Thursday, September 10, 2009

Baked Pasta with Chicken and Veg.

This is the story of two kinds of canned milk and how never ever to use them.

Key Lime Pie by ng @ Whats for Dinner?
What happens if you make Key Lime pie with evaporated milk when your recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk? A friend of mine tried it yesterday and sadly it did not come out well. Too bad, because that person (who is still nameless) makes great pie!

It got me thinking about evaporated milk. My whole life there has been an opened can in my parents frig waiting for my father's morning cup of coffee. What I just learned is that his 'can milk' habit was inhered from his mother. My Grandma puts it in coffee, mash, mac and cheese and just about everything else she makes. What if one day I stared to cook with it? Maybe I would use cream of mushroom soup or broccoli and cheese too! Worried about my fate I decided to make an anti-can pasta bake.

Chicken and Veg by ng @ Whats for Dinner?Take:

1 leek sliced
2 cups mushrooms sliced
2 chicken breast (optional)
2 bay leaves
fresh thyme

Cook until the mushrooms stop giving off water.


1 broccoli crown chopped

Cook for 3 more min. Remove the veg and return the pan back the heat and start the rue.

2 Tbs butter into the pan and let melt
2 Tbs flour stir into the butter for about 1 min
Finish with
2 cups of milk stirring until thick ( I also added mustard and nutmeg at this point)

Salt and Pepper


Everything together with 3 cups cooked pasta. Top with cheese and into the oven (200c) for 20 min.

Baked Pasta with Chicken and Veg by ng @ Whats for Dinner?


  1. see, now this comment about dad and evaporated milk was true. Don't you feel better for not lying?

    I think you should make meatloaf
    1 lb wal-mart ground turkey
    1 bag frozen vegetables


    one giant mess

  2. Did you not read mom's commet on the pie? She does make it!

  3. I went out in the middle of my street (Rue), as called for in the recipe, but it didn't really add anything to the flavor. Oh, meant roux. Nevermind.


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