Saturday, March 15, 2008

.... Its Whats For Dinner

I discovered the most awesome website on the planet while reading Island Baby's blog, the other day. I am one of those people who stands in front of the fridge or pantry for minutes on end, sighing and saying, "hmmmmmm....." while I try to figure out what the heck I am going to make for dinner. I didn't really realize I did this until Gracie, only 18 months old at the time, opened up the pantry and stood there saying, "hmmmmmm....." Marisa-style.

Well, no more! Now whenever I open the pantry or fridge, it will be to check for ingredients that I can plug into CookingByNumbers.com (aka the most awesome website on the planet-- I kid you not) to come up with recipes involving only the items I have on hand.

I tried it out tonight when I was at a serious loss about what to make for dinner. Then I pulled out my darling little casserole dish, threw in the ingredients and VOILA!! Chicken and Potato Pie!

Gracie, Annelie and I gobbled it up in no time, as it was just delicious (Will is a vegetarian, so he was on his own for dinner tonight!!-- Actually he works the late shift, so he wasn't even home, anyway).

Here is what I did to make a fabulous dinner. I kind of embellished the recipe a little, in order to get more veggies in.

Ingredients:

One chicken breast, grilled in olive oil and garlic
Two large potatoes, peeled and grated
One medium onion, grated
Two large carrots, grated
Cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients, except for the cheese, in a casserole dish. Bake one hour. Sprinkle cheese over top, bake until melted.

Serve.

Mmmmmm... total comfort food!

And did you notice my adorable turtle potholder/trivet?

That was a birthday treat for myself, which I bought from BeanPickleSprout

13 comments:

New England Quilter said...

Mmmm ... sounds yummy!

Karen Erickson said...

Sounds delicious -- and easy. Two of my favorite things! LOL

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Thanks for sharing the Cooking By Numbers website...I'm sure I'll use it often. :o)

Nikki said...

I will be checking this site out, sounds great! I am a huge fan of beanpicklesprout! I have a clutch from her shop that I got for Christmas from my Secret Santa.

Constant Dreamer said...

Thanks for the link! One of my endless missions is figuring out what to make for dinner and planning meals for grocery shopping. Nice taste in cookware, by the way. :)

idyll hands said...

Ooooh, I love your pot holder! I've been eyeing her site but just have not purchased one yet. Love your casserole too.

blazedanielle said...

This looks delicious! I love your heart shaped dish! :) Beautiful!

Hey Harriet said...

Yum! That looks so good! I love comfort food. Thanks heaps for sharing that website :)

~Stella said...

Thanks for Cooking By Numbers! That's something I will definitely use.

I love your heart shaped Crueset put and your turtle trivet!

Diana said...

Thanks for the link to helping out with dinner. Your dinner sounds yummy. It's only 9:00 am and I could eat it now! That turtle is darling too.

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

haha i totally have a turtle potholder hearted too! :) uber-cute!
is that le creuset *sigh* soo jealous. your dinner looks delish :)

GrayEyedScorpio said...

That sounds like a great recipe! I'm going to give it a try.

ArtsyChaos said...

Cool ! Thanks for the cooking link. I'm afraid I peer into the cupboards with horror most days wondering what I can create for my large family.

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