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Cleaning day craze

By Ashleigh Noyes
Tribune Columnist

A couple weeks ago I was not in the mood to leave the house at all. You know the feeling, you are in a good cleaning groove and if you stop, you STOP! So when supper time rolled around I was scrounging through the cupboards to find anything that would make a meal. (If my husband reads this he will be rolling his eyes thinking we have a whole pantry overflowing with food). However, just because you have food doesn’t mean that something will fit together to make a meal, does it? I know you ladies agree with me!
So I found a few select items and decided I would try them all together, and guess what? IT WORKED! So here is the jumbled, mess of a concoction that came about on my day of cleaning that the boys in my house loved!

Rice Mess

2 cups instant brown rice (cooked)
1 jar Alfredo sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup frozen peas, steamed (I use my Pampered Chef micro-cookers for this)
Cook rice according to directions. Then just add all the other ingredients to a large sauce pan and heat through. I served this as a side to smothered pork chops, but you use whatever is in your freezer or refrigerator!