I don't know about the average person but when I have to prepare dinner I look for what I have in the house and hope something inspires me. I usually don't have a dinner plan set up for the week. Tonight I had baked chicken breast left over from last nights dinner and a container of cream cheese. I also had several tubes of crescent rolls. From there, I searched www.cooks.com (which is one of my favorite sites) for chicken, cream cheese & crescent rolls. Here is the recipe that I found and I thought my family would like it. I did pretty well (especially since my kids are super picky). I had a 4 out of 5 vote for yummy!
3 oz. cream cheese (but you could put up to 8 oz. if you want - that is a whole pkg.)
4 tbsp. butter, melted
2 c. cubed chicken
1/4 tsp. pepper
dash of salt
dash of garlic powder
4 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. onion (I used dried onion from my spice cabinet)
8 oz. crescent rolls
1/4 c. parmesan cheese or bread crumbs or stuffing mix (I did a combo of parmesan cheese & italian breadcrumbs)
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In medium bowl, blend cream cheese & 3 tbsp. butter until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients except rolls & parmesan cheese. Mix well. Seperate crescent dough & use 2 triangles to make a rectangle. Place 1/4-1/2 c. chicken mixture in center of rectangle. Fold over and pinch seam shut. Brush tops with extra butter & sprinkle parmesan cheese or bread crumbs on top. Bake 20 min. or until golden brown.