I had the same feeling looking in the fridge the other night. I wasn't short of things to actually cook, I just couldn't for the life of me decide what I should get out of the fridge and put together. I also had a dish of left over roast parsnip and celeriac (from the garden - but of course) looking reproachfully at me.
I started off getting excited about a chorizo/cauliflower combo. Roasting cauliflower is my new favourite thing. This wasn't helping with the leftovers, of course, but I needed to start somewhere,for goodness sake. "If I roast these together then may be..." I thought.
So I did - a small cauliflower and 120g of cooking chorizo, cut into small florets/sliced and into the oven at about 220 for 10 mins or so then turned down to 180 for another 15 minutes. It looked delicious, but then I couldn't work out what to do with it. May be I should have just served it as it was. I'd have eaten it, but I couldn't help thinking that the Husband might feel a little short-changed.
And the left overs kept catching my eye - but not necessarily in a good way.
I mentally discarded risotto, pasta and potatoes - but how to combine the leftovers and the cauli/chorizo in to meal that I actually wanted to eat, and that would do for the Husband's supper too.
Eventually, after scanning the shelves - although not actually looking in any of the cookery books - inspiration. Something that I remembered vaguely from Veg Everyday.
I chopped up the left over roast veg quite small into a roasting dish, plus 4 spring onions that were lying limply at the bottom of the fridge, then added in the cauli/chorizo.
Beat together 5 eggs with about half a tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary and poured it on top. I grated some cheese on top - because cheese is always good in these sorts of situations, and bingo - in the oven for 20 minutes of so: fritatta.
Not perhaps beautiful to look at, but damn tasty, all things considered! I am clearly better at fridge foraging than wardrobe foraging.
Linking up with Simple and in Season hosted this month by Karen at Lavender & Lovage, and this month's Herbs on Saturday - also hosted by Karen - because this thrown together supper was definitely lifted with the lovely rosemary - one ot he only herbs surviving in the garden after the recent cold snap.