Monday, March 29, 2010

Creative Cooking

I always learn something about myself when I shop from my cupboards: I LOVE A CHALLENGE! I think I'm a challenge junkie because it kind of lights a creative fire under my otherwise lazy bum and I find that our food is just a little bit more interesting than on a planned week. Tonight's dinner started with these ingredients...



I cooked up the rice. I really wanted to use brown but didn't have the extra time so I used Jasmine....

doubled this white sauce recipe using whipping cream (I know, but it was SO good) and added 1 cup of cheddar to it....

Stir fried the mushrooms, broccoli and leftover chicken in a little butter....


Layered it in a casserole dish (rice-meat and veggies-sauce) and cooked it at 350 for 30 minutes.

It was yummy enough to have seconds and leftovers for tomorrows lunch.

Tomorrow we'll do blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Not too bad for pantry cooking.

6 comments:

Susan said...

not too bad at all. Great idea!

Ann said...

That looks great! I need to fix this, gives me inspiration to try something different!

Erin said...

You have much better stuff than I seem to start out with on a pantry week! That creation looks great!

Kathleen said...

Looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Sometimes I think we just need a little push to get the creative juices flowing. Your meal looks delicious!

CC said...

This looks simply delicious..I will be trying this one. Thanks for the idea..