My Obsession with One-Pot Meals: An illustrated exploration

Hey, everyone. Remember this guy?

Yeah. It’s the Hamburger Helper guy. No one knows why he’s just three fingers and a thumb, and no one wants to think what will happen if he actually touches a hot pan — but he was my introduction to one-pot meals.

I was 20, living in Queens, New York with my friend Sarah, and she was from Rochester. I…