You should feel free to use any typical staples you might normally possess, including milk, coconut milk, flour, eggs, rice, spices, oil, butter, onions, scallions, garlic, canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, flavoring agents, nuts, raisins. (If you're not sure if something you use counts as a staple for the purposes of this game, drop me a note and ask.) I'm mostly interested in seeing how different the menus turn out -- I know that when I have certain ingredients in the house, my thoughts tend to go in particular ruts, and it'd be nice to see what others might do with the same ingredients, so that next time, I might try something different.
Detailed commentary on the dishes is encouraged. :-) Bonus points for using at least five ingredients. Bonus points for making at least four dishes using only three ingredients from the following list.
Ingredients (choose 3 or more out of 7):
- 1 lb. green beans
- 1 lb. mushrooms
- 3 poblano peppers
- 6 large baking potatoes
- 1 can artichoke hearts
- 1 can bamboo shoots
- 2 cans mackerel packed in oil