Put an egg on it

Due to paperwork delays, red tape and general bureaucratic lethargy, we still haven't gotten the keys to our new home (in case you missed it, we recently relocated from Los Angeles to deep within the suburban depths of Northern California). Luckily, my buddy also lives in town so we've been crashing at his place for the past two weeks. This is the same friend who renovated our old house. The same friend whose old house we also crashed at while all that remodeling took place. Yeah, we follow him around the country and he totally loves us. Insert sacrasm where appropriate.

Since we're only here temporarily, we've been eating on the fly, which means tons of pizza, Cheez-Its and Panda Express. But living out of the freezer isn't entirely a bad thing. Especially when you're a Zatarain's Krewe member and your mission this month is to play with Zatarain's "Meals for Two" frozen entrees.

Zatarain's recently tracked me down at my friend's house and left a box of frozen goodies. Not one to back down from a creative cooking challenge, I would usually have done something absurdly epic with them by now. However, since I don't know my way around my friend's kitchen, I'm going to save that for a post later this week when I can break-in my own new kitchen.

So for now, I just wanted to say...

When you're too tired to fry up a skillet of bacon...

When you can't find all the mixing bowls to make pancakes...

When you want something more substantial than cereal...

When you haven't yet figured out where the McDonald's in your new town is...

Grab whatever you can...

Zatarain's Beef and Mushroom Pasta. Not just for dinner anymore.

AND PUT AN EGG ON IT.

Anything is breakfast when you pair it with runny yolk.  

Disclosure: it was friggin good. I ate all of the pasta, even though it's for two. And my kids looked at me weird.

More serious disclosure: Zatarain's sent me those for free. I'm a paid ambassador. After this post, I'm not so sure.

Ok, this time for real: this pasta was so easy to cook. I dumped it frozen into a pot. After 10 minutes and a few stirs, it was done. The beef was surprisingly tender. The sauce was wicked tasty. I'm not just saying that. Try some for yourself, and if you disagree, I will fight you in the Thunderdome.

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