A tube of precooked polenta, maybe the handiest thing to have in the pantry.
A bag of Trader Joe's Balsamic Glazed Grilled Sweet Onions. Delicious.
A small freezer container of chopped collard greens from our CSA at the end of last season. A little icy, but fine.
Melissa's Fava Beans, fresh. I love fava beans, and fava beans that are already cooked and waiting in the fridge are even better.
I sliced the polenta thinly into about 18 rounds and started them on the griddle. The frozen greens and a bit of water simmered in one skillet, the frozen onions in another, and in a third I simmered the favas in olive oil with a few leaves of sage and plenty of fresh garlic.
Obviously I had a hunch it was going to taste good, since I took pictures along the way. The combination was a fantastic, fast, healthy, whole meal:
The onions and polenta are a good starting point and I will restock them. If DH had been home, a little of the (already grilled and sliced) chicken in the freezer would have completed the dish for him.