Chicken thighs out of the freezer, baking staples, carrots, celery and frozen peas became Ellie Kreiger's Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie. I omitted the green beans because I didn't have any, so I just upped the rest of the veggies. It was delicious- and tasted even better because no Kroger trip was involved in its preparation.
Finally, some baked cinnamon apples. Just slice up some apples, toss with a little brown sugar, little butter, and a lot of cinnamon. Maybe a dash of lemon juice, if you have it/ Then bake for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees until the are soft. A side dish and dessert!
I was perhaps excessively proud of myself for the way this all came together. No one else in my family appreciated how amazing it was that I pulled a complete meal that pleased everyone out of thin air. Obviously, they do not understand domestic genius at work.
Anyway, the moral of the story is, always keep some chicken and vegetables in your freezer, carrots, onion, celery and apples in your fridge, and flour in your pantry. Prepared in the face of any culinary emergency.