I’m hungry (I’m always hungry), so I think about the options I have. It’s a bit overwhelming: Should I cook or should I buy? Should I eat a lot or should I just snack? Is there even food in the fridge (and by this, I mean is there anything I want in the fridge)?
I’m too lazy to go out and buy food, so I’ll probably cook. But what do I cook? Mac n’ cheese? Pasta? Fried rice? Curry (I love curry)? Grilled cheese? Salad? Just meat and rice? No meat, but some rice? I don’t know! I want everything and nothing at the same time. I’m too lazy to see what’s in the fridge.
Later, I ask my roommates what I want to eat. They don’t know, which is silly. I’ve known them for so long now. They should know me better than that, right?
So I guess I have to get up and look at what I have in the kitchen:
- Bread, Rice, Pasta, Flour
- Sausages, Chicken, Fish
- Caesar dressing but not lettuce
- Lots of spices, pesto
- Milk, Eggs, Butter, Cheese
- Dried beans
- Onions, Mushrooms. Garlic
- Lots of sauces (soy sauce!) and oils (sesame oil and chili pepper oil!), Hot pepper paste
- Chicken broth
- Too many things in this list
- I’m tired
There are too many ingredients. To narrow my scope, what am I in the mood for? I’m sort of in the mood for something crunchy, and I sort of want something spicy?
I deduce that I'll probably have to use the spices and pepper oil/paste. And I guess I’m going to have to fry something to get the crunch? Maybe the flour? What other ingredients can supplement this combo? Meat and veggies sound standard; chicken, onion, and garlic it is.
Now to bring them all together: I could deep fry the meat and veggies and then pan fry them in sauce? Sounds kind of boring.
Oh, I could make dumplings! Dip the dumplings in spicy sauces. That sounds more pleasant.