I'm sure this has happened to everyone, but last night, I ran out with a craving to make a Philly Cheese Steak. I got home and started cooking my onions. Took them out and set aside and started cooking a nice thin sliced ribe eye. Took that out to rest and dumped the onions back in the pan, added some garlic, then a little water and additonal Worcestershire sauce and got a nice sauce going. Sliced my steak into nice thing slices and then threw it back into the pan and topped with a combination of three cheddar cheeses. It was right about then when I realized it....I didn't buy the bread! I had to lose some of the delicious sauce and it was very tasty, but it just wasn't the same.
Any funny or tragic stories of that one missing ingredient that didn't matter or ruined the dish? any improv stories that worked?