Growing up, we always had enough. Not tons of extras, but we always had what we needed. I had a terrific and blessed childhood. My mom was frugal. She “stretched” meals whenever someone was coming over. I know what that means, but evidently, not everyone else does.
Stretching a meal means adding additional ingredients in the recipe to make more than what was intended. A few filling items and some extra seasoning and the meal now fed 10 instead of 4. It was basically the same thing but with more rice or potatoes and less chicken or beef.
This recipe is stretchable! If you have extra of one ingredient .... add it! The recipe is just a basic list of ingredients. How much you use is up to you. Relax. Cook outside the box and enjoy!