Monday, January 26, 2009

Dinner Time

Tonight I made dinner, which usually isn't anything to write a blog about, but tonight is special because the meal I made I semi invented it all by myself. I am not really a big experimenter in the kitchen, which is to say that I don't just start throwing stuff together and watch what happens. I always have a recipe and I follow it exactly (at least the first time). Tonight though was not the case and I wanted to share the amazing recipe with my readers (which I think is only about 2, so Chris and Kelly if you try it I hope you like it too).

A side note before I begin: When I said "semi" a minute ago what I meant was that I found a recipe on which gave me the idea for what I made, and I went from there.

My Recipe (Maybe we should call it, Pasta-Chicken-Vegi Goodness)

1ish pound of chicken
A smidge bit of vegetable oil (or other type of oil) for cooking chicken
1lb box of rotini pasta
1 bag of mixed vegetables, frozen(We used broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots since my kids like all of those)
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 ish can of milk (by can I mean use the soup can)
2 cups of cheese

Instructions for Cooking
1. Thaw chicken; While the chicken is thawing cook the pasta as directed on the box.
2. When the chicken is thawed cut chicken into cubes and cook in a skillet until about 3/4 of the chicken is cooked on the outside. Sprinkle pepper on the cooking chicken (as much as you want).
2.5 When the pasta has about 3 minutes left to cook pour the whole bag of mixed, frozen vegetables in to the pot with the pasta. Obviously stir. When the pasta is finished cooking drain the whole thing and set aside until the chicken is finished.
3. When 3/4 of the chicken is cooked on the outside pour the soup and milk in with it, into the skillet. (When I made mine I didn't drain any of the water out of the pan, so I just let it boil a little longer. Also, I mixed the soup and milk together before I poured it into the chicken)
4. Let the chicken/soup continue to cook for about 5 minutes on Med/High heat; until the chicken is finished or the soup isn't as thin. Stir regularly.
5. At 5 minutes dump the cheese into the chicken and stir until it is melted and mixed thoroughly. (Be careful here, the cheese might burn if you are stirring consistently)
6. When the chicken is finished and the cheese is melted pour the whole pan over the pasta and vegetables and mix together.
7. Serve.

The whole dish from start to finish maybe took 30 minutes and what is even better my kids LOVED it. (I don't know about Rob though he was out tonight)

Well, I am just so proud of my accomplishment tonight I had to tell someone. I hope that you think it sounds as yummy as I think it is and that you try it too. Enjoy!


Chris Salley said...

Suggestion: Invite us over for dinner next time you make it. :)

Kelly said...

I think this might sound like something I could actually do! :)