As I mentioned, Tim and I recently had a house-full of guests. As a result, we had a medley of unusual food loitering about the place. Tim and I often take the easy road and pick something up for supper, but last night we decided to be resourceful, and we actually ate food that already existed in our kitchen! It was weird but delicious mix of:
1. A microwaved sweet potato. I did the old grocery bag trick, and the potato cooked up perfectly in about 12 minutes. It was a huge potato, BTW. I added butter and salt and pepper, and it was delicious.
2. We had 2 leftover jalapeno and cheddar hot dogs, so Tim sliced them up, fried them in a skillet and added them to a can of Pork and Beans that mysteriously appeared in our cupboard. It was right next to a package of ramen that was tucked away deep in the cupboard. The interesting thing was, that someone had only used HALF of the ramen packet. Yes, half of an 18 cent package of ramen. That person then sort of folded over the open end of the ramen, tucked the 1/2 used packet seasoning back into the package, and then stashed it in the back of the cupboard, never to be seen again. I’m pretty sure the culprit was the Teentz, but I can’t say for certain.
3. Cheese! The Beentz is a huge cheese freak, so we had 3 different kinds of cheeses opened and half-eaten – colby jack, swiss, and a mysterious soft, white cheese I couldn’t quite identify.
4. Our bucket garden is starting to produce, so Tim cut up some tomatoes and peppers. He added the peppers to the pork and beans and hot dog stew – tried to health it up a bit. We ate the tomatoes straight-up.
5. Tim polished off his supper with some Rold Gold sourdough pretzels. I was already full by that time, however.
It was a weird, albeit delicious, supper. We felt very proud of ourselves for using our groceries, too. We are so grown up.
Tonight Tim is making pasta. He added some garden-fresh peppers to the sauce, as well as some black olives, and he is grilling MorningStar patties. We are going to cut them up and add them to the pasta. I’m sure it’s going to be awesome.