Chances are that we have some food in the pantry or refrigerator but are missing an ingredient. More than likely that ingredient can be substituted for something else. Now is great time to think out of the box and put your cooking skills to the test.

Let’s say you have chicken, rice, sausage, and alfredo sauce. Try baking the chicken in the oven so you aren’t stuck at the stove. Make your rice in a large pot while everything else is being prepared. Dice your sausage and toss that in a skillet on the stove until cooked the way you prefer. Once your chicken is done, cut it up or shred it. Mix the chicken, sausage and alfredo sauce together in a large pot. Put your rice on a plate and cover it with your alfredo meat mix. Now you have made your own stir fry working with what you have at home.

Please save a trip to the store. Keep yourself and your family safe.