So, I haven’t done a lot of cooking lately due to this crazy weather we’ve been getting. The oven heats the entire place up and the stove isn’t much better. Even the microwave contributes. And with the air conditioner going pretty full blast 24/7 (due to my asthma and my crazy little need to breathe), I’ve been trying to conserve energy in other areas of our home. But last night, I finally bit the bullet. You can only live on take-out for so long before a) it gets old and boring and b) you start craving a home-cooked meal. Last night wasn’t too bad in the way of temperature in the apartment, so I decided to go spelunking in the kitchen, to see what I could dredge up in the deep, dark depths of the fridge, freezer and cupboards.
I didn’t have much to make what I thought was a coherent meal (protein, starch, two veggies), so I thought, why not do some kind of one-pot meal, which I’m actually quite fond of. Experimenting time! I found a single package of stir fry turkey in my freezer. Surely this wasn’t enough to feed both myself and my husband and still have left overs for lunch the next day. So I dug a little further in the fridge. Look! I thought to myself. I had found some left over sausages, about a third of a large onion, a green bell pepper and some minced garlic. Surely the addition of some cut up sausage would help beef up the meat side of things. The pepper would add some flavour and colour. But what was I going to serve with this? Rice? Potatoes? Should I do up the meat and veggies in teriyaki sauce over some noodles? Or maybe add some pesto sauce?