I am so sorry to hear that all of you have such crappy taste in food and never make Indian food and therefore never have coconut milk in your pantry. Deena totally won the basil vs. coconut milk contest. Fine.
Sometimes, and maybe this is just me, I stand in the Asian aisle at Winco and just look at the marvelous array of products. It is so inspiring. It makes me want to whip up spring rolls with a hoisin dipping sauce and make samosas from scratch. Luckily reason always prevails and I just reach for the stir-fry sauce like always. Because 1) I am not really a spring rolls kind of girl and 2) I read samosas take hours to make from scratch. Real Simple just had a Fake It, Don't Make It samosa recipe in either the February or March 08 issue, I ripped it out to try later.
And does anyone else do that, rip out recipes to try later? A couple months ago I organized all those ripped-out recipes into a 1" binder, with dividers and everything. Unfortunately that thing is now full and I am sticking new recipes I find into a folder tucked next to the binder. I can't stop ripping out delicious-sounding recipes from any magazine I see. What's funny is that any time I make a new recipe that doesn't pan out, Dh whines, "Why don't you make all the old recipes you used to make that I like?" He doesn't understand that the Turkish Shepherd's Pie he is so very, very fond of takes two bloody hours to make and I can't stand for that long, much less entertain Baby E while standing for that long. So it's OUT. Indefinitely.
Tonight I had a craving for fried chicken. So I got some from KFC. You know what? That was a craving I should have just ignored. The chicken was kind of crappy. I think it's been about a year since I had KFC and it was not as good as I remembered. Plus by the time I was done I had ingested approximately 3,245 calories.