Christmas dinner with the family! We had it at my aunt's house this year, and ended up with a lot of American food. Normally, we have a good mix of American and Asian foods. It leaned more American this year, which is fine. It all tastes good when it's cooked by family. :oD Everything except the fried chicken was homemade; I contributed the chicken pot pie. I had been wanting to make this semi-homemade dish for a while. To me, it fell a bit flat. I'll have to tweak it in the future. And I cannot find the original recipe.. d'oh!
I'll type it out for ya, just this once:
1 16 oz. bag frozen veggies
1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic
1 can crescent rolls
1 pre-cooked roasted chicken (about 3 cups once shredded)
Salt, pepper, and hot sauce (if desired)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Saute one bag of frozen veggies until tender.
3. While veggies are sauteeing, shred pre-cooked chicken.
4. Once veggies are ready, add soup and chicken. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Cook until bubbly.
5. Fill 6 individual pots or 1 8x8 baking dish with veggie-chicken mixture. Add hot sauce & stir, if desired.
6. Top with crescent roll dough.
7. Bake about 15 minutes, or until dough is golden brown.
I did not purchase pre-cooked roasted chicken; I purchased about two pounds of bone-in chicken breast and boiled it for 10-15 minutes. Then, I let the chicken cool for a bit and shredded it by hand. It was mostly cooked, which was fine since I knew it was going to be cooked and baked later. I didn't season the chicken at all - I literally put it into a boiling pot of water. As for the veggies, I also threw in some actual minced garlic and a handful of frozen corn. (The frozen veggies were only peas and carrots.)
Eating it, I realized I didn't put enough salt and pepper into the dish. Also, I felt that the crescent rolls could have benefited from a slather of butter on top and should have baked for longer than 15 minutes (to the desired golden brown color). Hmm... I might try to make an actual from-scratch dish in the future. I just wanted to see what I could make semi-homemade due to time constraints.