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Making do....in the kitchen!

January 3rd, 2012 at 08:10 am

I have always lived in the country and can't just run into town when I am out of an ingredient. So I have been known to "make do" many times!

Last week, my daughter called to say she was having guests for dinner and was going to make a homemade pot pie except she discovered she was out of potatoes. I asked her if she had any kind of potatoes at all....she said all she had was a bag of french fries....so guess what i told her? I suggested she defrost the french fries for a little while and then cut the potatoes in to chunks and then to continue to make the potpie filling as she normally would. She said it turned out perfect and no one guessed she had to improvise and use frozen french fries in her homemade potpie!! I was so proud of her.

5 Responses to “Making do....in the kitchen!”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Last time I checked a french fry was a potato!

  2. ccraw Says:

    That was a great idea to use the frozen french fries. I'm always having to find substitutes myself. The company man from the rig gave me a rotissrie chicken and I used part of it to make King Ranch Chicken. I didn't have any cream of mushroom soup, as I don't buy it ever but used mayonaise and milk instead, I was just looking for the creaminess. It turned out perfect and you couldn't tell the difference. My parents took half and my Dad ate it all!

  3. ladymiller Says:

    CCrew...care to share your recipe? What is King Ranch Chicken? Even the name sounds good! LOL

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  5. -Jerry- Says:

    Nice going! Potato is potato, so it wouldn't lead to any change in the flavor or anything... good thinking. Smile We have a Christmas recipe for a Swedish flatbread that we make every year, but living overseas we don't always have insurance that we will be able to find buttermilk. Some years we have made do with whole milk with a little bit of cider vinegar in it. It isn't exactly the same, but the recipe turns out great nonetheless! Creativity rules...

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