Saturday, December 1, 2012

Buying ahead, blogging ahead: BY #25 for Dec. 2

My BY for the day: Canned chicken

If I were adding anything to go along with this, it would be: Perhaps some of that bread that is hopefully stored in the freezer, or some of those crackers that were stored to go along with some of those cans of soup. Mini sandwiches of sorts... Or throw it in with some Ramen noodles if you have heat. Ah, gotta love options... )

What would you eat with your canned chicken? The more ideas the merrier...


ejemory said...

Chicken and dumplings! Of course, I would want it hot. I use a can of canned chicken, a can of carrots, a can of potatoes (ah, potatoes again!), a couple of cans of chicken broth and whatever else I feel like adding. I make dumplings and place on top of the boiling soup, 10 minutes uncovered and 10 minutes covered. Yum!

TM Frugal Gourmet said...

Ha ha!! I will hopefully be canning chicken here at home next week! Too funny. As you may rememember, I can a lot of our food to make sure we can eat it with out having things "added".
I can: chicken, turkey, pulled pork, stew meat, hamburger, etc.. that is all pressure canner stuff. I also make my own broths and can those as well.
So what to do with it? EASY!!!
Chicken salad (mayo, mustard, pickles)
Chicken gravy (make a cream of chicken soup basically)
Chicken soup
Chicken pot pie
BBQ Chicken pizza
Noodle casseroles
Baked potatoes topped with ranch, canned chicken and bacon (favorite around here!!)
Pockets (bread dough stuffed with meat, cheese, and sauce, sealed and baked)
Chicken and Dumplings

Lots of stuff.. :)

Marie said...

Ejemory--That sounds excellent--do you have a recipe for the dumplings? Looks like I should also try the canned carrots--we usually eat fresh around here, but that is not always an option in an emergency situation.

TM Frugal Gourmet--Wow, that is a lot of ideas--we've had chili on top of potatoes, but not the canned chicken, so that is definitely a possibility, especially with the ranch dressing, which is a favorite around here.

Thanks so much to both of you for your comments--I think I might have a two in a row BY just so I can post these ideas! They are much appreciated!


ejemory said...

My mom used Bisquick for her dumplings and that's what I used for a while. Then I found a recipe (and I am afraid I don't remember where) and found out I could do it for less money.
3 T shortening
1 1/2 c flour (one of the few times I prefer good old white all purpose flour)
2 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
3/4 c milk

Cut shortening into flour, baking powder, and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot meat or vegetables in boiling stew. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Enjoy.

You can substitute oil for the shortening, whole wheat flour for the white, and powdered milk for regular milk.

ejemory said...

Chicken and noodles. Homemade noodles aren't difficult, just a little time-consuming.

1 c flour (again I like white all purpose flour for this)
1 t salt
1 egg
Mix well together. Add cream or milk (or even water) a tablespoonful at a time until you have a fairly stiff dough. Knead several times till all ingredients are incorporated. Let dough rest for 10 minutes or so. If you plan to leave it for more than just a few minutes, cover with plastic wrap. Roll dough out thin and cut into strips. You can immediately cook them in boiling water or broth or you can thoroughly dry them and use them another time. Ok, I know what I'm making for dinner the next time I cook this week!

Marie said...

Ejemory--You are really improving this series--thanks so much for your comments! I am using them in a post again, because they will benefit everybody--thanks again!

ejemory said...

Glad to pass on a little info where I can! My Aunt Leila taught me noodle-making when I was about 14, along with bread and canning. I'm very grateful to her and my mom for putting up with my messes in the kitchen when I was learning.

Marie said...

Ejemory--It is wonderful info!Your mom and aunt sound like great people--thanks again!