Friday, October 31, 2008

Cooking Fun - Part 1

I made Chicken and Rice Casserole for dinner tonight.
Ok, so what else is new?
No, see, I had fun making it :) I decided to play around with my camera while I was doing my cooking, and thought it would be fun to let you watch me cook (ok, I had the whole blog idea before I grabbed the camera...).

First off, the recipe calls for a can of Cream Of Mushroom Soup. I used up my last can several meals ago, and have since made a "Cream of Whatever Soup" mix. It's pretty nifty.
See? I even put the mixing directions right
on the container so I know what to do.
This is what the mix looks like:
(I think I made 1/2 recipe of the mix, so it's not much.
I wanted to try it before making a whole recipe)

Okey-dokey. So we know that we're making "Cream of Mushroom Soup"... this is just a generic soup mix, so we'll pretend it has mushrooms in it.

I used my nifty little pan for mixing this, it's just the right size.
Here I've stirred the powder and water together:

Now you cook and stir, cook and stir,
until it boils and gets thick.

Ok, now the "cream of" soup is thickened (it's still runnier than the canned stuff, but you're also supposed to let it cool before you use it - I don't see the point in it, at least for this recipe). Time to gather the rest of the ingredients.

Clockwise from top:
Rice, 4 Skinless Chicken Thighs (skinned 'em myself!),
Pepper, Paprika, Water,
and center stage is the fresh-made Cream Soup!

And now, ladies and gentlemen, time for Intermission while I go put together the 2nd half of my cookin' show!! I would do it all in one post, but they only let you put in 5 pictures at a time... Sad :( So go grab some popcorn and a drink, and be back before the lights blink.


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

You are hilarious!! This is fun! I just love your blog. I will be back for part two as soon as I finish this comment and scroll my mouse up there!

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Which cream soup mix recipe did you use? I've been wanting to make this for a while and am hunting down a TNT recipe. :)

Love your blog ... it's inspiring me to revisit some of the things I used to do and have gotten lazy about recently. Thanks!