Repurposing Dinner + Dinner Tonight!

First, put all of your Yoplait Whips! yogurts in the freezer right now. Wait a while, and then eat it when it’s only slightly frozen for perfect fro-yo consistency.

Second, eat it.

Snack time

Remember when I made Impromptu Chicken Noodle Soup? I had so many leftover noodles!

Chicken Noodle Soup RecipeHow do you repurpose whole wheat egg noodles?

Well, first, you have to use the leftovers from your recent Taco Salad recipe.

Noodles beans tomatoes and spicesEgg noodles, dark red kidney beans and tomatoes as well as some Cajun spice, black pepper and Parmesan cheese adds up to a seriously awesome lunch combo.

DinnerUnfortunately, this little noodle bowl is not going to tide me over while I spend ALL DAY on campus tomorrow.

Oh, no, no! I am going to need far more food.

Shae’s Lunch (much like the blog post of the similar name: Husband’s Lunch)

sack lunch ideaslunch timeSince I will probably be on campus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I needed to pack breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast: Oats ‘n Honey
Snack: Chocolate Yogurt
Lunch: Noodles!
Snack: Peaches
Dinner: Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup

And I promised a recipe…

Crock Pot Chicken Barley Stew

  • 3 large  carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium  stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 large  onion, chopped
  • 2   bone-in chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pound), skin removed
  • 3 cups  water
  • 2 cups chicken broth (from 32-ounces carton)
  • 3/4 cup  uncooked medium pearled barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon  pepper
  • 1 can  diced tomatoes, undrained (14.5 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme leave

In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place carrots, celery and onion. Place chicken breasts on vegetables. Add remaining ingredients except parsley and thyme.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove meat from bones and chop into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces; discard bones.

Stir chicken, parsley and thyme into stew. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until chicken is thoroughly heated.

Problem: Not a whole lot of flavor… I think the spices should have been added in before the cooking was over.

I’m quite sad.

It looks very pretty, though, doesn’t it?

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