I'm a little late in posting this today, but still wanted to share my Make-Do Monday tip with you....
Make-do with what's in your pantry.
Sometimes I want to try a new recipe. Especially now, when there are so many food related blogs on the Internet. But sometimes, I don't have all the ingredients.
There are a couple of options open to me. Skip trying the recipe until the next shopping trip OR I can see what missing ingredients can be substituted with items I already have in my pantry.
Today, I chose to substitute.
I've been wanting to try Cowboy Stew for a while now. I saw the recipe on the Crock Pot Lady's blog.
I didn't have tomato sauce that her recipe called for, so I checked to see what I had in my pantry and found a can of Ready-To-Serve Tomato Soup that my husband bought a while back (instead of the condensed soup that I needed at the time). I hate plain tomato soup and had no idea how I would use up that can of soup. Until today!
I was so pleased to be able to use that can of soup and not worry about it going past the expiration date before I found a use for it. And I was really glad that I was able to make the meal that I wanted without having to wait for the next shopping trip! I think that is a double success story for today!
Here is the link to MY version of Cowboy Stew. It's posted on my other blog.