Recipes For Things That Don’t Need Recipes

Wednesday is recipe/food day at MA’s, but today Imma give you three things that don’t need recipes. Are you ready? Here goes.

1.  Soup

Cut up some vegetables. Cut up some meat, if you eat meat. Boil it. Everything else is window dressing. Yeah, put in some salt, herbs, spices, wine, whatever, if you want to, but soup is basically boiled stuff.

2.  Salad

Same thing, only don’t boil it. If you use meat and/or eggs, cook them first. You can use fruit with or instead of veg. You can add cheese and/or olives and/or capers and all kinds of jazz, but salad is basically raw stuff.

3.  Baked beans on toast

Make toast. Open a can of baked beans and heat or don’t heat, as desired. Put the beans on the toast. This is a recipe?

WRITING PROMPT: What do you put in soup? What does your main character put in soup? Your villain?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Recipes For Things That Don’t Need Recipes

  1. Simon H

    March 30, 2011 at 8:48am

    As a teen I once had to listen to a domestic science teacher as she spent half an hour explaing how to butter bread…

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    • Monica

      March 30, 2011 at 8:23pm

      Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!

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  2. KarenG

    March 30, 2011 at 11:44pm

    These recipes crack me up! And I always wonder how to make baked beans on toast, figured there had to be more to it! I look forward to your posts in April!


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  3. Kathee Jantzi

    April 2, 2011 at 12:45am

    Great job on taking on the A to Z challenge! I’m liking it so far (whew, a whole day done!). I am a total recipe person so I’m glad there are people who can cut up veggies and meat, boil them and somehow make an edible dish called soup, but that’s not me. I can only cook via recipe. (I am quite adept at buttering bread without a recipe thought) – haha!

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