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Food on Fridays with Ann
My in-laws just left after staying with us for several days. My mother-in-law is a clever cook, making the most of every little tidbit, nourishing people creatively.One night I made Mexican food, per Christy’s suggestion. My mother-in-law advised me to leave behind a bit of the sauce from browning and preparing the spiced ground beef. I transferred the beef into a bowl, leaving a dribble of the tasty red sauce in the skillet. She pulled out some leftover brown rice and dumped it right into the sauce, added a few crumbles of the beef, chopped up a tomato to toss in along with a bit of red and green pepper, onion, and some corn. She heated it all up, cooking the vegetables a little (it didn’t take long, they were chopped so small), and in seconds it was ready to serve. “When I’m making Spanish rice at home,” she explained, “I just use a little of this and that. Whatever I have in the fridge. I don’t want anything to go to waste.”I love that. I used to host “Make-Do Mondays” in an effort to encourage a make-do mindset. As a missionary, my mother-in-law often has to make-do, and it seems I learn some new solution or idea every time we’re together. In this case, we made the most of the odds and ends in the vegetable drawer to create a delicious side dish—such an great way to make the most of our resources! She taught me a simple, new way to add interest to our Mexican meals, and I’m delighted to share her easy, frugal, make-do Spanish rice “recipe” with you today.