This dinner, as is most stir fry's, an example of not having a plan but not wanting to go out either. At first we were going to do something boring but my wife came up with the idea of using the tofu we had. My usual stir-fry is to just add some soy sauce, sesame oil and maybe a little rice vinegar but she said there was some orange marmalade in the fridge and could I come up with something using that? Always up for a challenge I said yes then started the thinking process. Would and orange-peanut sauce be good? I've made one before using OJ which just slightly flavors it. I thought combining PB and Orange Marmalade might be two strong tastes competing with each other so that option went out the window.
After a few minutes of mental wrangling, I decided to do and orange-ginger sauce with some soy but alas, the ginger was bad! Now what? I didn't have a recipe in mind so I just started putting things together that I thought would be good. The final sauce was soy, orange marmalade, sesame oil, garlic and rice wine with maybe a few other things thrown in. I stirred in some corn starch for thickening then went about making a regular stir-fry.
My point is, sometimes when you just make something up on the fly you end up with a delicious dinner that just kind of "comes together". So be adventurous, be bold, and make something up from just whatever you happen to have on hand.