Happy Accidents really do happen.
So I pulled it all together in a soup pot and started raiding the vegetable drawer and the freezer. A packet of frozen mashed cauliflower (it thickened my soup beautifully) a packet of frozen spaghetti squash, a few fresh carrots sliced up, a small zucchini diced up into smallish pieces, two spring onions from the garden, and 4 spears of asparagus picked this afternoon diced into small pieces. Use up everything!
After I got it all into the pot and started stirring everything, I couldn't see the pieces of spaghetti squash. ??? Where are they? A minute or two of wondering what happened, I realized I had used a packet of coconut rice pudding I made about two or three months ago - not spaghetti squash!! Well, the rice was certainly okay in the soup, but coconut and vanilla!!! Ugh! They were the same color and so sure of myself, I didn't label the packet they were in. (Needless to say I was WRONG and I was NOT going to throw the whole thing out!
Coconut rice pudding in Chicken Soup! What a blunder! But wait! I know that Thai food uses a lot of coconut in its cuisine. So I went in that direction. I started adding lots of other ingredients. Sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and I had some sheets of Nori - that stuff you use to wrap sushi rolls, and cut them up into small pieces and tossed into the pot as well. Corn. I found a packet of corn cut from the cob that I froze last summer, so that went into the pot as well. Sweet and savory!
So the whole point of today's blog is creativity!! All I can say is that if you aren't afraid to experiment, disastrous mistakes can turn into very Happy Accidents~ ~