Tonight we were going out to dinner and it got cancelled at the last moment. Go out anyway? Get take out and bring home? Nothing defrosted and no lettuce or greens for salad.....sooooo
Thank you Gregoire (a chef who has a great take out place in Berkeley, CA and at whose place I had a wonderful kidney bean soup a while ago).
I had about a cup and a half of good reduced chicken stock left of what I made over the weekend. I had a can of black beans and one of kidney beans. I had no onions, not even scallions. I did have garlic. Sauteed the garlic in olive oil, added the beans, the stock, a small plastic bag of frozen canned tomatoes from the freezer, a pinch of some kind of Indian or Moroccan spice mix I made for some dish I can't remember - didn't label the jar either....but it smelled good. Let that simmer for about 15 minutes. Pureed and added (this is the part of the meal that was luck) about a quarter cup of beef chorizo (ground) I also found in the freezer - flattened into a pancake shape for quick defrost, and a couple of shakes of chili flakes.
Served with a dollop of Fage 2% yogurt. It was fabulous. Didn't add any salt because of the chicken stock's saltiness.
Served with a pizza I made out of a purchased shell, some mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, pepper and sliced red peppers.
It turned out to be delicious. The whole thing took me about 15 or 20 minutes altogether.