Last week, Molly Gaudry shared her 6-meals-a-day.
Today, Les Plesko talks about his love of canned veggies:
I like veggies straight from the can, served deliciously at room temperature or chilled by the fridge. These are Del Monte Mixed Vegetables + Del Monte Fresh Sliced Carrots. I also like the little potatoes in a can and sliced beets, though the liquor store usually doesn't have the latter. Perfect for someone who's too distracted to cook or even boil something and can't be bothered with cleaning up after. Actually, it's a big change from former nightly meals, which have been: bologna from the pack dipped in mustard or my desperation favorite: ketchup sandwiches! Usually I eat the same thing every night for forever until I can never stand to see or taste it again, so I suspect this particular meal will run its course eventually.
Les Plesko is the author of the novels The Last Bongo Sunset, Slow Lie Detector, and Who I Was. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension.