I was at my Wednesday class this week and after it was over we were talking about funny things kids say when one of the women said she had made a cake recently and her grandson wanted to know if she made it from "scrap" or a cake mix. We laughed about it and I didn't think much about it again until last night, and I realized I truly had made supper from scrap.
Step 1: Realize it is after 6 and you have given not one thought to food prep
Step 2: Head for the freezer to see what is prepared (Hope there is something in the very back you have overlooked because you don't remember anything.)
Step 3: Find 4 cooked boneless chicken thighs, 1/4 bag of chopped broccoli, and 6 unbaked frozen biscuits
Step 4: Stand in front of the pantry looking for anything inspirational, settle on a can of cream of asparagus soup (Only cream of anything soup in the pantry)
Step5: Find 1/2 block of cheddar cheese (slightly moldy but salvageable)
Step 6: Cut the mold off the cheese, which reduces it by half.
Step 5: Salvage 1 cup of cauliflower 2 ribs of celery and 8 mushrooms from the crisper
Step 6: Grab one onion from the basket
Step 7 : PUNT!
This has no name but really was kind of tasty, or maybe it wasn't but we were hungry and anything would have tasted good. No really it was pretty tasty.
Almost Pot Pie
Chop the frozen cooked chicken into bite size pieces and put in a bowl. Add the broccoli, chop the cauliflower, celery and onion and throw it in the bowl also. Slice the mushrooms and toss them into the mix, then stir in the cream of whatever soup mix. Spread it into a baking pan, top with foil and stick it into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Take it out of the oven and remove the foil. Give everything a good stir and add a little water if necessary. (I added about 1/4 cup). Salt and pepper then grate the cheese evenly (sparingly?) over the top. Add the biscuits, bump the heat up to 400 and bake until the biscuits are done. Eat and enjoy knowing your freezer is a little lighter and you have used some produce that needed to be used right then.
Vow you will never be caught off guard with no plans for supper again. Keep that vow at least until the next meal__ then repeat.