It's not, of course, what I planned for dinner. I keep them around in case of emergency, such as the kids not liking what I make for dinner (more of a regular occurrence than an emergency), or the apocalypse. I had a plan for dinner tonight; I even started preparing at 2PM so dinner could be served at 5PM. Pulled pork pizza was on the menu, complete with homemade whole wheat dough and home grown red onions. Disaster struck when I forgot to add yeast to the pizza dough. So at 4:30, when we got back from the library and discovered my omission, I had to think fast. Hence the tamales, accompanied by frozen green beans (from France via Trader Joe's), and orange slices, from Australia. It was not a local dinner, a homemade dinner, or a memorable dinner. It's nutritious value was questionable at best. It was surely less expensive and faster than the kid's emergency plan - In and Out.
I'm not a fan of canned tamales myself, or anything canned for that matter, except for sweetened condensed milk. I could open a can and lick it clean. So, for my dinner, I ate some edamame, a few bites of the pulled pork that was destined for pizza, but instead made it's way into sandwiches for George to take to work, and half a beer. I'll have the munchies tonight for sure. I see a trip to the grocery store in my near future. I'll need to stock up on some better emergency food, or I'll perish in the apocalypse for sure. Any suggestions?