My day is running well. A bit of housework, a special lunch at the school after which I will pop in to town to buy organic pasta and sauce for an easy meal.
Uh Oh! I didn't read the note properly! I'm expected to stay till the end of the day!
Uh Oh! I forgot Belle had an activity after school! No time to go to the shops now!!!
Finally arrive home to realise there is no bread. Nooooo! Belle is due at the school at 8.00 in the morning for an excursion! I could whip up some sourdough but Belle hates it. By now I'm a mess and almost tearing my hair out. The kids are hungry, it's dinnertime! I don't keep convenience foods in the freezer and every time I try and cook a double meal to freeze one, the family eat double! What am I going to do?!!
Aha! I have arborio rice and kale in the garden. Thank goodness I made up a risotto recipe when I was feeling creative one day because now, in my flustered state, I am able to find the recipe on my own blog and cook it up in no time!
I made up my bread as I always do but added sultanas, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. I kneaded the dough as usual and then spread it into a rectangular shape. I sprinkled the rectangle with brown sugar, rolled it up and allowed it to rise. Then I baked it as usual. It went down a treat! I'm making it again right now but trying it without the brown sugar this time.
Are you like me and have no precooked food in the house? What do you do in food emergencies? Do you have some standby method for crazy days or do you improvise at the time?