Sunday, November 4, 2012

Don't mess with the PINS!

I love Pinterest. We all know this....

But one of my biggest pet peeves is when an pin's caption claims it's something it's not. I guess I really should click through before repinning anything....but really, who has time for that?!

So the other day while I was looking for recipe ideas for the week, I came across 2 yummy crock-pot, comfort food, awesome-sounding recipes with pictures that were both drool-inducing.

This was Picture# 1:
Creamy Chicken and Noodles! Yum!!
This recipe was from a site called Going Jane (you can find the full recipe here).

This was Picture #2:

"Italian Chicken" (well, theoretically)
So both sound awesome! And similar and easy....right up my alley.

So I finally decide on the Italian chicken. I buy the ingredients listed in the Pin caption, get up this morning, click to the recipe to start cooking, and find this. "White Cheddar Chicken & Pasta". Well hell. That sounds AMAZING, but I don't have the ingredients, nor is it a crock pot recipe and I've got stuff to do today!!!

So why am I bitching and moaning about this? Because this is one of my biggest pet peeves....

It's just rude.
And more importantly, it screws up slackers like me who don't click through every single pin.

Anyway, enough bitching....I still had to do something for dinner, so I sorta kinda combined the 2 recipes and came up with the following:


1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (uncooked)
8oz. cream cheese (room temp. is easier)
1 packet Italian dressing seasoning
2 cans cream of chicken soup (I use the Campbells Healthy Request for the slightly less calories)
4 cups chicken stock (i ran out of chicken stock, so i actually used corn stock I had in the freezer)
8 oz egg noodles (uncooked)

It was so simple....combine all the ingredients except for the chicken & noodles. Either whisk or mix with a fork to try to combine everything as much as possible.

Add chicken (washed) and set crock pot to low for 8 hours.

After 7 hours (or longer if you're not ready to eat), take the chicken out and shred it and return it to the pot. I also used this time to taste it and add a little bit more seasoning -- a threw in a little pepper, garlic powder, cayenne (because I add cayenne to EVERYTHING now), basil & oregano.

Add the noodles and let cook for about 20 minutes or until done (don't let them go too long or they'll get mushy).

When it was done, I poured it into a casserole dish to try to keep the noodles from cooking any more and getting all mush.

Ok, so it's kind of a sucky picture, but it was cold-night comfort food yummy - and most importantly, it was EASY! Trust me on this one..... :)
Next time, when I have more time, I'm totally making that "White Cheddar Chicken & Pasta" because that sounded AWESOME too! :)

1 comment:

  1. Keep forgetting I own a crockpot--used to love it! Never tried any pasta crockpot recipes though!