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.