I’m in the midst of making my first batch of chili in quite a while. I had an inkling that there might have been a problem earlier when I was at work, but I figured that I had enough ingredients on hand, but I really should have consulted with my wife before coming home. Sure enough, when going to make it, I discovered I didn’t have any crushed tomatoes (I normally use a 29 oz can per pound of ground beef to 3 cans of red kidney beans). I did happen to have 2 small cans of tomato paste, so I quickly Googled the problem, and made tomato sauce from the paste, added a little extra water to thin things out, and added in the beans to cook with the rest of the ingredients.
Anyway, it seems to be coming out all right. I’ll know for certain after serving up the feast and getting my wife’s opinion about what I did and how I managed not to make another trip to the grocery store.
At any rate, I have the beginnings of a fledgling shopping list for tomorrow. Need to restock the pantry, dilly dilly!