The sun was not shining, it was too wet to play, my husband wouldn't be home for dinner that day. So I sat there staring, not knowing what to do, and I thought how I wish I had some other food*!
*to work with in my fridge;)
Whenever my brain is too tired, taxed or just plain wants a vacation, I seem to regress to silliest moments of childhood. I have a refrigerator full to bursting and a pantry that is rebelling against its lack of room by periodically tossing food at me when I open the door, so I still my urge to shop for what I want to eat tonight and say I will just make sustenance and forget how tasty it is. I'm not even that hungry, but the kids need to eat. What is the number one thing that I need to use and I will build a dish around it. The refrigerator, (who I think is planning it's attacks with the pantry) says well the thing that needs to be used is the 'krab'. OK I have to confess, I have a weakness for the fake crab. I like making it in to salad for lunch, but as for cooking with it... What does one do? I decide not to let the fridge win this battle and head to the computer for ideas. Of all the recipes that came up, the crab Alfredo looked promising. I have never made it because when you have good crab, why cover it up with a heavy sauce but with krab... I glance a the fridge and think, I am definitely going to win this round. OK I open the doors again. I say not only am I going to use that krab, I will raise you... I spy broccoli. Broccoli is often in Alfredo. Yes I will use it too. I also see some corn my daughter didn't finish. Corn and crab are delicious together. I grab it. I see some sour cream in a piping bag that I had for the chilequiles. Ha, I'm taking that too. I give the fridge a smirk. You think you can beat me with krab. I will show you by using remnants of 4 meals past! Of course once my back is turned I look at my assembled ingredients and have a moment of doubt. (thankfully the fridge and pantry can't see me;)
Well to keep this long rant of a madwoman short, I don't really have a recipe as I was in full silly child mode, but the end result was tasty enough for me to want to try it again in a more serious frame of mind. Basically I just sauteed the krab in some butter then sprinkled it with some flour to make a roux. Cooked it a bit and added some half and half. Tossed in the corn, broccoli that I had blanched in the pasta water, almost cooked pasta, sour cream and a good amount of the pasta water. It wasn't bad, in fact I quite enjoyed it. Next time if I plan on a proper sauce, I think it just might be really great.