In my days of bachelorhood, I've ended up with many an empty cuboard.By dint of this, many impromptu meals have been founded. To be perfectly honest, I'm not an incredible cook - I can impromptu stuff to be edible
and at least non-toxic
, but impressive
tends to elude me, not least due to growing up with a very meat-and-potatoes kind of diet where 'creative cooking' involved my younger brother getting into the spices cabinet halfway through preperation...
So here's the idea: I'll list a number of basic ingredients that I've actually had in the cuboard at times, and I'm curious to see what other people will think of with regards to a recipie...
Generally speaking, the 'very basic' extras are avalable - salt, pepper, butter, milk, Mixed Veggies (frozen peas, carrots, corn, beans), tomato soup/sauce, onions (nevuh run out of onions, dood!), some spices (Oregano, cinnamon, paprika, chilli, chives, etc - but more exotic stuff, not so much), etc. In fact, it was usually the bigger items (carbohydrates, meat) that were the choke points in the meal.
1. Rice. Soy sauce, eggs, bacon/sausages are avalable, and possibly a broccoli in the chiller.
2. Rice again. This time with a can of canned tuna. Is this even salvagable?
3. Potatoes, fish, mixed veg.
4. Sausages, spagetti.
5. Mince(aka Ground beef), potatoes or rice, mixed veg.
So. Any bright ideas on how to make these edible? You don't have to use all of the ingredients, but these are what I've sometimes literally had in the cuboards...
And I'm terribly curious as to whether anyone has something better than 'stick it all in a pot and hope it works'.