Why is it when it comes to planning on what to make for dinner I never want to make anything that I actually have ingredients for? I will go to the store and buy the things I need to make several dinners but it never fails…inspiration hits me and I want to cook something that I have maybe one or two things for, but let’s face it most of the time I have zero of what I need. I am not a fan of going to the store, like most other people. I live out in the middle of nowhere so the drive isn’t a short one, so it is impossible to make a quick trip of it. The main reason I don’t like to go (I hope I am not alone in this struggle) I can’t just buy what I went for, oooohhhh noooo there is ALWAYS something else that hits me while I am there that I “need” so I will load up my cart and have to do the whole load up the conveyer at the check out, break a sweat unloading it…then loading it again, then unloading into the car, then unloading it at the house. Not my favorite activity on a hot summer day!
So, in the end, is it worth it? Of course it is! There is always time the next night to make a meal out of the ingredients I already have stored away after all.
If inspiration and cooking creativity hits, run with it, there will be days you don’t want to deal with cooking so cherish the days you want to.