So here's an idea - we all have days where we're confronted with loose ends / bits and pieces / foods we need to or should use up, but aren't entirely sure how to incorporate them ALL (or most of them, at least) into a semi-coherent meal.
I thought it might be a fun challenge for us hounds to try to come up with ideas. Each day, one or more hounds share whichever crazy combo of ingredients they have sitting on the counter / in the crisper / wherever, and we suggest what they do with them.
The great thing, of course, is that none of you get to taste the end result and bitch about it, only the cook can pronounce a winning combo.
May I start? Here goes:
1 strip steak
1 Chinese eggplant
1 fennel bulb
1 large king trumpet mushroom
3 garlic cloves
1/2 green pepper
a bunch of fresh mint & scallions