For example, we have a recipe from my mother-in-law called “Million Dollar Chicken.” It’s about as easy as a recipe gets and my go-to comfort food here as we leave autumn, heading toward a chilly winter.
The next three items are easy—no challenges there.
Now the cooking sherry. My local grocery store doesn't carry it. Or cooking wines, for that matter. If you want to cook with wine, you buy a bottle from the liquor store. I looked for something we had on hand instead and ended up substituting cognac for the sherry.
Cans of condensed cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup? Time for another substitution since I couldn't find condensed cream of mushroom soup. I used a chicken and mushroom blend of ready-to-serve soup instead and combined a portion of it with cans of condensed cream of chicken soup, trying to achieve the approximate consistency I remembered.
The next step was to mix everything together in a casserole dish and bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. That required another conversion, because my oven here is fan-forced and heats by Celsius degrees. Luckily, I’ve downloaded a table to do temperature conversions.