Sunday, March 29, 2009
Mushrooms and Stars
I tried a new sauce for pasta tonight. It was looking so tasty as I was cooking the onions, green peppers, red peppers, and mushrooms in butter! How could it go wrong? Then it called for a can of condensed cream of chicken soup and some milk. So I added it. It is not bad. But I am just not loving the cream of soup taste. I think I will try a different cream base for it. We ate it with no delay! Jeff has seconds, so it can't be terribly bad. But I do feel this could be so much better if it didn't include a can of soup. Any ideas?
Here is how the recipe goes:
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
* 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
* 1 1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
* 1/3 cup milk
In a sauce pan over medium heat cook the onions, green pepper, red pepper, mushrooms and butter until mushrooms are tender. Stir in the cream of chicken sup and milk. Cook until smooth.
I added some basil, oregano, and cream. We mixed it with tiny star pasta. I don't think it made it better, but it did change the taste a little. I am sorta on the fence about this one. I would love any ideas you have to give it that extra umph!
And, Marianne, I don't want to hear your comments on how the picture could be "better if..." hehe