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i had a plan when i went into the grocery to get completely different stuff than i actually did. the intent was beef stew meat, potatoes, carrots, because i have french bread from yesterday that i want to use, i wanted to do some sort of stew. As an impromptu i decided i felt more like chicken than beef, so i got some breasts with the intent of pan-searing. I decided that i wanted some cream of mushroom soup to put on top during phase 2 of cooking. i was looking for a vegetable and decided on asparagus because nothing else sounded good.

which is all fine and good, but the meal that i have in my head with those things is something that's best accompanied with rice rather than french bread. i want to use the bread because it'll go bad if i don't. it's a huge loaf that i intended on using for some other meal or snacky sort of thing that also fell apart. i don't even remember what happened there.

maybe instead of pan-searing the breasts whole, i'll cut it up into cubes, pan sear it in a wok instead of a frying pan, then simmer the cream of mushroom soup in it with some garlic and some canned corn that i think i have in my pantry. Then it'll be more of a soupy stewy thing that i can use the bread as an accompaniment. i probably should have gotten two cans of soup. that leaves the asparagus out to dry though.

maybe i'll just not put a lot of thought into it and make some mish-mashy sort of nonsense. i could do the original idea and just say "fuck it" and use the bread instead anyway, cut into smallish appetizer sized pieces. that's more cooking time but less work.

*or*, i *could* do the rice thing instead and steam the asparagus in the rice cooker with some tony's as an after-flavor, which would give the rice a bit of that flavor and then the chicken and etc. on top of it, save the bread for snacky tomorrow by going to the store and buying some cheese.

gosh i'm indecisive. i think that might win, though. that's definitely the least complicated of all of the options so far.


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Oct. 26th, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
i like to put campbells tomato soup into a soup bowl, put it in the microwave for 90 seconds, and then crumble mass crackers in it
Oct. 26th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
can you freeze the bread? it will never taste as good as the original, but at least it's there if the craving strikes!
I eat bread as dessert, so I'd still eat it, rice or no rice.
Oct. 26th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
i never thought of putting it in the freezer before. interesting idea. :)
Oct. 26th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
I eat good bread for dinner, alone - with butter or olive oil accompaniment.

Freezing is good, too as has been suggested above by our good friend Suz.
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