Friday, January 16, 2009

Experiment turned GOOD

Dakota told me recently "Mom, do you know we eat the same stuff all the time?"

I responded (in a shocked voice) "Well no I didn't realize that since I feel like I am always trying to find NEW recipes....and by the way if you're not happy with my cooking, feel free to take over anytime!"

Of course THAT didn't happen! But I have been trying to change things up a bit more. My problem is I have two very picky people in the house so I am limited as to what they will eat. I have decided awhile back that I was just going to cook what I wanted to cook, within reason of course, and if they didn't like it they can fix themselves a sandwich.

Last night I had chicken I wanted to cook but very few other ingredients since I need to break down and go grocery shopping today - I couldn't find a recipe that I really liked. I decided to throw some things together. It turned out fantastic! Even Dakota loved it!
Here's what I threw together for this recipe -
2 chicken leg/thigh combos & 1 breast - cooked first then chopped up the meat
1 can of black beans - I drained the juice
1 can of stewed tomatoes - I didn't drain
1 box of Uncle Ben's mushroom & Herb wild rice - cooked this first and didn't drain the water that was left after cooking
2 boxes of Martha White corn muffin mix

Mixed everything together and poured the muffin mix on top. The muffin mix wasn't enough to cover the entire casserole but it was sufficient. I had to cook it longer than the box recommended for the cornbread - I think it was about 30-35 mins. As you can see, it made a lot! There are only 3 of us and we don't eat much so we will be eating on this for a few days! LOL

2 comments:

Ashleigh (mom2boys0406) said...

This sounds really good. I jotted the ingredients down and just may try this this weekend. I am sure I have everything you used..and if not..I may add/change a few ingredients of my own. =)

Thanks for sharing!

Rebekah said...

sounds good. Glad everyone liked it