Wednesday, December 5, 2007

WFMW - The "I Have A Headache and the Cupboards Are Bare" Dinner

Time for Works for me Wednesday again and Shannon challenged us with this, "It's 5:15pm, the kids are hungry, you have a headache, hubby is almost home, and the pantry has three things in it. What is you BEST last-minute meal recipe?"

Well if you read my last post you know that at least one of my children isn't all that hungry and wouldn't have anything to do with what was left in the pantry unless it was cheese or sugar. But the other one does get hungry and so does Husband.

I usually have some variation of the following lurking in my pantry and frig so this is my answer to the above question. Yeah, I know it's more than three ingredients but if all you have is chicken, noodles (any kind) and broth it still works and fills those hungry tummies. Any kind of vegie frozen or fresh will work too. I also use this one in my crock pot on days when I have to leave early and won't be home until 5:15 (headache or not).


2 frozen boneless-skinless chicken breasts

3/4 Cup sliced carrots

3/4 Cup chopped celery

1/2 Cup chopped onion (I like to use the frozen, already chopped kind)

1/2 -16oz. package of egg noodles cooked (set aside in ziploc bag and refrigerate)

4 Cups chicken broth

2 Cups water

1 packet of dry chicken gravy mix

salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients except noodles in large pot on the stove and turn it on. When ready to serve take out chicken breasts and cut up. Return chicken to pot and add noodles. YUMMY!

If I have the ingredients I will also whip up a batch of biscuits to go with the soup. This is a remarkably simple meal and very satisfying.

Be sure to join me for The Cookie (Recipe) Exchange carnival that I'm hosting here on December 14th. Click here for more info. And don't forget to visit Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer for more great last minute recipes!


Sarah said...

Great idea! I have a picky eater, too; what is it with the cheese? She would eat it for Breakfast lunch and dinner if I let her!

Lady Why said...

That sounds really delicious!

The Preacher's Wife said...

chicken noodle is the best...sounds like a great recipe :)