what have you got hanging around that you need to use up? I'm thinking aobut a lot of beans (plain) in the freezer. a friend used to make a rice and bean (cold) salad, that was simple and good, will have to look around for that recipe.... I also have popping corn. That was part of the reason I let myself be talking into the cracker jax.... used up some pop corn. I have been also serving it to my kids as a snack, but really have to watch the butter with it! A big bowl of pop corn can take a lot of butter!!!! And that's not good for us nor will it help me get to Friday with the butter I have on hand, lol!