Combine potstickers from the freezer with whatever’s lurking in your fridge for a tasty clutch dinner bowl.
When it comes to being a mom, I’m a planner. I plan for things to go as planned.
So, when I’m thrown for a loop and my routine is knocked off its track, causing a split second of panic and a few curse words in my mind, I briefly suffer from a case of mom-daze.
Mom-daze. Where I don’t know how I got to where I was, in disbelief that a certain moment is actually happening. Where my only choice is to pull myself together, put on my boss face, and get over it.
My MC has a blood-clotting disorder called von Willebrands. It does not define her for she is fierce. On occasion, though, it certainly trips us up. And last week, it did just that. I found myself in the pediatric infusion center at Yale on a late afternoon getting her the treatment she needed for an injury. She is fine!
My meal plans for the night did come to a halt, which is why I’m sharing with you what I like to call a “clean out your fridge” dinner idea, also known as winging it.
When you just can’t get to the grocery store, you’re short on dinner ideas, or you are knocked off your tracks like I was, just take what you have and make a meal. With a few reliable things in your pantry or freezer, you can pull all the loose ends out of your fridge and build a dinner.
Potstickers, a staple in my freezer, are perfect for clutch dinners like this! They are dependable and when crisped up in a skillet, they pair perfectly with just about anything.
Find those veggies or herbs that are lurking in the fridge. Snow peas, shredded carrots, and quick-pickled cucumbers add color and texture here. Grab a grain from the pantry if you’d like. Leftover chicken or any other protein? Toss it in!
Make this catchall, colorful dinner bowl your own.
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I like to stock a few unique and tasty sauces in the fridge to make these last minute suppers something special. Marion’s Kitchen has fun, flavor-packed dressings that will fool anyone in your house into thinking that this dinner was totally planned and on your meal-making menu. Actually, the hardest part about this mish-mash of a dish was deciding whether to use the Coconut Sriracha or the Coconut Sweet Chili? Personally, I used both because I like my sweet and my heat.
Everyone’s bowl is going to look different, obviously, but at least you know that what you’re piling in your dish is something you already like. It was, after all, already in your fridge. Have you cleaned out your fridge lately and made a marvelous dinner?