I prepared and pre chopped veggies. I layered the chicken and stuffing mixtures.
And I waited. 5 hours. Dinner rolled around.
I lifted off the steaming lid on a hot mess of chicken and stuffing mush.
Have you ever known stuffing to be gelatinous?
Apparently it can be after cooking on low heat for 5 hours.
The vegetables were also mushified.
I have texture issues, people. I had a little gag going on as I sampled it.
So we had the kitchen conference. Scott and I taste testing...throwing in some
cheese to see if the situation could be rectified.
It is a sad and sorry dish that cheese can not save.
So I had a brainstorm....the box of pumpkin waffle mix that I had gotten at
Trader Joe's the other day. I wasn't sure how I would feel about pumpkin waffles...I thought they might be too sweet but anything was better than the hot chicken milkshake that I had concocted.
I pulled out the waffle iron and whipped up the batter. And lo and behold,
there was some pumpkin loveliness to be had along with some laying on of butter and
Scott called it waffle redemption.
The texture wasn't crispy...it was almost pancake like and cradled the butter and
syrup lovingly and melted on the tongue.
The mockery of the chicken and stuffing mush quieted down as we ate (inhaled) our pumpkin waffles.
There is just one thing to be said.
God bless Trader Joe's and its pre-made boxed goods.
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