My kids are 4, 3, and <1, so when I tell them to go amuse
themselves quietly while I make a delicious meal for dinner, they just stare at
me blankly and go back to choke holding my leg or drawing on the table or
screaming her head off from the Exersaucer, whatever activity is currently
keeping them occupied for 30 seconds or so.
So my rule for dinner is that there must be fewer than five
steps, it can’t require more than two pots or pans, and it cannot involve
braising, brining, or broasting (a combination between frying and pressure cooking