Saturday, January 5, 2013
How many of us go to the grocery store to get one thing and end up coming out with that one thing? I do not know about you but I never seem to come out with the one item I was looking for! I always find something else that I think I must have. On Wednesday I put a roast beef in the crock pot and then realized I had no rice pilaf to go with it....no problem, I would pick up some when I took Landon and Kendall to get their hair cuts. But it was so cold that day that I just could not bring myself to get us all out and into the store when I could go home to my warm house. So I did something I seldom do when preparing a meal. I looked in my pantry and determined I would find something to use instead of rice pilaf. I came upon a box of mini pene and a can of golden mushroom soup. Would these two things work together to make a noodle dish? I boiled two cups of pasta, drained it and added my can of golden mushroom soup. I stirred in a bit of milk to make it creamier and then poured in into a small casserole dish. I added some grated cheese to the top and placed it in the oven at 350 for about twenty minutes. I have to say, it was mighty tasty with our beef, greenbeans and homemade bread. ( Ok...it was a loaf of Rhodes Bread, but I baked it at home.) It really encouraged me to be a little more adventurous in the kitchen. And I am doing a devotion on stewardship for our MOPs meeting on Friday so it gave me an illustration for that devotion as well!