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Apr 26, 2013

A SHORT WINDING ROAD TO DINNER



Many times I plan dinner ahead of time. I know what we will have and all the ingredients are available. 
Yesterday I wanted to make pork tenderloins but forgot to take them out of the freezer. No problem. I called home from work and asked my son to take them out. 
When I came home he was gone but he had taken out the....CHICKEN THIGHS...  I laughed about it and changed my dinner plan to plan B to use these. 
I cut open the vacuum sealed thighs and the smell hit me. They were skunky. This is the second time this has happened with chicken thighs from Costco. I will no longer buy them. Blech. 
Plan C was now in effect. I asked my BB guy to grab some hot Italian sausages out of the freezer and oh by the way can you also grab the pork tenderloins for tomorrow (today). 
Now I knew why we ended up with the chicken and not the pork. There are no tenderloins in the freezer.
I browned up the sausage while a pot of water boiled for some pasta. Into the pan went an onion, sliced carrots and then at the very end some asparagus. 
Drizzled some olive oil over the cooked pasta and sprinkled with some parmesan cheese and some fresh basil. 
This is how to cook. It is not all about plans, recipes, long lists of ingredients and hours of your time. It is about fresh foods paired with staples and served up with love.
Now I need to go check the freezer because I am positive there are pork tenderloins in there.    
     

10 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Seems like this is how I cook all the time. Love this meal, I may have to give it a try. Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

You are GOOD, Girl! Improv Cooking Theater!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well I hope you found the pork tenderloins! Your dinner sounds great, I had a chuckle at your son bringing up the chicken too:@)

Jackie said...

Love your bloggin' style...and I hope that those elusive tenderloins show themselves.
In the meantime, when I look at your blog, I get HUNGRY!!
Love,
Jackie

Linda H said...

Haha- I have 3 pork tenderloins in my freezer.. am taking one out tonight to marinate for tomorrow night- I'll take one out for you too, OK?

joanne said...

yum, your go to Plan C sounds like it turned out great and looks yummy! I called home from work and asked my hubby to take something out for dinner. He was happy to help pick out something but when I got home there was a twelve pound turkey sitting on the counter. Time for plan B.
Have a good weekend.

The Path Traveled said...

Love the post and the meal! So glad you didn't eat the chicken...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That's how I cook also...don't have this, don't have that...but we do have this, and that so....voila.

Good for you for rolling with the punches.

As for the stinky Costco chicken, I do hope that you took it back...that's appalling.

Jen

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Way to roll with the punches!! And take the chicken back. We had some bad ribs from Costco once and I took them back for a refund.

Sue said...

Oh yeah, this happens to me all of the time- I could swear I have bought .something and stuck it in the freezer, only to realize it must have gotten used cuz it isn't anywhere to be found! Good luck finding your pork tenderloins, Lucy! LOL

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