Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This may very well be the most confusing post that I've ever written

1) My children* are awake too late and now they're making fun of my inability to converse coherently with them at this late hour.
However, I will say that it is pretty nifty how they are able to interpret my odd hand movements to understand the words that I can't think of such as sandwich bag and refrigerator drawer. (must be seen to be fully appreciated)

2) Today it was my responsibility to bring sauce to go on the chicken Cordon Bleu for the Cub Scout's annual Blue and Gold banquet. This thing was going to be HUGE because 75 scouts, their parents and all the leaders were invited.
I made enough sauce to fill TWO crockpots clear to the rim. One other mom brought the same amount. As I was making the sauce, I thought "This is a lot of sauce" As I was very carefully carrying in the very warm crockpots filled to the brim with sauce and trying not to trip** on anything before I got to the table, I was thinking "This is a lot of sauce"
Loads of people showed up to this event and much food was eaten (this was a scouting event, these boys love to eat!)
Guess what, I was right, it was a lot of sauce, so much, in fact, that I brought home about half of what I made.
I have approximately 96 ounces of cream of chicken soup, sour cream with water and a dash of lemon juice mixture.
What on earth should I make with the remaining sauce/soup?

I thought about making funeral potatoes*** out of some of it (they also sent some left over baked potatoes home with us) but I'm out of corn flakes.
I just know that if I make multiple chicken and vegetable casseroles that we're going to get mighty tired of the sauce.
Can you think of any creative ideas to use these ingredients?

We have a lot of sauce.

3) One of the kids finished off the last of the spreadable butter, so now I have to go to Wal Mart**** tomorrow to buy some more.
I realize that this isn't really a problem that anyone can help me with, but I just needed to whine about it a little.

*Just the oldest two, one stayed up to watch the Olympics, and the other has spent the evening trying to coax back to life an old computer given to him by one of our kind neighbors earlier today.
**I have to admit that as I was carrying the two very heavy crockpots into the church (one at a time) while I was very worried about tripping or dropping the crockpot, I was also thinking "Wouldn't this make a funny blog post if I did fall flat on my face, spilling sauce everywhere?"
***If you've never heard of funeral potatoes, they're made with the above mentioned sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced potatoes all topped with corn flakes. Seriously, you can't forget the corn flakes, they're the best part!
They are called funeral potatoes,***** because they are commonly served at after-funeral luncheons in these parts, along with ham and jello salad.
****Not my favorite place to go, especially since I discovered the people of Wal mart website,****** and now I have to pay special attention to my appearance, lest I end up being publically humiliated when my photo ends up on their site. I am very sad that shopping in sweats is no longer an option for me.
*****They might also be called funeral potatoes because some variations of the recipe are so full of fat that if you eat enough of them, they will clog your arteries and you will die, and ironically, these potatoes will be served at your funeral. (they are rather tasty!)
******Have you been to this website? I never imagined that so many men went to the Mart of Wal dressed as women.


LisAway said...

No ideas for you, but I like how it sounded when you wrote "ham and jello salad". :) Mmmmmm.

Karen said...

I hope it's Ham......and jello salad, not ham-and-jello salad. And people of walmart website is hilarious. We laugh ourselves silly at work looking at those.

Katie said...

You could give some of it away. Anyone in your ward or neighborhood that could use a meal brought to them?

You could also freeze some for later.

sounds yummy!

Bonnie the Boss said...

As usual you made me giggle! Thanks!!!
Make a yummy chicken cordon blue soup.
Or freeze it in bags and use it for the next 10 years. I have never been to the people of walmart website. I am a bit frightened to find myself on there.

just call me jo said...

Do you have a dog?? I feed ours any concoction that I make more of than we care to eat. Of course, if it's too rich she pukes all over the yard, but...just suggesting.
I love funeral potatoes, but all that sauce made into fp's might ruin the thrill.
You could throw it down the disposal. I know it's wasteful, but some times ya gotta...

Jillybean said...

No, we don't have a dog and our disposal is currently broken.


The Boob Nazi said...

Too much is better than too little.

Jen said...

Buy those disposable lasagne pans, and make several pans of potatoes or a chicken veggie lasagne and freeze most of them so you don't have to get sick of it all right away.

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea that sauce was an assignment.

M-Cat said...

I got nothing for you and the sauce.
I would have dumped the whole thing after the banquet. I suck like that

Me said...

I have never seen that Walmart website...That was awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. And very educational. I had never heard about funeral potatoes or People of Walmart before. I am going to stay away from the artery-clogger potatoes but the Walmart website might become an addiction. Thanks for enriching my life so much today.
Elizasmom's mom

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, funeral potatoes. Almost makes me wish I knew someone who died. Or, rather, that someone I didn't know died and I were invited to eat lunch at the funeral (so I could just enjoy the food and not be sad).

I went to Walmart this morning and worried about being caught on film. :)

JustRandi said...

or... funeral potatoes because I could eat a whole pan BY MYSELF - - but then I'd definitely want to kill somebody.


that was kind of morbid for 8:30 am, wasn't it?

marythemom said...

I definitely vote for freezing it in smaller amounts so you can make funeral potatoes or anything else any time you want (and when you have the ingredients) and you don't get sick of it or have to be rolled to your funeral!

Mary in TX

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

I love your ** use all over the place!
If you still have sauce you could make a few casseroles and then give them away to folks in the neighborhood. Or freeze a few to help space out the sauce eating a bit. Thats hilarious that you have so much. I was just thinking of making funeral potatoes tomorrow. Mmmm.

Omgirl said...

Chicken enchiladas and chicken pillows both use that sauce.

Our blue and gold banquet had no banquet! Just ice cream. Lame.

Staci K. said...

Ham and Jello salad, interesting. :)

Annette Lyon said...

I've decided that your footnotes are just as interesting--if not more so--than the actual post!

M said...

personally, i like the "back boobs" the best. I think as long as your sweats are longer than your inner thighs and your not using the parking lot for, ahem, facilities, (yes, there was a picture of someone doing that), then sweats are a go!

And I'd comment on the sauce but I'm sure by now it's either been made, thrown away or devoured by mold.