Monday, October 19, 2009

what's for dinner?

My oh my.

Remind me the next time I start thinking that I am The Next Food Network Star that I AM NOT The Next Food Network Star. Remind me that even though Paula Dean can throw a bunch of random stuff into a crockpot/dish/bowl/oven/whatever and it turns into a culinary delight with no recipe....I am not Paula Dean and I can not.

It started out innocently enough. We are down to the bare bones of a pantry and fridge and I wasn't in the mood to make ANOTHER weekly menu plan and then the grocery list of things needed to make that weekly menu plan work. It basically boils down to the fact that today I was lazy. The laziness brought about a confidence in myself and my ability to "wing it" in the kitchen that quite frankly I am ashamed of at this moment. If I had only known the outcome, would I have bucked up and made a trip to the store? Yeah, I don't know.

Anyway, here is the recipe. Please, please, please DO NOT attempt this at home. Your tastebuds will thank me.


the leftover frozen chicken pieces from the bag in your freezer
one can of cheddar cheese soup (gross)
one can cream of chicken soup
some garlic powder
bacon (I really thought this would be my defining moment as a cook....not so much)
a can of mushrooms (what.was.I.thinking?)


Put all the above ingredients in a crockpot and let cook for a long time. It will basically turn into a very soupy yellowish orange mixture. Don't worry, it tastes almost as good as it looks. Serve this over rice and then basically eat ONLY the rice because, well people I am NO Paula Dean.


  1. That is hilarious!!! You may not be Paula Dean, but you are perfectly Jen.

  2. I am laughing out loud....I miss you sister Jen!

  3. That's awesome. You are so freaking hilarious.

  4. Hope Shawn took you out to eat!