This Sunday I knew I wasn't going to be cooking for a crowd, namely, my family of seven. Wayne was coming home from Louisiana. Tru was in Logan. Addison was in Ogden. Landon was in Salt Lake. I thought it was just going to be Monson and Laila .... so....
I threw a few chicken breasts in the crock pot with seasonings to make a sauce and knew I could cook up some rice after church and call it good.
When I got home from church, my whole family was there!
....I immediately thought of the paltry amount of chicken I had chunked up for the crock pot, and figured I better come up with something and do it quick, or it would be cold cereal again for these boys.
My boys are okay with cold cereal, but after a week of eating it for almost every meal while away, they want a home cooked meal when they return.
Now I'm no Si....
We all know my foodie friend who can turn a piece of meat into Beef Bourginione (spelling?) at the drop of a hat....
But I fed the masses and it felt almost biblical.
I added to the sauce of the chicken. Cooked up mounds of rice. Threw some instant mash potatoes together. Created some quick dressing. Heated up a veggie. Threw some bread and butter and tomatoes on the table....and we had a feast.
The boys kept scooping food onto their plates, seconds and thirds actually. The food just kept coming, AND you would have thought I was a fantastic cook. The compliments were flying.
We never ran out and I even had left overs to send home with Landon.
So Julia Child-- eat your heart out.
Thank goodness for poor college food. IT makes what I serve up taste so much better.