We’re traveling around the world in 12 Dishes, and vaguely (as in not really) following Phineas Fogg’ in his travels. Each month we make a dish, learn about the country, and maybe, just maybe make a craft……..
My day came up to post faster than I anticipated. I knew I was posting on the second Monday, and then suddenly here it is. I struggled for a long time to figure out what I wanted to cook, there are so many iconic ideas for France as far as cooking, but all of the ones I looked up were insanely time intensive, or were ingredients I didn’t want to get/didn’t think would go over well. I was even thinking about cooking my Non Messy French Toast, but that seemed like a cop-out.
Finally I remembered a favorite here:
Skillet Cordon Bleu, or as I like to call it Lazy Man’s Chicken Cordon Bleu.
I rarely have leftovers when I make this recipe, so I hope you really enjoy it.
Skillet Cordon Bleu Ingredients:
chicken breasts, 2 T butter, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 package of lunch meat ham, 1 cup grated swiss cheese (this you will probably have to do by hand, it’s hard to find pre-packaged), 1/4 white wine or sherry
1. Cut your chicken into bite size pieces. This step isn’t necessary, but it makes your food cook faster, a big help if you’re kids are “dying of starvation.”
2. Saute your chicken in some butter until it’s browned.
3. While it’s browning cut your ham into small bite sized pieces. Princess was very excited to use a sharp knife and there were lots of reminders of how to use it.
4. Add the ham, cream of chicken soup, and wine together. Stir and mix the food together. If you are completely following directions at this point, then you remove the chicken, and pour in the wine, whisk any bits up off the pan, then add in the cream of chicken soup and ham. But, that’s extra steps, and I’m lazy.
5. Add the cheese in. I think officially the recipe calls for 1 cup, but I just add cheese until it looks good. I probably added 2 cups or so. Stir it all together until the cheese melts.
Serve your delicious concoction with egg noodles, salad, and some yummy french bread, and you’ve got a delicious meal. I had no leftovers by the time everyone was done eating, and this is coming from 3 kids who usually aren’t a fan of sauces on their food.
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