Dina's birthday party is tomorrow. I have acorn squash times 2, a large winter squash, tons of potatoes, some onions, a mountain of garlic, radishes, beets, purple cabbage and enough butter in the freezer to make a cake. And zero energy to go grocery shopping for ingredients to make a proper anything.
She is a second kid. And she deserves a glorious first birthday party, with many pictures taken, or my name is mud with my sister in law (the second kid defender :). I've gotta figure this out.
We may end up with soup if I wake up between now and tomorrow, and we could do a slaw of carrots and purple cabbage. Heck, we could toss some beets in there, too, if we were feeling fancy. Potatoes could become scalloped potatoes. But do all of those starches a meal make? We are still in desperate need of protein.
Silken tofu in the soup. I also have beans and a recipe for a vegetarian cassoulet somewhere (travesty, I know).
Alright, I know this is usually my job, telling you how to pull of yummy food in the middle of life. But, here's the question, dear reader: how do I pull together a meal for 20 ish adults with zero energy, working tonight and tomorrow morning, the ingredients above plus the usual pantry staples?
Seriously: it may just be time to order pizza and stop by BJ's for a cake. Name your favorite Schenectady Pizza Place. And never travel back and forth to Boston in 24 hrs with auditions and interviews in the middle and expect to be upright the next day.
Sincerely, your friendly neighborhood nosher