Tomorrow is payday, and I seriously over-spent this month. I have no money for groceries tonight. So, for dinner, I had to make-do with what was in the fridge:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Half an onion
  • Condiments
  • White rice (not in the fridge, but you get the idea).

So... I made what you see above.

4-pepper chicken served on a bed of Thai sweet-chili rice.

Thinly-sliced chicken breast coated in Mexican chili powder, fresh-ground black pepper, cumin, paprika, and basil. Sauteed in olive oil with fresh garlic and Thai hot chilis. White rice mixed with sweet-chili sauce and sesame salad dressing.

This is what I learned from my mother, and the owners of the restaurants I've worked at. Mom taught me how to cook, and how to use what you have on-hand. Dad did the same thing with tools and hardware.

Oh... it was delicious, by the way.