Monday, June 19, 2006

Availability: Invention's Other Parent

Yesterday we attended a small picnic with a group of friends. We were asked to bring a salad to share, and because our kitchen was half packed, we opted to pick up a ready-made dish from the store. When our friend playfully teased us for not bringing homemade, we teased back that it was for their own good--they wouldn't want to eat anything we could concoct with the remaining contents of our pantry and fridge (e.g. canned corn and barbeque sauce).

But then, while eating Sam's animal crackers during church today (Shh! Don't tell!), culinary inspiration struck! The disparate items in my fridge and pantry swirled in my mind until I envisioned the following combined in one bowl:
Animal crackers
1 tub cool whip
whatever's left in the container of plain yogurt
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
All the coconut left in the freezer
When I got home I tried it. Somewhat to our surprise, it was good. Now if I could only think of some way to use up that barbeque sauce. Corn, anyone?


Tarimisu said...

I actually have a recipe that calls for corn and barbeque sauce in the same dish - it's for some kind of quesadilla concoction, and it really is good, but it also calls for canned chicken, rice, cheese, and tortillas, and since you're trying to use things up and not add to what you've got . . . then I'll share that recipe with you later. Like after you've moved.

Ree said...

I'm not real big on this type of thing, but I know a couple of children who just love to make concoctions like you are describing. I rarely have the desire to taste them. Yours sounds edible, though.