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good weeknight rainy day food

I didn't think ahead so I will need to go to the grocery store after work before making dinner, so I'll be left with little simmer time. whats a great 1 hour or less rainy, stormy night dinner?

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  1. Mac n Cheese with added chicken. I like to saute the chix with bacon and then mix the it all with the cheese to get that good smokey flavor mixed in.

    1. Chickpea Rosemary Soup & a Sandwich. Simple! Instead of the salmon sandwich maybe a Hot Pastrami and Swiss on Rye? Or Pita of some sort...?

      http://cookwithcare.blogspot.com/2009...

      SOUP STORE LIST:
      3 cans Chick Peas
      Box of chicken broth (4 cups
      )head of garlic
      fresh rosemary
      A Lemon
      red pepper flakes
      olive oil

      8 Replies
      1. re: care11

        I'll second this--I've made this soup on care11's recommendation and it's VERY tasty! And perfect for a rainy night, esp. with a nice, hot sandwich.

        Another good one is pasta e fagiole (PASTA FAZOOL!). And here's a link to how I make it:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6583...

        1. re: kattyeyes

          The chickpea soup looks like a great recipe! I always have those ingredients on hand.. I'll make this soon..

          1. re: cheesecake17

            That's why we love it so much. My huge rosemary plant has never SEEN so much action since we started making this soup! Here's another awesome soup I made tonight. This Black Bean Soups cooking concept is similar to that of the CPR soup w/the canned beans etc., and as equally delicious (and for the OP, if you like soups, perfect for the next cold rainy night... )
            http://cookwithcare.blogspot.com/2009...

            1. re: care11

              I actually made this recently from dried beans- but I added one small chopped sweet potato and some cilantro.

              Served it with a poached egg on top- nice full meal in a bowl!

        2. re: care11

          Isn't three cans of garbanzos alot for four cups of broth? Almost seems like a stew rather than a soup.

          1. re: c oliver

            I use 3, 15 oz cans to 4 cups broth. After the chickpeas simmer in the broth for 30 minutes, the whole thing is pureed resulting in a velvety, creamy bean like textured soup.

            1. re: care11

              Ah, I like garbanzos whole so I missed that.

              1. re: care11

                The recipe says to puree a cup of the soup in a blender, return it to the pot, then puree another cup, etc. With this system, there will always be whole beans as well as pureed. I don't think that is what is intended. One should use a hand-held blender or use two containers -- the second one for the already-blended soup.

          2. I'm just about to go find a good cheap chuck roast and make either pot roast or stew. After TG I'm over fowl for a while, and we just threw a party with 12 pounds of slow-cooked pork shoulder, so I'm ready for some cow meat. And it's cold and wet and nasty out, which is perfect for this kind of thing...

            1. Tamales -
              Spend a day making a few hundred, put them in the freezer and you've got it made.

              1. Tomato soup (Campbell's canned is just fine in a pinch) paired with grilled cheese sandwich.