The Shut-in Stand-Up

A comedic look at modern life from the perspective of a traumatized but standing up shut-in.

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Agoraphobic Philosopher …… connecting…..disconnected….error person not found

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Making the most of meals

With all the hubbub of the season and the workaday world – meal times are just not what they used to be.

Even us Shut-ins don’t have time – well, okay, we technically have the time but not the actual capacity – for planning a sit down balanced and well rounded dinner.

So comfort foods – usually prepackaged in the frozen food aisles – are often the order of the day, the catch of the day, and just what’s on offer today.

But there are ways to dress up and make the familiar comfort food – such as a nice chicken pot pie into a cosmopolitan treat and a tastetacular:

Okay I admit it doesn’t look fancy – but that’s Chilli-Garlic Szechuan sauce – that turns regular chicken pot pie into Szechuan Chicken pot pie – and that’s several orders of flavour above the plain and usual version.

Then, for a seasonal and fast dessert: Krispie Brittle

In a bowl, place several large marshmallows and microwave for 45 seconds or until the marshmallows puff up.

Add a spoonful at a time, Holiday Rice Krispies – until you have the ratio of krispies to marshmallows that you like best – then enjoy a bowl of Krispie Sticky Brittle – a reverse rice crispy square.

So the actual work involved:

  1. turning on the oven
  2. opening a package to remove the chicken pot pie
  3. removing the pot pie from the oven an hour later
  4. plating the pot pie and adding Szechuan chilli sauce
  5. microwaving marshmallows in a clean bowl
  6. mixing cereal into marshmallows

6 steps might seem daunting, but the flavour and texture pleasures of a simple meal with a cosmopolitan kick are worth taking that extra time to pamper yourself and maybe lift for a short while of food enjoyment the perpetual depression that makes everything taste like ashes and the colour in the world seem as grey as the season.

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