So, I’ve been locked away in my apartment for the past two days working on a project for work. The grocery store seems like a distant memory which means there are slim pickings in my fridge right about now. Not one part of me wanted to face the grocery store on a Friday night in DC. Sigh. I started going through my options. Let’s see, there’s a bottle of white wine, some mayo, maple syrup… Oooh, what about that leftover Thai food from the other night?! Nope, I ate that yesterday. Ok, how about the old stand-by? A bowl of cereal. Nope, out of milk. Salad? That sad bag of lettuce is not looking so good.
Wait just a minute. There are sweet potatoes on the counter. Oh, joyous occasion! They’re still good. I also found a box of couscous from Whole Foods and a can of baby peas in the kitchen cabinet. Somehow, I managed to put together a pretty decent dinner for myself: a baked sweet potato with a little bit of butter, garlic and olive oil couscous, and baby peas. Nothing fancy, but not too shabby either.
I love hearing about the creative ways people whip together healthy meals with random ingredients they happen to have hanging around. I’m usually at a loss in such situations but some people are really good at it. What do you do when you haven’t been to the grocery store in quite a while and you need to come up with dinner?
There may not be many appealing food options in my apartment, but I do have beautiful, fresh flowers sitting in a vase in my kitchen. John got them for me the other day. He’s very sweet and he knows how much I love having fresh flowers. It makes me smile every time I walk by them. Plus, it gives me a chance to play around with my macro lens for my iPhone. Close-ups of flowers always look kind of cool.
Anyway, just a quick post tonight about how I managed to salvage an empty fridge situation with a not-so-bad dinner. Tomorrow I hit the grocery store. And I will bake some more cookies. Woohoo! Stay tuned for another cookie post in the next few days…