Tonight! For your dining pleasure, dear insert family member’s name here , I will be serving a one-of-a-kind cassoulet . Its contents?
Heck if I know.
No, I do know. The contents are from the pantry of “What do we have here?” and the larder of “What is its expiration date?”
I returned from a visit to my sister last Thursday. It usually takes my body and brain about a week to connect. Consequently, options were few when it came to tonight’s supper.
I found some cooked brown rice in the refrigerator. It smelled fairly normal. There was also a jar of spaghetti sauce, almost a half jar. I had trouble opening it, but there was no green or black in the sauce.
Then the carton of cottage cheese sneaked out from the back. Its expiration date was November 3rd , but it didn't have that sour nasty odor, and it was still white.
Scrounging a bit more in the dry pantry, I discovered a can of albacore tuna and some sliced green beans, along with diced tomatoes. This had a date on it, but it was smeared but the expiration numbers looked okay
Tah-dah! Drain the tomatoes, tuna, and green beans. Mix it all together. Add some Parmesan cheese, lots of it. Bake until bubbling. Stir it up really well. Top with non-moldy cheese. Let brown a bit.
Serve with a flourish and great style. They will never know.
This is a post from November 2011. It is true.
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