Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Comfort Food-Inspired Dinner

I'm getting ready for a craft show this weekend, but with all the eating out I've been doing lately, I wanted to make something simple, but tasty. I decided to try one of those recipes on the sides of the Campbell's Soup cans I always see. This is the chicken and rice bake - recipe on the Cream of Chicken soup can:

You stir the soup with water, rice and onion powder, then top with the chicken, then bake for 45 minutes. How simple is that? It was a real crowd-pleaser too...or an SO-pleaser, since I just cooked for two. I just served the chicken and rice with frozen, mixed veggies. I think the meal took about 10 minutes prep time total. per request of my SO, this one's going in the regular rotation.

I don't know why, but I also decided to make sugar cookies...from scratch. I used a Fanny Farmer recipe to make these:

They didn't really flatten and smooth out quite like I thought they would, but they were darn tasty! Looks can only count so much...as long as it tastes good, I don't care!


jilly said...

I tried to make something like this at my sister's house when I was house sitting there this winter and it did NOT turn out very good. Can still not figure out what I did wrong. But that looks good!

Shopaholic D said...

Which did you try? The chicken dinner or the sugar cookies?

:) D

bitterbabe said...

mmmm looks so good! I love recipes that come with food!

Shopaholic D said...

Yup, bitterbabe...based on the turnout of this recipe, I think I'll be trying lots more in the future!

:) D

JJ said...

Just a tip: If you'd like rounder, flatter cookies (though yours are fab), simply roll dough into balls and place on sheet. Take a slightly damp paper towel and cover the bottom of a drinking glass. Gently press dough until flattened but still thick. Just a good muush. Redampen paper to prevent sticking. My great-grandmother taught me this; works like a charm. :)

Shopaholic D said...

Hey JJ,

Thanks for the tip! Ill have to try that one out...I was being pretty lazy the night I made these babies, so I'm not sure I would have had the patience, but definitely next time, I'll try your family trick!

:) D