Sunday, December 19, 2010
Mismatched Ingredients and other "creating on a budget" disasters
For some reason this happens to me a lot.
I get on a good roll and then I
just start taking it for granted that there are yummy meal making food options and I stop looking at grocery ads, stop stalking FreshDirect and stop planning my next grocery trip. And then one day I open the fridge at like 6pm right before Chaley gets home and it's like S*$@ what in the world are we going to eat??? And I know she isn't going to want to go grocery shopping after work (and its 20 degrees outside who wants to pick up milk etc in this chilling weather? So then we are wither a) rifling through delivery menus/delivery.com/menupages.com trying to find
And for some reason I think, "Hey I'll make an Asian pasta salad! No peanuts? NO sesame seeds? Just Pine Nuts? NO problem! All I have are some green beans? We'll make it work! No wonton crunchies? No scallions? No yummy asian anything besides this Asian marinade dressing and pineapple chunks? WHO CARES??? IT DOESN'T MATTER! I'LL Be CREATIVE! And then there I am boiling campanella noodles and talking myself into believing this is going to work; Marinade, Blanched Green Beans, Pine Nuts, and Pineapple Chunks. Don't judge me.
So we had Thai instead.