Next week, Catherine will choose and make the new meal, and then Katie will do the same the following week.
That's the theory anyway.
I just haven't told the girls yet. But, as you can see, I have written it on my blog.
So there's no getting out of it for them. I'm good like that.
Yep? I thought you'd agree.
Aaanyway, last night's dinner was a variation on the Pioneer's Woman Chicken Spaghetti.
Ready for the oven.
I slow cooked a chicken, and used the meat from the whole chicken for this.
Into the bowl with all the roughly cut up meat, went:
tin of Cream of Chicken soup
tin of Cream of Mushroom soup
2 cups Chicken stock
2 cups grated cheese
1 red pepper, diced
Cooked (al dente) pasta.
The original recipe asked for spaghetti, broken up roughly into 2-inch pieces. I really don't know why pasta twists, or similar, were not used. I had a mixture last night, but I wouldn't bother with the breaking-up-of-the-spaghetti next time! It'll be the twists!
This is all mixed together, placed in the casserole dish, and sprinkled with more grated cheese.
Place in oven for 30-40 mins
I served this with home-made potato wedges.
The meal was more of a success than I'd thought. The Builder liked it, as did the Builder's Big Brother. And most of the kids liked it, although we did have the obligatory picking-out of 'undesirables' (peppers mostly!)
It's also possible to make this dish and freeze it. That's a real plus for me, and I definitely plan on doing this for when we have folk staying with us.
All in all - a very positive verdict.