I always have a bottle of wine around so this was an easy sauce for me…
wine (i usually use white)
thyme or rosemary
garlic (clove or powder)
1. saute mushrooms in oil with the garlic
2. when brown, add some wine (i put enough to cover the mushroom/make them float)
3. bring to a simmer
4. add a splashes of chicken stock
5. stir together, add a pad of butter to bring it all together
6. taste and season——add the herbs/salt/pepper
7. add cooked pasta right to the sauce and keep over the heat for a little bit to blend it all together
——- add some shake cheese if you please and enjoy :]
When I go shopping, I try to stock up as much as I can (a feat considering I like with 4 other students who try to do the same). The things I make sure I always have and what you should always have is:
- some frozen veggies
- boxed pastas
- canned veggies
- canned tomatoes
- olive oil
- whole grain bread
- frozen, breaded chicken strips (Perdue and Tyson are good brands)
with these, I’m set for a long time! These are also items that go on sale (usually you can find $1.00 sales on the frozen, boxed, and canned goods) I now like to get the individually packaged Kraft cheese (either the American or Cheddar) because it lasts for a loooonnngg time and I can use it in many ways. I also like to keep some shake parmesan cheese on hand.
Get creative with the chicken, you don’t need to eat it the standard way…dipped in sauce. Try turning it into chicken parm, or tossing it into a salad. Putting it into quesadillas and wraps are great too!
This was surprising good! I had a bunch of ingredients that I needed to use before they went bad so I through this together and will definitely make it again.
handful of frozen corn
handful of taco cheese
3 frozen, breaded chicken strips (I personally like Perdue Crispy Chicken Strips)
1 personal sized pizza crust
- pre-heat oven to cook chicken (see bag’s instructions)
- cut pizza crust into tiny triangles or squares
- drizzle the croutons with oil, salt, and garlic powder
- put into oven with chicken
- put handful of frozen corn in a pot that is filled with about half an inch of boiling water (enough for the corn to sit in)
- while everything is cooking, dice tomato and avocado
- toss with a little bit of oil and lime juice
- when everything is done cooking, mix it all together!
* my croutons didn’t get too crispy in the oven, so I put them under the broiler for a minute or two while I cut the chicken and the corn cooled down
* maybe try some hot sauce, or adding jalapeño pepper to it
* if you like cilantro and have access to some, try putting a handful of that into it!