Don't you hate it when you're making Jambalaya and need some tomatoes, but don't have any, even though you thought you did. Then you remember you ate salad last night with the rest of the tomatoes in it, and you break into a cold "Hells Kitchen" like sweat. To make matters worse you then realize you've started cooking and chopping enough of the other ingredients to back out of cooking the Jambalaya.
So then you're sitting there, trying to think of how to explain to your wife how you managed to make tomato based Jambalaya without any tomatoes. I'm sure you've all been there - you know what I'm talking about.
Then, on a feeling in a gut only a seasoned chef would know, you feel some tomatoes calling out to you. Looking at the very very very back of the fridge you find some from a few shopping trips ago - but no so long ago that they aren't soft & squishy and mouldy.
I love that.
Gotta run, the Jambalaya is almost ready.
If Col. John "Hannibal" Smith of the A-team were here, he'd be
saying "I love it when a plan comes together" right about now.