Wednesday, March 04, 2009

What to cook for dinner

This is one of those days when everything I want to cook for dinner requires at least one item I don't have on hands: I was going to make hamburger stew, but there's no cabbage in the house. I don't care for it without cabbage.

Tuna casserole sounds good. Alas, I only have one can of tuna, and my recipe requires two cans.

Looking at the cookbook, I saw an interesting recipe for chili-mac. But we just had chili yesterday, so do we really want something chili-flavored today?

I'm hankering for some sausage-corn bread, but that isn't so healthy. Besides, I'd rather make that this weekend when Cliff's sister and her husband are here. We could have a fish-fry when they're here, too. I have a huge bag of frozen catfish fillets.

I have mashed potatoes left over from Saturday, and a little bit of roast. I would use the mashed potatoes in a shepherd's pie, but the only veggies I have on hands are peas, spinach and okra.

I'd really, REALLY like to make potato patties out of the leftover mashed potatoes, but we shouldn't have that, especially Cliff.

I could warm up the roast and some of the mashed potatoes, open a can of spinach, and call that dinner. That would be the easy way out, and that roast needs to be eaten today.

What to do, what to do.

5 comments:

Nance said...

Could you maybe make half a recipe of Tuna Casserole?.....Just a thought....lol. Of course if the recipe only feeds two, then making only half won't do. Good Luck ! I'm confident you will fix something yummy !

Ora said...

all of it sounds good to me...LOL...what did you decide to do??? happy eating!!!!! hugs..Ora

Talk..to..Grams said...

oh shoot! I missed your rant!! I saw you were going to write one but maybe take if off. I had to do some other stuff and now I missed it!! Oh well!! lol
Now I am wondering What you are going to have for supper!! lol We are having something made out of turkey burger... hugs Grams

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I am faced with this dilemma often. I sooo need to restock my pantry. Tomorrows chore! I say warm up the spinich and the mashed potatoes, shred the roast into some homemade gravy, pour over potatoes and Voila! I know you'll think of something creative. Take care of you and yours always,
Katie

Lindie said...

What did you end up doing? I made PW's mac n cheese plus a chuck roast cooked in mushroom soup and Lipton's onion soup mix! I made Tuna casserole last week.