But then I had to crack my head to think of ways to finish the food in our larder (besides instant noodles).
I boiled the rest of the eggs (10 of them) and kept them aside for hubby and I to eat for breakfast over the next few days. Next I made a simple rock sugar syrup to go with the can of grass jelly... yummy indeed!
And then I pondered over the spaghetti and can of tomatoes. Then I had a sudden inspiration ala Surprise Chef. Earlier, I also had gone out to get a small slice of fetta cheese.
All I had left was a teeny tiny saucepan, a mini food processor and two teaspoons... I made a desperate attempt to create a culinary masterpiece...
I blended the tomatoes with some garlic, a dash of red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. I cooked the spaghetti in batches, drained them and set them aside. And then I poured the tomato mixture into the saucepan and brought it to the boil.
I ladled the sauce over the spaghetti and served it in an elegant plastic take-away food container. Crumbled the fetta cheese over it with some chicken nuggets on the side (he nuggets I got from the deli and just popped into the oven for a few minutes).
Hubby's verdict? "The pasta tastes funny. Maybe too much garlic? But the nuggets are nice"
My verdict? I actually thought it was very tasty! I might cut down on the salt though because I had underestimated the saltiness of the fetta cheese... maybe also cut down on the garlic? Maybe only lar... because I love garlic... so I tend to go a bit crazy with it in cooking...
Am I clever or what?