I have been most fortunate, my family has always supported me in this hobby, and I still love to cook this dinner for them.
But on the other days, all the other days of the month, we usually eat a simple meal. In our home there is a well stocked pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Granted it does not hold everything that could be wanted, but there is always food to eat. No one ever need be hungry here. Through the years I believe I have observed two types of eaters, those who as a child heard:
"What do you want?"
"Let's see what we have."
I grew up in a LSWWH home, later became a LSWWH mother and now I am a LSWWH grandmother. The reason? It does not matter what you want, if we don't have it. So why not start out with working with what you have, that way everyone is happy, including your pocket book.
Even when I am eating alone and that happens often with different work schedules, I simply eat what is available. We very rarely eat out, and when faced with fatigue and hunger at the same time, just fry up some eggs and toast some bread. Real hunger is always satisfied with food.
What you find along the way, is some remarkable food pairings. I think this happens because hunger helps one appreciate the food being eaten. Hunger also seems to sharpen one's taste buds, food does taste better when we are hungry. Using what your kitchen has takes simple foods, paired together to make a delicious meal. Here is an example,
Preserves and Almond Toast
by the seat of my pants
2 slices whole grain bread
preserves or marmalade
Toast bread, spread lightly with butter, then preserves (peach is delicious here), sprinkle with almonds. Cut into halves to serve.
Serve with a beverage and the day is yours!
Cook with what you have, you won't be sorry. And you just might discover a new family favorite.
As always thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello.
I appreciate your time and your comments.
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Key words: frugal. creative, pantry, toast