I made my list directly from the recipe and my memory of my pantry.
The one thing that I knew I didn't have, and didn't plan to purchase was bread crumbs. I can make my own bread crumbs, thankyouverymuch. Sadly, I did manage to turn the food processor on without the lid, which spewed forth copious amounts of freshly made bread crumbs. It's never good to be cooking while vacuuming your kitchen.
Dinner turned out pretty well considering I was under attack by the Ghost of Recipes-Not-Followed.
The meal ended up being delicious and definitely satisfying on a long day of gray skies and incessant rain.
Just for comparison sake, however, take a look at the recipe's ingredients:
|Original Recipe Ingredients:|
Toasted Barley with Baked Goat Cheese
Turmeric Lentils with Baked Goat Cheese
|Quick Cooking Barley|
Sliced Green Onions
Sliced Green Onions and Garlic
Frozen Lima Beans, Frozen Corn and Shredded Carrots
Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar
It's not 100% different but really barley and lentils are very different...and so are green peas and limas. So, I was missing 3 of the 7 ingredients. And I substituted those and added another 3 and some crazy spices. All in all, the recipe I ended up with is completely enjoyable. Coupled with some Marsalis and a martini, I'm happy as a clam.