Thursday, April 17, 2008

Craving for KFC

For those of you who know me, this might sound like a weird craving. As I do not eat any meat on a bone. I know I am weird, but this goes back to my childhood watching my parents gnaw on T-bone steak bones (It still grosses me out to this day). So the only thing that I do eat at KFC is their mashed potato bowls.

This afternoon I had a bad craving for one. But as I am not spending any money this week, I had to make due. I used a pouch of instant mashed potatoes, bag of frozen corn, package of chicken nuggets (would have been better with frozen popcorn chicken), package of brown gravy mix, and shredded cheese.

To my surprise it was actually pretty good! The chicken wasn't as crunchy, and the gravy wasn't the same, but that's why they have secret recipes. It made enough for two adult sized portions and two toddler sized portions. One portion for lunch today and one for DH's lunch tomorrow. The kids were separated and left out the gravy, but they liked them too. I still had left over corn and gravy for tonight's dinner too. This would be great for a smaller family for dinner. It ended up costing under $3.00 for all the ingredients I already had on hand. So for the price of one KFC Mashed Potato Bowl I made four bowls practically the same.


Jaimie said...

That is a great idea! My husband loves those KFC bowls but we hardly ever eat there because it is so expensive (when we get what we want instead of using coupons). I will definitely be trying it!

Jinxy & Me said...

Great idea! I will have to try these too. My husband loves the KFC bowls also, but it is a rare treat!

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