while getting ready this morning, i stumbled upon a bag full of some fabulous cosmetics samples from trips to sephora. and so i came up with a fun idea - hopefully it's fun and not lame as hell. heh.
while y'all KNOW i love food - eating it, buying it, making it - i'm not particularly creative or inventive with it. i'm the kind of girl who has to have a recipe, complete with specific measurements and temperatures and cooking times.
and with a move looming near (like, within the next couple of weeks-ish), i'm loath to buying more stuff unless i absolutely have to. on saturday night, i made a tuna noodle casserole for dinner. the hub and i both love the stuff, and i was stoked to realize that i already had everything i needed right there in my pantry. score! plus, it was super easy and total comfort food. awesome.
inspired, i went in the pantry this morning and started pulling everything out of there. i knew there had to be more easy meals just waiting to be discovered, without having to buy anything else, and so i emptied out the entire bottom shelf.
you knew there'd be spam in there! and yeah, there's a lot of canned goods and processed stuff too. i know it. and i'm making it a point to try to stick to more fresh produce and healthier items going forward. but for now, my goal is to use up as much of this stuff as i can in the next couple of weeks.
in my freezer, i've got chicken breasts (some boneless, some not), three ribeye steaks, a couple of tilapia filets, a pork tenderloin roast, a pound of ground beef, and various frozen veggies. i have butter, sour cream, milk, cream cheese, and various shredded cheeses in the fridge. plus, i've got bread, spaghetti, egg noodles, penne, macaroni, panko, breadcrumbs, and a cupboard full of all sorts of spices and seasonings.
where am i going with this? well, i'll tell you:
leave me an idea or a recipe in the comments to this post using the ingredients i have on hand, along with an e-mail or link to your blog, if you have one (feel free to e-mail your contact info to me separately, if you don't want to post it). i'll put all of your names in a hat, and at the end of the week, the bean will draw a name and whoever it is will win that fun assortment of sephora samples and goodies.
whee! it's a challenge WITH a prize! fun, right? yay!
you know you want to play. just do it. all the cool kids are.