I love cooking. I find it somewhat therapeutic. But ever since John was born, I have found it really hard to cook as much as I want to. I am usually exhausted by the end of the day and at least two of my children generally have a meltdown around 5:00. We call this the "witching hour."
So I have been trying to use my crock pot more often as a way to combat this dilemma. The other day I planned to make this really yummy
and healthy creamy chicken dish in the crock pot. This recipe is super easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.
The recipes calls for:
boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 packet of Lipton's dry french onion soup mix
1 cup of sour cream
When I went to the pantry to gather the ingredients I found the following:
1 can cream of mushroom soup
I probably should have double checked my inventory before making this particular dinner plan. Since I knew my family would be expecting dinner that evening and I had pulled the 'I'm too tired to cook, let's get take out" card the previous night. So I improvised.
I used 1 package of bone-in, skinless chicken thighs, 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 can of cream of celery, 1 package dry brown gravy mix and 1 cup of plain yogurt.
This was either going to turn out really good or really disgusting. And since there was no back up plan, if it turn out to be really disgusting we were going to be SOL for the second night in a row!
Luckily it turned out pretty good. Not as good as the original, but I am the only one that noticed. Brad, the girls and even John ate it up!
So let this be a lesson to you: You can only "go to" your favorite recipes if you remember to restock the staples!