If you saw the post a few days ago about the formula I use to make meals without a recipe, here’s another example of what this looks like in practice….
I only had a few minutes to throw something together before Lucy was due for her nightly fatigue-induced meltdown, so I opened the fridge and found this in the produce drawer,
and these leftover refried beans with a few remaining grains of rice.
I immediately decided on a taco salad, since I also saw these out of the corner of my eye
and knew this could all come together in a Mexican-style meal. I didn’t have any lettuce, so I shredded some cabbage then added tomato, corn cut off the cob, and diced avocado.
I warmed the beans and placed a hefty portion atop each pile of veggies, along with some shreds of the cheese and then a dollop each of salsa and plain yogurt.
I gave Tyler a tortilla to use for dipping/stuffing, but I ate my salad as is…
It was a fine meal — and a healthy one — and it took only minutes to put together!
Few people have time to find a recipe, shop for the ingredients, prep and cook the food, then serve and clean. So developing a system for using what you have around is extremely helpful, and will lead to eating more meals at home.