Thursday, August 23, 2012

seconds, anyone? thirds, perhaps?

<p>I don't like to cook. The mood never strikes me. </p>
<p>So anytime I can take a food prep shortcut, I'm interested. Moreover, when I take a shortcut, and it turns out this great, I am psyched!</p>
<p>The only thing I like about food is eating it. I'm sure this is the result of cultural and traditional influence. Americans spend the least amount of time preparing and consuming food in the world. I also grew up in a house with seven siblings, so Mom didn't have the time to spend on food prep (and I don't think she really enjoyed cooking).</p>
<p>A couple of weeks ago, Mom gave me a recipe for chicken pot pie cups (linked here) that I adapted to an even easier recipe. I didn't think they were gonna be as delicious as they are. I didn't season these at all, and, even though I have rather bland taste, I liked these as much as the recipe I've used in the past (linked here).</p>
<p>Tim was shocked that I cooked, and surprised at the outcome because I regularly fail in the kitchen. Seriously, one morning after I made him breakfast as a thank-you for working so hard to allow me to be a SAHM, he told me something to the effect of, &#8220;Katie, you don't have to make breakfast for me. I appreciate that you tried, though.&#8221; I asked him if it was that bad, and he asked if it would hurt my feelings if he didn't finish his food. I said no, and we laughed hysterically. He said maybe I could thank him with sex. I laughed even harder, and he left for work in tears (not the happy kind).</p>
<p>I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! By the way, I realize how much healthier this could be, but I don't really care. Ha!! :D</p>
1 can of homestyle biscuits (I love Pillsbury's)<br>
1 can of cream of chicken soup<br>
1 can of chicken (I love Hormel's)<br>
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
<p>Preheat the oven to 400&#176;.<br>
Split the biscuits in half, and gently spread them just enough to form a cup when placed in a muffin pan (I highly recommend stoneware for even cooking).<br>
Mix the chicken, vegetables, and soup in a large bowl and drop into the biscuit-lined cups.
Bake 17-20 minutes
Makes 16 cups