Tuesday, February 08, 2005

"Actually, I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare."

Food items available for consumption in our home last night:

a can of tomatoes
a can of creamed corn
two carrots
some cilantro that has seen better days
queso fresco
corn tortillas
pureed chipotle peppers
four slices of bread
a can of bamboo shoots
organic apple-maple jam
crema (much like sour cream)
condensed milk
pasta shells

We were pretty sure we were going to have to go out at nine o'clock and try to purchase groceries, but then, then I discovered a box of instant mashed potatoes, and all of our problems were solved. Although it took some experimenting to figure out the right temperature, duration of cooking, etc. we ate a hearty meal of fried potato and creamed corn fritters with a crema-chipotle dip.
It was mostly the challenge of it that did me in. (I'm forgoing mention of the laziness.)

1 comment:

Adam said...

Current contents of my pantry:

Ovaltine (Shanghai likes it).