Here are some quick fixes for cooking "uh-ohs" and those nights you just don't want to take the time to make a fancy meal:
Burned your brownies?
Other items needed:
2 flavors of pudding
Cool Whip (optional)
Cube the brownies. Make a thin layer in the bottom of a bowl and press the brownies down to form a "crust". Add a layer of pudding. On top of the pudding, put another layer of brownies, then add another layer of the other flavor pudding. Repeat until all the brownies are gone. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Top with cool whip just before serving.
Note: THIS WILL NOT WORK IF THE BROWNIES ARE NOT BURNT! IT WILL TURN INTO A BIG BOWL OF MUSH!
Love Chicken Parmesan but don't have the time?
Pasta (angel hair, rotini, whatever you have around)
Mozzarella (or your favorite) cheese
Turn the oven to 350 and put chicken patties in (don't wait for the oven to preheat. You want the chicken patties to be warm but not fully heated). Boil the pasta and drain. Lightly butter a glass baking dish and pour the pasta in the bottom. Put the chicken patties on top of the pasta, pour spaghetti sauce over chicken and pasta, and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake until the sauce is bubbly and cheese is light brown.
Want Breadsticks with the Chicken Parmesan?
Split hot dog buns in half, then cut lengthwise. Butter each piece and sprinkle with garlic salt. Broil until toasted.
Pancakes a bit too boring?
Add cinnamon/sugar and vanilla to the batter; about a teaspoon of each for every 10 pancakes. It's just enough to give them a "pop" of unexpected flavor!
Ready to make a (box mix) cake but don't have eggs?
Normally, I don't believe in box mixes, but this is a great "cheat"!
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
1 can cola
Mix the cake mix and one can soda (coke, pepsi, whatever you have). Bake as directed on the box. Yes, you read that right. Just the mix and one can soda! I think Dr. Pepper and Cherry Coke work the best, but that's just my opinion!
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