Yesterday, I was grabbing my wallet and keys, about to head down to Five Points to grab some lunch when, all of a sudden, it started to rain. Now, my man likes to joke that I'm like a cat in my pathological desire to avoid getting wet in the rain. But that's not exactly true, I love rainy days...when I'm inside.
Immediately my mind starts to work. Is there anything in my kitchen that I can eat that doesn't require real cooking? I have no fresh produce and no bread. I also have no leftovers in my fridge. I don't even have anything edible in my freezer (except vodka and gelato). What I do have is one lemon, one lime and whatever is in my cupboards.
So, I grab some peanut butter, some nam pla, some chili, some sugar and that lone lime and throw together a quick peanut sauce. I toss it with some chewy rice noodles that I boiled for about 5 minutes and top with a handful of roasted peanuts. The room temperature salad was tasty and quick. I was pretty darn proud of myself.
How about you? Any pantry lunches you often turn to?