My recipe for this week is a throw it all in a pot until something works recipe.
When you're a decent cook, you get complacent, even a little cocky. Isn't that always a prescription for disaster?
Jim wasn't home for dinner on Wednesday and had to work late on Thursday this week because of Parent Conferences. For Wednesday's dinner, I decided to make a hamburger stroganoffish like dish. Jim's not crazy about it, but I like it, and even better, it's easy. I browned a pound of ground beef with some onions, added some worcestershire sauce, cream of mushroom soup, mushrooms and beef base. I also made a pot of rice to go with it. Sometimes I'll use chicken broth; sometimes I add a little chicken base. This time it was chicken base.
I don't know what happened. I threw it all together pretty quickly while also playing with Sera. But when Sera and I sat down to eat, she put one bite in her mouth and looked at me like I was trying to kill her. I grabbed a napkin and caught the food before she spit it completely out. I took a bite from my plate to see what was wrong. Holey Moley! It was salty enough to kill a person. I'm wondering if I lost track and added the base twice? Dinner became PB&J sandwiches.
Not willing to throw away a pound of ground beef, I packed it up and put it in the fridge.
My thought was to turn it into vegetable soup. When I went to start dinner yesterday, I looked in the frig, pantry, and freezer. The only vegetables I could find was one can of cream-style corn. (It's time to go shopping!) That's okay, I'll make a chili out of it. No tomatoes. Though I did find one can of Ro-tel and some tomato sauce. Hmm....
Okay, I'll work with what I have. I pulled out my beautiful Le Creuset pot. In went the Ro-tel, in went the tomato sauce and the creamed corn. Oh, look...there are some kidney beans. They went in, too. Add one tomato can full of water, and heat.
It was delicious. I call it....
Are you ready?
Mommy tried to kill us with salt, so she had to come up with something else Potluck.
Feel free to come up with your own name, if you're brave enough to try it.
Be sure to visit the Favorite Ingredients Friday home to find more great recipes!
Past FIF recipes:
Amish Friendship Bread
Ice Cream in a Bag
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake
Pasta, Pesto, and Peas
Basic Beef Starter, Plus
Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits
Greatest Hits: Enchiladas de Pollo and Old-fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge
Almost Cabbage Rolls
German Chocolate Pie
Carne Asada & Sour Cream Tortilla Casserole
Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes
Vegetable Beef Soup
Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Raspberry Pie & White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie
Lazy Man's Lasagna & Apple Cake
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Jim's Favorite Jelly Cookie
Eye of Round Roast
Mozzarella & Tomato Sandwich
Marcia's Taco Soup
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Cajun Baked Catfish
Jim's Snickers Pancake
Grilled Meats and Vegetables over Saffron Orzo
Crockpot Red Beans
Better Than Almost Anything Cake
Enchiladas de Pollo
Croissant French Toast
Sloppy Joe, Mac 'n Cheese Casserole
Baked Bean & Burger Casserole
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Sausage con Queso and Ro-tel Cheese Dip
Blueberry Multigrain Coffeecake
Old-Time Beef Stew
White Chocolate Snack Mix
Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Soup
Best Bundt Cake Ever
Hot Dog Casserole
Chicken & Rice
Peanut Butter Fudge
Omelets in a Bag
Pulled Pork BBQ