Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday Recipe

Had a bunch of errands to run today including picking up a couple of books in the library. As I walked to where they put the "hold" books I saw a machine and wondered what it was. On the way back I had a good look at it and realised that it was a 3D printer. I have been fascinated by 3D printers for years - this was actually pretty small though. Anyone can use it but you have to finish whatever you want to print at least half an hour before closing and you have to stay in the library whilst it is printing. I brought a sheet of instructions home with me and it seems pretty technical. I cannot imagine what I would ever  use it for but I really wish I could think of something. I have seen the most incredible things printed including copies of mummies which are too fragile to be worked on so they can use the 3D to do so.

We also had to go to the liquor store for some wine. A couple of the staff greeted me and obviously knew me. I am not sure that is a very good sign!! Same thing happened at the Mandarin last week.The hostess recognised us and took us to what she called "our table".

Campbell's do come out with some good recipes using their products. This one looked good to me.

Quick Chicken and Noodles

Chicken and egg noodles are coated in a velvety, creamy mushroom sauce for a delicious meal
perfect for busy weeknights.

2 Tbs (30 mL) olive oil
2 cups (500 mL) mixed vegetables
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups (500 mL) cubed, cooked chicken
1 can CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup (250 mL) milk
4 cups (1 L) medium cooked egg noodles, al dente and drained
1/3 cup (80 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbs (30 mL) lemon juice
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
2 Tbs (30 mL) fresh parsley, finely chopped

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add mixed vegetables,and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender-crisp.

2. Stir in chicken,soup and milk; bring to a simmer. Cook,stirring,for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Stir in noodles,parmesan,lemon juice,and pepper; return to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

Servings: 4

Substitute any of your favourite vegetables,such as broccoli and carrots or kale and corn.

For a quick weeknight tip,substitute fresh mixed vegetables for frozen vegetables.

Source - Campbell's

Have a great weekend.


  1. You're going to have to test out that 3D printer!

    1. You're right Alex, but I don't know what I want to print.

  2. OMG. I haven't made anything with Campbell's soup since my boys were little. I had one of their cookbooks I used all the time. The only things I've seen made with 3D printers have been guns on TV shows.

    1. These days their soups are a lot different and with more varieties. Not allowed to make any kind of weapons on this one. I am surprised you have not seen the replicas of ancient bodies that have been found, absolutely incredible, you would think they were the originals.

  3. I'm sure we've worn a hole in the carpet at our liquor store! I bet you get tip top service at the Mandarin being such regulars.

    1. Well it's buffet style Pinky so no, not really any difference. I was surprised that the hostess recognised us because I didn't recognise her.