So last night (yesterday afternoon) I sat on the couch thinking about a couple things.
1. If the cats did not look so comfy, I would sew some of those strips onto the those blocks...
2. If the cats did not look so comfy, I would run to the store to get some mushrooms.
3. If the cats did not look so comfy, I would start dinner.
Then I remembered (with a little help from the new kitchen cabinets) that I had a box of Imagine brand portobello mushroom soup (I was thinking that it might work in a recipe that called for cream of mushroom - it wouldn't it so does not have that gloppy consistency). I also made the initial purchase because it was dairy free.
Since it is dairy free (& I think gluten free) I was able to make chicken muchroom soup! (Remember the mushrooma above - back then I was gung-ho & thinking about home made cream of mushroom soup - at probably 100 times the calories.)
The night before, I roasted a chicken. (Roast it one day, eat is for several - works for me!)
My roasting method: Pre-heat the oven to 425 F, rinse the chicken & pat it dry, chop up potatoes, carrots, onion & a lemon, place the potaotes, carrots, & onion on the bottom of your roasting pan. stuff the bird with the cup up lemon, place the bird onto the vegetables. oil the bird & pepper it (You could use butter &/or salt at this time, I use pre-brined kosher birds, so I don't.) bake it for 1.5 hours...
So my "recipe"
empty the box of soup into a sauce pan.
chop up one chicken breast (you could do more)
heat through & serve!
I used the leftover chicken in a new (& exciting) way... I used a box of soup that was in the pantry! It took about 5 minutes total! All are good things in my book.
BTW That soup is pretty tasty & I make a lot of soups from scratch.