Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Food in the cupboard.

We have been real blessed, God has really watched out for us in this time of need. Even though we have no money and haven't gotten any lately, food seems to make it on our plates.

What little money we have gotten, these last few months, I have gotten really good cheap deals on groceries (lots of free food w/ coupons). My sister Jen brought us some meat the other day which was so nice since all we had left was duck. So these last two days I have used what we have had in our kitchen and the meals have been nice and filling and also have made leftovers for Derek to take to work for lunch. I also had a WIC check that got us 2 gls of milk, 2 lbs cheese, and 2 boxes of cereal, so this is helping also.

We are down to the bare essentials, but can I tell you that I love when you have nothing and it seems you can still make a dinner. I don't know much about the bible ,but i do remember a few things and it reminds me of the story where Jesus passed out the bread and fish and it was enough food to feed the crowd. God is really good and he is feeding us with what little we have and we have not gone hungry.

I made a great dinner tonight with just what we have in the house. I used things that I would not have thought to put together.
So it started today with searching the web for a recipe with chicken and cream of celery (things I had). I found this Chicken Stuff. I did make some changes with the reviews I read. Here is what i made, my version.

~1 lb chicken, shredded
~1 (7 ounce) package corn muffin mix
~2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup (this is all I had, I did not have cream of chicken, but if you did you could use 1 can of each)
~Tony's Creole seasoning, or salt and pepper
~1 C shredded cheddar cheese
~small bag frozen petite peas (you could use broccoli too)

~In an 8x8 pan (NOT muffin tins), prepare muffin mix according to package directions.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
~In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, veggie, soups, salt and pepper and mix well.
~Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and crumble baked muffin mix on top.
~Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

This had mixed reviews so I wasn't sure how it would be but let me tell you is was very yummy and simple to make.

I hope this story gives you some encouragement when you are in a time of need, everyday I amazed by what we have made it through since December.


Kimi said...

I'm so glad that God is showing himself to you in your time of need. He is so good! The meal sounds good and I may have to try it.
You should talk to Beth about 'living thin', I know she has lots of tips on living on only a little.

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