Doodle Bug (minikin) wrote,
Doodle Bug

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It started out life planning to be chicken tetrazini, and can you do that without fresh mushrooms or sour cream?

So, butter, white onion, boneless thighs cut into bite sized pieces. Sauté then simmer to fully cook the chicken. Seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper and oregano.

Stir in condensed cream of chicken soup. (I didn't even have a can of cream of mushroom -- the house is currently fungus-free.)

Stir in Rotel tomatoes.

The plan was to put that on the back burner, boil spaghetti noodles on the front burner, combine and bake. And, the only cheese left in the house is grated swiss, and whatever's left in the bottom of the Parmesan shaker. Wasn't sure which cheese I would have topped it with.

Then, I got ... mm ... adventurous? lazy? playful?

Looked for orzo -- oops, none left, but hey, there's barley.

Isn't that for beef? oh, what the heck. Added water to the chicken mixure, brought it to a boil, and found out there was hardly any barley left.

So then it just got weird. Added a dollop of Uncle Ben's quick cooking brown rice. Didn't even measure. Reduced heat, stirred a ton to try to prevent sticking, and now it's simmering, covered.

What if it does taste good? I'll never be able to reproduce it.

Wonder if it should have cheese, anyway. And would it be over the top to add cheese by crumbling chessy doritoes on the top?

But hey, I've washed *all* the leftover containers, and the pieces that go with the blender and a sports bottle that were already clean, and all the tops. And the spoon rest, which is back in service.

And all the crystal.

Looks like I could wash everything else, at this point. There's time and counter space, and I've gotten the dinner-thing made, so nothing else critical before I leave for bowling tonight.


I may even have time to write after the dishes are done.

Oh, wait, also gotta pack the car: the boys are flying into Louisville, and we're spending the night before we head home.

Hmm... Sydb, Wolf, think there'll be time for a game? I'd *lurv* to play The Works with y'all, and the boys like that game... We could play to a reduced number of points?

Okay SO in a good mood right now. And listening to Paul Simon doesn't hurt. :)

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