Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Delights of Sloppy Food - A Lazy Lady's Meals

Often, when family is away, I delight in 'sloppy' cooking. A simple meal slap-dashed together. And that is why I enjoyed a Japanese drama called Hana no Zubora Meshi or Hana's Sloppy Meals

Hana no Zubora Meshi
Hana no Zubora Meshi (Hana’s Sloppy Meals) is a popular josei (women’s) manga about a housewife who loves food, hates housework, and lets appearances slide while her husband’s away. (To be fair, his work keeping him away makes her a bit depressed and lonely, too, which isn’t a great motivator.) So she reads piles of romance comics and sleeps a lot, periodically emerging to do battle with the apartment or buy food.
It's a real entertainer with a TV crew randomly intervening to comment on Hana's ways. Surprisingly, for all that this might sound boring, it's a show that goes down well. Basically comic, it targets the modern miss. And, indeed, all real women around the world. India boasts many a Madam Miraculous and I, for one, am delighted to find that we can also be as sloppy as the next Joe!

So, until you get to watch the show, here are some recipes that were featured in the drama. 

Easy Pizza Toast 

Okonomiyaki Bread

 Yaki Gyoza 


Mizore Nabe

Kenchin jiru

Frankly, I might never get to taste these dishes but I do love watching food related TV dramas and the Japanese do a splendid job of it. As do the Koreans. The shows are worth watching for another reason: here are stories without violence or excessive tragedy but which yet engage and entertain! 

So, what's your secret sloppy meal recipe?

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