Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dinner in a pinch

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Last night I came home from work and realized I forgot to take some meat out of the freezer for dinner so I was forced to be creative with what I could find in the fridge and pantry. I was surprised that I was able to make this yummy pasta!
Notice the 3 types of pasta? That's because I had a little bit left of each kind but not enough of each to use only one of them.

Here's how I made this (sorry I don't measure anything). I sauteed 1 diced onion. Added some left over cut up chicken breasts from the night before. Threw in a can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup. Added some white wine and chicken broth to thin it out. Steamed some broccolini and added that. Tossed in the cooked pasta. Seasoned with some salt, fresh ground pepper and red crushed pepper and tossed in some Parmesan cheese. Topped off with some fresh parsley. It was easy and so good. I'm going to be making this again!

23 comments:

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Cindy - that pasta looks delicious! Isn't it fun to be creative in the kitchen? Sometimes those are the best meals. Thanks for stopping by my open house!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Those are our favorite kinds of meals, a little bit of this and a little bit of that leftover!

Thanks for sharing!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Wow Cindy! That looks and sounds wonderful! I will have to give this on a try! THanks so much for sharing!

Your home is more gorgeous every time I visit you! magazine worthy!

Hugs,
Amy

sewinstuff said...

Hi Cindy
I think your home and blog are beautiful.
I am prettty new to blogging and am having a good time networking with others.
Your dinner looks yummy. It made me smile because I am know as "The Cupboard Queen" I hate going to the store so I will do anything to avoid it, and have come up with some pretty good stuff. My Husband takes leftovers to work for lunch and will often times share and his co worker says"I guess we will never get this again?" because I never write down what I have done.
Thank you for sharing
BettyJo

sewinstuff said...

Hi Cindy
I think your home and blog are beautiful.
I am prettty new to blogging and am having a good time networking with others.
Your dinner looks yummy. It made me smile because I am know as "The Cupboard Queen" I hate going to the store so I will do anything to avoid it, and have come up with some pretty good stuff. My Husband takes leftovers to work for lunch and will often times share and his co worker says"I guess we will never get this again?" because I never write down what I have done.
Thank you for sharing
BettyJo

Vee said...

Necessity, the clever Mother of Invention strikes yet again. Aren't women amazing?

Cindy Roberts said...

Yum! I'll have to try your recipe. My kids will love it!

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

That meal looks delicious, plus it was both fast and economical! That's a real win-win situation as far as I am concerned.

Marilyn

Nan said...

Stop, you're making me hungry. LOL Looks pretty tasty.
Nan

Janet said...

Sometimes he simplest things are the best. Looks yummy and a good "go to" meal for leftover chicken of all sorts (or Turkey if we hadn't just all thrown out the last scraps)

Mary said...

Oooh, that sounds delicious! I love how you have several different pasta shapes in there -- it looks so good!
xoxo,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Now I'm hungry. I'll have to see if I have some of these ingredients when I get home since my husband has to work late tonight. Looks so delicious.

Rosemary said...

Sounds good to me Cindy!
I love those kinds of creative dinners.
Rosemary

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

This sounds terrific! My guys love the meals that I make on the fly with a little of this and a little of that better than the ones I toil over. I'm tucking this idea in the back of my head, thanks for the idea :)

Hugs,
Dena

Katrina said...

That looks delicious! I will be trying that one!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks so warm and inviting on a cold winter evening! Those are my favorite kind of meals...
Penny

julia said...

cindy
Yum!Yum! Looks good and sounds easy. I think I’ll try your recipe tomorrow. I have left over chicken from tonight. Oh and what a beautiful presentation.
julia

Cottage Contessa said...

I like the flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants style of cooking! Sounds like me lol. I love pasta and could happily eat that everyday I believe!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

The Rose Room said...

Yum, I love pasta,especially made from a little bit of this and a little bit of that!

bj said...

Ummm, this sounds great and looks beautiful! I'll be trying this recipe, too.!
bj

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

I imagine it tastes as good as it looks! Love the idea of all the different pastas.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I knew there was a reason why I should save all my small amounts of pasta.I looks yummy!
ginger

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hi Cindy! I KNOW that meal is delicious because I make it with spinach (the creamy one but I don't know if you have that in the States). Is broccolini the same as broccoli? Never heard of it here in the Netherlands...
Have a nice weekend!
Elizabeth