Yesterday Bossy’s brother and his wife invited a few people over to watch some football followed by some baseball followed by Oh balls is Bossy tired!
Because Bossy recently made a commitment to use those items clogging her freezer and pantry, Bossy decided to concoct an appetizer for her brother’s game party made entirely from things already in her kitchen:
First Bossy got a little olive oil going in her iron skillet, and she diced the half onion left over from the Eisenhower administration:
Next Bossy chopped fistfuls of garlic and threw it in the skillet with the onions:
Then Bossy wandered out to the garden to see if she could salvage any basil or oregano from her dying plants:
Next Bossy opened her can of red kidney beans left over from the Truman administration, and she dumped the contents into the skillet:
Then Bossy decided to add a few of the whole tomatoes from this can:
Meanwhile: extra bonus points to anyone who remembers the stale baguette featured in the ingredients photo. This was left over from the Johnson administration, and Bossy chunked it up and tossed it into the skillet with the rest of the sorry lot:
Then Bossy panicked that it wouldn’t be enough—which makes it different from every other meal exactly not at all because when it comes to food, Bossy acts like the 12th starving child in a family of 13.
So Bossy added more beans, the remainder of the tomatoes from the can, and some more stale bread:
And when it was all assimilated, Bossy poured the mixture into her casserole dish and stuck it in a 300 degree oven until it cooked down and became a bit crunchy:
And then Bossy served this nonsense with a specialty food you may not be familiar with:
And so, how—you may want to know—did this innovative use of pantry ingredients taste?
Half nasty. But cheap!
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