I want to play a game with everyone. It is called WHAT IF? LOL. Now I realize that this isn't feasible in many areas or towns as there are still 'lockdowns' that people are following. That is why tis is JUST a game. Let's have a little fun!!!!!!!
Here we go:
You get a phone call early on a Wednesday morning that on Saturday 20-25 people will be at your home for a get together of sorts and will need to be fed. Here comes the twist!!
You can ONLY use what you have in the pantry or freezers. NO MONEY or SUPPLIES can be purchased!
Could you do this? What would you be feeding everyone?
I could fix about anything really - would have to do some creative thawing out - but could do a lot.
I have a turkey and a ham in freezer.
There is ground beef out the wazoo, chicken, pork loins & chops, brisket and beef.
I have all kinds of veggies that could be used as sides or incorporated into soups or casseroles.
I could make cookies, brownies, pudding, Jello, cakes or pies.
I could make tea, Kool-Aid and coffee and have water in that thing called a faucet!!!!
I would start making ice as soon as I got the call.
I have lots of cheese and crackers of different varieties and summer sausage which would work as small bites. Cream cheese and various jellies on hand as well for appetizer on crackers.
I could probably make bread - but doubt I would. I would make lots of biscuits and cornbread.
So here are a few ideas:
Chili or veggie soup or gumbo or any soups
Casseroles using rice or pasta and tomato sauce or cream of soups - with veggies and/or meat
Noodles and whatever meat you have
Soup beans or beans and rice with sausage or ham
Biscuits and sausage gravy
Bean salads - potato salad - macaroni salad
Veggies as sides
Tacos - tostadas - nachos
Mac n cheese
I probably don't have enough plates and glasses - but do have plastic cups and paper plates on hand for such things.
Golly there are so many things that could be put together with what is hanging out in the pantry and freezer. What would you fix?
What other ideas do you have? Remember it doesn't have to be complicated - just feed a bunch!!!!
I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. I think it will be fun to see what we could all do with what we have on hand. At least it gets our creative juices flowing and we can come up with some new dinner ideas for ourselves!!!!
Let's play and have fun dreaming and planning!