Sometimes the muse takes a day off. I can stand in front of the pantry or the refrigerator and not see anything to eat, just a jumble of mismatched items.
To get unstuck, I refer to a cookbook or, better yet, Supercook.com.
I really like this site. I can lump some of those unrelated things from the stash and they will magically turn into dinner. Well, maybe not exactly like that. What it does is offer a number of ideas on what to do with what you have.
I tried a couple of pairings that I though were unusual. They weren’t, really. Supercook produced recipes that used my ingredients.
I tried American cheese, lemon and banana but this stumped Supercook. Take out the banana and it found: Ultimate Backyard Burgers. YUM!
It’s fun and knocks the stubborness right out of the muse. That’s a winner in my book.