My husband will be home from work in one hour. Our car is in the shop today and when I called to see if it was ready, I was on hold, on my cell phone, for 15 minutes. I haven't called back yet. I made super yummy, rich brownies last night so we finished off our milk. We have only a few eggs, that expired like 5 days ago (breakfast for dinner is usually my last minute, I don't know what we should eat tonight solution). We've recently had spaghetti, my other thrown together meal. And we're out of bread. Hmmm... I didn't plan this car going into the shop thing very well. I should have done some grocery shopping Saturday to prepare. So what do you make when your cupboards are rather bare... at least of meal-making ingredients? They are technically over-flowing. But I'm a recipe person, not a throw all the canned things I have together in a pot and cook it kind of person. Some people can pull that off. I would end up with a pot full of completely inedible stuff and no canned goods on my shelf.
These are the ingredients that I don't have on hand, that are necessary when I am planning a last minute thrown together meal.
With these, I could come up with several meals. Breakfast for dinner. French toast. Sandwiches. Any variety of chicken casseroles. Tacos. Enchiladas. A giant salad. Etc. Etc. But alas, we may be eating canned soups for dinner.