So my cabinets are admittedly bare. Due to the Holiday season I have not been legitimate grocery shopping for a couple of weeks. I did go out today to buy the ingredients I need for the Ahi appetizer this evening but that’s about it.
The boys are gone for the weekend and Troy and I are headed to a party around 8pm. I suddenly realized we would need to eat a light dinner before the party.
The reason I’m posting this is to give an example how I cook on a regular basis – I IMPROVISE.
I scoured the kitchen I came up with 3 frozen chicken breast, 2 packages of Ramen noodles and a head of Cabbage. It doesn’t really sound very tasty does it?
I sliced the chicken and sprinkled it with some Thai Seasoning I had in the pantry. If I hadn’t had Thai Seasoning, I would have improvised something else garlic, red pepper, whatever was available. I boiled Ramen in water seasoned with the seasoning that came in the package. I strained out the water and kept the noodles. If I hadn’t had ramen, maybe angel hair pasta cooked in chicken broth. I sliced up about half of the cabbage and stir fried the cabbage and chicken in a mixture of Sesame oil and Chili Oil. If I hadn’t had cabbage I would have used julienne carrots or red peppers. I seasoned the stir-fry with low salt soy sauce. After tasting it was too spicy so I added a little bit of brown sugar. I tossed the stir-fry with the noodles and wa-la a pretty tasty dinner that cost practically nothing and was done in less than 30 minutes. So here it is, not especially beautiful, not gourmet, not even the slightest bit difficult but not bad for a spur of the moment dinner.