Then I realized that chourico is the sausage that's used in the Portuguese soup with kale and potatoes. Okay, I'd made that before, so the first package went into some soup.
And I promptly forgot about the other two packages.
It's okay, they were vacuum sealed and frozen.
I was digging in the freezer and pulled out a package of the ground chourico. I had no idea what to do with it, but I figured I'd just wing it. Does anyone else do this? Not know what an ingredient really is, and forge ahead blindly? Yeah, that's how I roll. Erratically.