Sometimes, we just need to improvise. Last night, I got home from work and looked around to see what we had. Turkey burger, check. Ketchup and mustard, check. Spices, check. Three leftover buns on the counter, check. BBQs, it is (or the equivalent of sloppy joe, for those who call it that.) After getting everything ready, I grabbed the buns off the counter and realize that they are a little to old to be used, so in the garbage they go. Thinks to self: well, we'll just use bread... not a big deal. Right? Wrong. No bread either. So, we improvised - score! We have crackers! Not ideal, but it works -- and felt like we were having an appetizer for dinner.
The BBQ in itself was an improvisation, which I'm sure you can tell by the very technical cooking instructions you'll be reading momentarily. *wink* It tasted really good, though! I used 1.5 lbs of turkey burger and browned with 1 small onion chopped. Then added enough ketchup to cover the meat well, a squirt of mustard, and a little water to help it mix well (1/4 c. maybe?). Then added various sized dashes of the following: garlic salt, frank's red hot (3), chili powder (couple of big dashes), pepper, italian seasoning.
So, yesterday's experience reminded me that it doesn't always turn out like you hope. Our plans and recipes will sometimes have to change, but you just roll with the punches and it will work out somehow. Even if you feel like a dork (I did - seriously, who doesn't have bread in their house?! ha!) :)