Let’s face it. There are always going to be those times where you just don’t feel you can find another minute to get things done. For the last two weeks, it seems I did not have any time at all. I had been overwhelmed with baking (cheesecakes for a friend), taking a continuing education course for my profession (it certainly would have helped if I had not waited until the last-minute), food judging for the area home shows and the list goes on and on.
The other night I came home and my husband asked me what was for dinner. I just looked at him, probably like a deer in headlights. I hadn’t even considered dinner and now it was already late. I didn’t want to go back out to the grocery store, so we had to figure out something. That’s when operation pantry surprise went into action.
We have always kept something in the pantry we can work with. You never know if there would be people collecting for a food drive or the electricity is going to go out. I took a look in the pantry to see how my creative juices were going to flow. I had soup, noodles, canned chicken and a jar of roasted vegetables. The creativity started to flow.
I was able to put together a meal that was easy, fairly quick and satisfying for the family. The next time you don’t have time, but you have hungry eyes waiting for you to feed them, don’t order a pizza. Look in your pantry and see what you can find. I’ll bet it will be something good.