Friday, October 14, 2005

Homestyle Dumplings & Chicken

So, it’s my usual Tuesday night, I’m walking around the supermarket debating on which packet of Kool-Aid to buy and daydreaming about that episode of The Simpsons where Marge ends up on the wrong side of the law because Homer doesn’t take her to the ballet.  Then I see this… practically instant chicken and dumplings?  Score.  The only find that’d be any better would be walking in a shady alley in the middle of the night and stumbling upon a gym bag with hypodermic needles full of love.  I kid!

(Note: Amanda deleted the two pictures that were supposed to be here because she’s a butthead.)

Amanda went from being unimpressed to obviously having a riot.  We can thank Betty Crocker for that.  I was told it was a relatively painless procedure preparing, but I wouldn’t know personally, as I was in the other room watching an episode of Sonic X.

In the first picture you get a glimpse of our meal in its earliest stages.  For the unimaginative, it’s just a pile of powder, but to us with imaginations (thanks Muppet Babies) it instantly becomes a wild sand dune for our Micro Machines to race over!  Who said cooking wasn’t fun?  This second picture… well, I’ll go ahead and say what you’re obviously thinking, it looks like barf!  Vomit!  There… I said it!

In conclusion, was this quick fix worth the hype?  I’d certainly say yes.  The lima beans in the background are not included… those are mine.  Within a half-hour, rather effortlessly, we dined on chicken and dumplings and had enough for smaller second helpings, too.  Versus homemade chicken and dumplings in a steel cage match, the obvious victor would be the traditional variety, but you shouldn’t be ashamed to expand your horizons… and save a couple bucks.

Overall Grade: B- 

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