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Help me keep this man fed

Foodie2 | May 15, 2006 08:26 PM

My boyfriend is moving to another city to start med school, and I'm making him a cookbook. He is an *okay* but scared cook. He follows recipes precisely and doesn't have a sense or feel for cooking yet. (ie there is a recipe for white rice in the book.) There is no improvising in his cooking world. He's 6'4" and weighs 200 lbs, but unless I get some quick, easy, and cheap recipes in this book, he's going to starve and be broke, all at the same time. I know there are posts about this, but I couldn't find that many using the google function and words cheap, easy, and quick. Level of complexity of recipe he'll work with: chicken parm, in which the chicken is dipped in egg, then breadcrumbs, then baked, then jar of sauce poured on top and cheese sprinkled, broiled until hot. He's quite proud of this dish. Must take 30 min. or less to prepare/cook. Not too many ingredients. The only ingredient he hates is mustard. I've gone through my brain and all my cookbooks, and there aren't too many things that are easy enough/cheap enough. I'd appreciate recipes/links to websites or past Chowhound posts that might be relevant/cookbook suggestions. I do appreciate this. Thank you thank you thank you.

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