Staple foods in my house include...
1. Packets of pizza dough like this:
2. Jars of spaghetti sauce like this:
4. Olive Oil
5. Dried shiitake mushrooms
And in this way I can always feed people something hot and delicious within a half hour.
I heat my oven to 550, mix up the dough which needs to sit for about 5 minutes. I roll it out and brush it with olive oil then bake it for a few minutes on my pizza stone. Then I pull it out, top it and throw it back in for about 6 minutes.
The shiitakes reconstitute quickly in hot water while you are getting everything else ready.
This was my latest creation:
I spoke to him about it for a while, explaining that there are a lot of legalities to consider. His entire goal is to make enough money and "have a career" so that he doesn't have to go to school as soon as that is allowed legally, which I think is 16. And this is a kid who excels at school. This is a kid who I'm pretty sure is going to be a Lawyer.