My freezer broke today resulting in me having to thaw out its contents. Now I am left with thawed ground beef (2 lbs), 3 chicken breasts, 2 hot sausage links, 2 sandwich bags of summer corn, 2 sandwich bags of broccoli, and a hot dog. Does anyone have any recipe suggestions that will help me use up several of these ingredients in 1-2 recipes?
This Farfalle Abruzzese with Veal, Porcini, and Spinach from Mario Batali's latest, Molto Batali is genius in that it gives you a deeply concentrated meaty ragu in barely any time at all. The secret here is the umami factor in the dried porcinis, chopped up fine and added with their liquid to a ground veal, rust-colored tomato paste and tomato sauce. The mushrooms add a depth that make it seem as though this sauce has been lazily bubbling away on the stove for hours instead of minutes.