I am a believer that there are some recipes you should just have up your sleeve. Every girl needs to outfit her cooking arsenal with a few recipes that in fact, need no recipe at all.
Commit these to your memory, and you'll be prepared for most last minute cooking needs.
A breakfast casserole recipe (for the house guest that never leaves)
A signature pasta dish (for the lazy girlfriend/fiance/wife/single gal in you)
A roast chicken (there is no reason, you should just be able to do it)
A no fail cake (to win hearts and drop panties.... err pants!)
And Hummus (for dipping, of course.)
2 cups cooked chickpeas, liquid reserved and set aside
1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
4 garlic cloves
1/3 Cup tahini
7-8 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp reserved chickpea liquid
4 drops of Tabasco sauce
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed.
Scoop into a bowl and drizzle with a good quality olive oil and garnish with paprika. BAM. Just like that. Now go ahead and put that recipe in your pocket.
And be so glad I got a camera that can take an actual photo. Man, those old ones up top are BEAT UP!