Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tasty Tuesday #1 -- Election Day Comfort Food

As I mentioned in this post, what I believe in causes me to be politically active. Today I'm out working the polls. The weather report predicts dry and unseasonably warm, for which I am grateful. But when my shifts are done, I'm going to come home tired and hungry, to an equally tired and hungry family. And ordering pizza is not in the budget. (Or that's what I tell them; I just don't like pizza that much.)

So what's to eat?

Creamed Chicken and Biscuits!

In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 c butter or margarine. Add 1 onion, chopped, and saute until tender and translucent. Stir in 1/2 c. flour*. Add 2c. chicken broth and 1c. milk. Stir until thickened. Add 1-2 cups chopped chicken. Heat through, season to taste, and serve with biscuits.

*This makes a medium thick sauce; you can adjust up or down to suit your tastes.

I intend to have the onion and butter waiting in the covered pan when I get home. The broth and milk will be in a glass measuring cup, ready to pop in the microwave. Did you know that sauces thicken almost instantly if you heat the liquid before adding it? And the meat will actually be turkey, left over from our last roasted one. I freeze it in quantities for this recipe, but you can even use canned. The biscuits? Well, I prefer homemade, but tonight they'll be from a can. (Some people are happy about that.)

The whole thing will be on the table in the time it takes the biscuits to bake. And however the election turns out, at least dinner will be something to be happy about.

( If you ready this post already, the butter amount has been updated. I typed from memory, and I'm not perfect ;-D )


Tracy said...

Did you know that sauces thicken almost instantly if you heat the liquid before adding it?

NO! I did not know this! And it will be such a help, especially with white sauce, etc. And this recipe looks like something my family would love.

I'll be voting this afternoon, then remembering that God is in control no matter what happens. Isn't that a lovely thought?

George said...

Wow, is it really that easy? I may actually try that.

Jen said...

That sounds delicious! We'll have to have that soon.