Oh, yeah, improvising. I missed you, improvising.
So, I made fried rice, tossed in a few stray spaghetti noodles, chopped stale peanuts, onions, scallions, cabbage, and tai fish sauce. Add an egg and some aging egg yolks, and we had a dinner. It worked, too.
I love leftover based cooking. It's like a crossword puzzle, only you get to eat your victory at the end.