Tonight’s supper was a masterpiece of pantry living. Well, maybe “masterpiece” is not quite the right word.
One of the great pleasures of having my own home is having the space to really stock the pantry (and the freezer). I make a pretty good effort to stock up when things are on sale or buy appropriate items in bulk.
As a result, I find that I have the opportunity to be creative and to try new combinations in meal preparation based on what I have in stock.
Tonight was one of those nights.
A little of this, a little of that … and before you know it, supper is served!
I would like to tell you that this procedure is always a success.
Tonight’s soup experiment was a disaster (the success of homemade soup depends entirely on the quality of the broth). But the carrot cake with cream cheese icing (which was made into cupcakes for easy snackability) was amazing.
As I said: one out of two isn’t bad!
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