Today I will do my favorite thing . . . tell on one of my kids!
I received a text from my son telling me he and his girlfriend would be there for dinner a few hours later. The only thing thawed out was one cooked chicken breast. How would that feed four people?
“Chicken à la King”
I shredded the chicken breast and made “Chicken A La King.” I have made this dish before and he didn’t like it. Once when I made it, I called it “Chicken and Gravy.” He still wouldn’t eat it.
This time, I said, “You like beef stroganoff, this is chicken stroganoff.” He had three helpings!
Renaming a dish does not always work. David’s grandmother tried to get his sister to eat rice by calling it “Shredded Pizza.” I guess you have to choose a name that is close to what you are serving. “Shredded Pizza” would have shredded pizza crust, not rice.
Anyway, my tip for the day is to rename a dish your child refuses to eat. I don’t have a picture because I finished it off for lunch. (Sorry.) But you can see what the first step looks like above.
Chicken à la King
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1-1/2 Cup Milk
- 1-1/4 Cup Turkey or Chicken Broth
- 1 Can Mushrooms
- 1 Cooked Chicken Breast, Shredded
- 6 Cooked and Mashed Potatoes
Melt butter; blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk, broth, and liquid from the can of mushrooms. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and chicken; heat through. Serve over mashed potatoes.
Rename it “Chicken Stroganoff!”
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