Sunday, October 08, 2006

What I did: AD LIB

So I just made a really yummy meal...I was trying to remember how to make tuna casserole, but I didn't want to use tuna, or mushrooms...

TTK said I should try to write it down, so here goes:

Thrown-together chicken casserole

1 lg can (12 oz.?) chunk chicken
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 bag egg noodles
1 can white hominy
1 can pinto beans (not refried!)
1/2 tsp or so Tarragon
1 tsp salt-free seasoning
pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese

An 8 x 8 brownie pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Cook your noodles until they are almost ready (you want them harder than al-dente, because they'll cook more in the casserole...)

While your noodles are cooking, open and drain your beans, hominy, and chunk chicken.
Dump 'em all into a sm bowl, and add the condensed soup and spices.
Dump your noodles into your colander, drain for a second, then dump them back into your pot.
Scrape the bowl of mixed chicken stuff into the noodles, and stir.
Dump the whole concoction into your pan, and cover the top liberally with the parmesan.

I use the 8 x 8 pan rather than the traditional bread-shaped one since you get more surface area for tasty cheese and toasty bits, plus you don't have to cook it forever--just until the cheese is browned. About 15 minutes.

Take out of the oven, being careful not to knock over your glass of milk all over the floor.

Eat! ...while watching anime, of course!

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