. I've come up with quite a few good tricks of my own for cooking that are simple and easy and if anyone wants to post with their own ideas for making a meal as fast as possible (sans the TV dinner, repulsive chicken/steak fingers that come out of a freezer bag from Wal-Mart) please I would really value the input. Some tricks of my own are.
Pinto/Black beans that come out of a can, straight to the microwave, pairs up well with toast and pepper bacon, (cooked in the microwave also) save the fat in a mason jar for food flavoring later on. Not a big soup fan, since most soups I have found straight from the can are not very filling or tasty.
Cooking out of the kitchen: If you are blessed like me, you have room to build a fire, if not a fire, then with any luck you have a BBQ grill. Steaks and Sausage are my main meals off the fire. If I wake up early sometimes I'll even take the time to cook a good breakfast off the grill consisting of Steak/Toast. If you got money for paper plates, it's easy because you only have to wash a knife and fork.
Back to the freezer, surplusing a ton of one kind of food is another way I get it done. Buying 4 dozen pork tamales or burritos at a time, stick them in the freezer, eat tamales breakfast, lunch, supper.
Breakfast is the hardest meal for me, ususally because I wake up late, and have only about 30 min. to dress for work and be ready to leave, so breakfast has to be hand-held in a napkin so I can take it on the go and eat it while I do my chores. Also, now I am a big fan of instant coffee/instant tea, kool-aid even. I'm not really a snob when it comes to coffee, but none of the instant stuff tastes too good. If anyone runs across any good brands, please, speak up!
So bachelors, what are some good meal ideas you have? Quick, clean, no dishes, no kitchen cleaning?