I always have this dilema- What am I going to make for supper tonight? It's been worse lately because I haven't gotten groceries in for.ev.er. As it is, I only get groceries once a month, so I often deal with this, but it forces creativity and makes me use up what I have instead of spending more money.
Case in point:
Tonight I made (nothing gourmet, rather, one of my cop-out-I-don't-know-what-else-to-make meals) some fried potatoes. I started out by cooking some unseasoned pork sausage (common among the Amish, so we ended up with some.) with a sliced onion. Then I added my sliced potatoes with a good long pour of bacon fat (Mmmm! I usually use chicken fat skimmed from stock, but bacon fat is even better!). So as I'm stirring them around, I'm thinking of what else I could add. Hmm, chives might be good, now that I have herbs outside... Wait! Sage would be even better!" So I went out and picked a handful of sage and tore it up into the potatoes. "Say," I thought, "this smells good... I have some organic pineapple chunks left in the fridge..." so I added those. Salt and pepper... and ooooh yum!
Pay no attention to the messy stove... I wipe it everyday, but I'm a sloppy cook, okay?
Anyway. Jonah had to have ketchup. Stinker. I had mine with a whachagot pinacolada. (Pineapple juice, coconut milk, vodka, pinch stevia. Not great, but it went down smooth...)
Quick, easy, yum.