Good Morning everyone. I am back with Menu Monday.
This week I have planned a few new things and some old standbys
Monday - Mongolian Beef, Broccoli and Rice
Tuesday - Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Wednesday - Brown Sugar Pork Chops, Italian Pasta Salad
Chicken/Dumplings Beef Stroganoff, Corn, Salad
Thursday - Rotel Quiche, Salad and Fruit
Did you notice I already scratched the Chicken and Dumplings?
Yep I ended up cooking them last night (Sunday). I don't know what I was thinking when I made the plans. We had Chicken from last week that I planned to turn into Dumplings but it wouldn't wait till Thursday.
It was one of those meals that I am crossing my fingers and saying a prayer. And thinking we'll love it or toss it. Sadly I have to admit this happens more often than not.
Dawng as I am writing this I am kicking myself in the ______
for not taking pictures along the process. Maybe next time!
I had intentionally decided on the Chicken/Dumplings for two
reasons. #1 I already mentioned it was leftover Chicken.
#2 I had cooked Pork Chops with Rice and Cream Gravy and Sweet Peas on Saturday night.
I kind of have a secret when I make C&D. I don't really have a recipe. I have eaten some amazing C&D's cooked by some amazing cooks but I never got a chance to get the recipe. I have had to come up with my own. My secret that works for us.
I use leftover Cream Gravy. I add the regular ingredients most people use Chicken Broth and Milk.
Here's the 'Winging It' part. I used all the milk last night in the gravy. And I didn't have any broth. I made a few adaptations.
I added this
Walked away and let it simmer a bit.