Now that it's winter, I am in soup-mode. I love filling the crock pot with soup and eating it for days. Yesterday I stopped at the store to pick up a couple of items I needed to get a soup started. I didn't have the recipe or a list with me so just had to go on memory. While I was missing a main ingredient, I improvised with something I had in the pantry. The soup turned out great and I was glad to use up some items from my freezer.
TAKE AWAY: Improvise whenever possible.
It will make you feel creative!