Not all meals are prepared with a fair amount of thought put in to it. Sometimes when you need something really quick and easy, something to just get in to the feedbag, strap on to the kids and be done with it. Almost anything that is already put together can be significantly improved with a little doctoring up. Take pasta dishes in a box for example. This one came with a pouch of Velveeta cheese substance inside to mix with the pasta/rice. Nothing says “yummy” like some unknown mix of yellow died chemicals that someone passed through FDA and called it cheese.
We took some left over chicken, a little bit of broccoli, and some of the left over sauteed zucchini and cut in to small pieces. This was then all thrown in to the mix just before finishing the cooking so it all heats up sufficiently. As tempting as it was. the cheese pouch was was merely tapped in to for a little color. The real stuff, sharp cheddar, was brought out and grated over the dish, and given a quick shot in the oven to melt it.
Working late this day, I wasn’t around to document the preparation, but I was in time to enjoy the final product. I was hungry enough that I even forgot to snap a pick before almost finishing it.