A-ha, I know! I got some canned goods from a friends kitchen I cleaned out!
Hot diggity, there's a can of salmon and some vegetables.
So, I ran out to the garden for some herbs.
I didn't drain the salmon, just mashed it. I like the "juice" for moist patties.
I added some chopped onion, fresh parsley and chopped chives.
Mixed in my last egg., and a cup or so of bread crumbs.
Preheated the skillet, added some olive oil.
Formed patties, browned for several minutes on each side.
While they were browning, I found some leftover peas and warmed them ,
Found a can of tomatoes and stewed them.
I added a can of triple succotash, 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch, and a bit of sugar.
I whipped up some instant mashed potatoes and added some tangy ranch dressing
and chives to "doctor them up".
Turned into a pretty nice supper after all!
So, always keep some canned goods on hand for lean times,
and get creative with spices and herbs, sauces and condiments.
I learned I can always make something, even though I think there is "nothing."
The trick is to use what you have, instead of running out to the diner
and spending money that's needed for bills.
You can make thrifty, tasty meals in minutes
with a little imagination and stuff from the cupboard.
Tomorrow night, I have to see what I can dream up with no eggs, and no canned goods.
Oh that's right, it's Tommy's birthday party and I will eat over my daughter's house!
See, not to worry! I will always have enough.
Doesn't the Good Book say, not to worry,
He takes care of the little birdies, surely He will take care of me?.