Another food that can be done at the last minute is soup. The problem is that there's a little more to a good soup than to throw stuff in some water and boil. You have to have some guidance. Once you have that guidance, things are very easy.
|Mark Bittmans' Creamy Soups (courtesy nytimes.com)|
He gives 3 examples of each type of soup and you'll see how easy it is to use the same technicques for each kind and just switch the ingredients to create a completely new soup. He promises that after working through these soups, you'll never need a veggie soup recipe again.
So get going! Soup it up!