That is the question!
My typical response is: well...what do we have? I never know what I want until I have a look around and something strikes my fancy. Having to decide in advance is a horrible chore in my mind! In fact, when Dave is going to make supper and asks what I want, I usually growl if I have to figure out what we're having, I may as well make it myself! And I'm not even joking...how sad is that? :)
Happily my habit of dishing up whatever catches my eye is quite often very successful. My concoctions are (almost) always edible, and frequently very tasty. Like this evening...
I open the freezer and peer at the choices. Aha, those little pork tenderloins look good. Hmm,but what to do with them. I open the refrigerator and spy a splash of colour...red, yellow and orange peppers. Ooo, pork and pepper stir fry sounds tempting! I also grab out a honeycrisp apple and an onion. Long grain rice seems appealing as a base, so I get that started while I chop up the rest of the ingredients. While the pork is sauteeing (is that a word?), I remember a pork stew recipe that had prunes in it...so I toss in a few of those as well. Once the pork is cooked and the veggies tender crisp, I add the chopped apple and pour in a mix of water, corn starch and cider vinegar to make a bit of a glaze. Finally I round things off with a large dollop of my home made red pepper jelly (which contains jalapenos for a little kick).
Yum, said Dave. I agree, said I. And - get this - I even thought to take photos (clearly the Slow Travel food obsession has seeped into my consciousness on some level! lol)