Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Messy!

How did I become so messy? Why do I use every bowl I have to make one casserole? Why am I so slow?

I had our dinner planned and ready to assemble. Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti. Yum! No big task, pretty simple. Then I started using bowls like crazy and before I knew it the kitchen was awful. Plus it took me forever to boil, chop, stir, grate and finally pour it in the casseroles. I used to be fast and neat in the kitchen, I really did. What happended? It's not age is it? Don't answer that.... Do any of you have these issues?

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Luckily this recipe makes enough for dinner tonight and one for the freezer. So some night soon, I'll pop it out of the freezer and hopefully won't make a mess just adding cheese on top and baking.

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If you haven't tried this wonderful dish I am including the link here.  I did notice that PW only used 1 bowl, 1 measuring cup, 1 colander, and 1 pan........wow, she's good!

16 comments:

Deb said...

I always make a mess when I'm doing anything...I don't know how some stay so neat and tidy....

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am SO IN LOVE with PW's recipes. YUM! And, Nanny, my kitchen is always a MESS when I am done. I just read on a blog somewhere that one of the ten most important kitchen rules is to clean as you go...I NEVER do this! And, in the end...it is SUCH a mess!!!
Enjoy your Chicken Spaghetti!

Amanda said...

I have the same things happening when I make my mom's chicken spaghetti recipe, too. It's an all-day event, and I have a mess for days to clean up, but it makes enough to feed two dozen people so I bake and take to friends in need. Kudos to PW for limiting her mess. Wish I were that good.

Betsy said...

Well, it looks delish anyway! ha.

tootie said...

Haha - my kitchen is always messy when I cook :) Maybe it's the sign of a good cook? ;)

I haven't made this recipe yet, but I'll have to give it a try!

Farmchick said...

This is a great recipe. I always make a mess in the kitchen!

Julie said...

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Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I feel you pain, Sister!! I am messy and slow, too! But, I do think it something about a big batch of chicken spaghetti... does it every time!! I know your was delcious and worth every dirty dish! LOL!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I might be the only one who does not like the PW recipes as she uses way too much canned soup in them, which is loaded with salt. I have to be so careful about sodium these days as high blood pressure runs in my family. But I do agree that cooking is easy, it's the clean up that takes so much time and is annoying :O)

Solar Powered said...

I inherited this disorder. Jared says I have yet to master the art of one pot meals :)

Marguerite said...

Sounds delish and that looks like my kitchen, after I cook any meal! And don't believe everything that you read on blogs! lol

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Some of the best dishes we make require lots of pots/pans/dishes... I'm lucky since George cooks and I keep the kitchen clean....

Yours looks wonderful. I'm sure it was worth all of the clean-up work.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gypsy Heart said...

Nanny, I feel your pain! :-) I have such a tiny kitchen and it's difficult to have it look half way decent while cooking. I also feel that I'm so out of the habit of preparing daily meals and it takes me longer. When I make large quantities like this I share it with my kids & friends...usually it's just cooking for me.

And....don't believe that every kitchen is spotless, ok?

Hope your week is blessed!
xo
Pat

grammy said...

Oh please... I lost my comment while doing spell check...
I hate to have all the steps..If I had the money I would buy the stuff already chopped and diced and all that jazz. I really get no joy from all those steps...or from the clean up. I do get tired!
All that said...it looks really yummy. PW is going to be rich enough to have a helper in the kitchen (o:

Tricia said...

I don't know the answers to your questions, but I DO KNOW that I LOVE YOUR SINK... is it granite? It's beautiful!!! =)

Cloudia said...

now hungry!



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