Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chicken and Rice Casserole

*** Original recipe Campbell's One Dish Chicken & Rice Bake.

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup water*
3/4 cup uncooked white rice
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

Stir the soup, water, rice, paprika and black pepper in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with the chicken. Season with additional paprika and black pepper. Cover the baking dish.

Bake at 375°F. for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.

*For creamier rice, increase the water to 1 1/3 cups.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

*** Recipe from my friend, Melissa.

2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded or cut into small chunks
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of cream of potato
1 can of Veg. All, drained
1/2 C of milk
1/2 tsp. of pepper
2 9in. pie crust

Mix all together in a bowl, put in pie crust.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 mins.

* I omitted the Veg All and used about 2 med. cubed raw potatoes and a handful of baby carrots, chopped. I also made the pie crust from scratch.

** In the future I might substitute a 2nd can of cream of chicken for the potato soup. Also, add a small can of green beans.

Creamy Chicken Enchilada

*** Originally found in the Annual Southern Living Cookbook 1997 but I might have adapted it a bit.

1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1 Medium onion, chopped
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, cut up and softened
3.5 cups chopped cooked chicken
(8 inch) flour tortillas
2 (8 oz) pkg. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 cups whipping cream

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion; saute 5 minutes. Add chiles; saute 1 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas; place seam side down in a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese; drizzle with whipping cream.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Servings: 4-5.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Focaccia Bread

*** Recipe found on page 104 of Bake It Up! Desserts, Breads, Entire Meals & More by Rose Dunnington.

1 1/4 cup warm water
1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast
3 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian herbs
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
toppings of your choice (sliced yellow squash, purple onion, red bell pepper, sliced black olives)

Combine water, yeast, and half of the flour. Let rest for 5 minutes until it looks swampy. Add remaining flour, salt, garlic powder, herbs, and olive oil. Stir until you have shaggy dough.

Knead until smooth. Return to bowl. Cover with clean kitchen towel and let rise until doubled, about an hour.

Preheat oven to 400. Drizzle about 1 tblsp. of olive oil onto baking sheet and spread it around with your hands. Punch down the dough and put it on the baking sheet. Drizzle a little more oil on top, and use your greasy hands to rub the dough into and even thickness.

Dimple the surface of the dough by poking it with your finger all over. Sprinkle the Parmesan and toppings on the dough. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the bread turns golden brown. Let cool slightly before slicing.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Menu Plan for 11.16- 11.22.08: The Potluck Continues.

Our friends have greatly blessed us over the past two weeks with many delicious meals. As a result, my freezer is still full of what I bought before Samuel was born (October 21, 2008) and now it is stuffed with leftovers.

It was like having a church potluck in my own house. And I didn't have to share!

So we will be eating the following this week (in no particular order).
*Beef stew (I'll add biscuits).
*Pasta and sauce (we ended up with 3 variations so I've got some with sausage, some with hamburger, and some homemade meatballs/sauce from an Italian family secret recipe).
*Chicken and Rice (2 different versions).
*Chicken Pot Pie.

On Friday we will order some pizzas for a party with our friends who are visiting from out of state.

This will be my 5th week without really having to cook. It's a good gig when you can get it!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Menu Plan for after Samuel is born.

*** October 21 I will have a c-section to deliver my 4th child. My husband and mom (who lives in Arkansas) will be caring for my children. I have made the following list in an attempt for them to prepare meals the children like and aren't frozen (or from McDonald's!). If you are interested in the recipes all of the chicken and most of the ground beef recipes can be found by using the label to the right.

Mexican Chicken Cornbread Stuff (can also use ground beef), Corn, Sour Cream, Pineapples.
Chicken and Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Corn.
Curry Chicken Salad, Flour Tortilla, Apple.
Tortilla Stack (with or without Chicken), Sour Cream, Pineapples.
Chicken Curry, Rice, Carrots, Pineapple Chunks.
Easy Breaded Chicken, Steamed Broccoli and Carrots, Rice or Mashed Potatoes.
Balsamic Marinated Chicken (my version), Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Rice.

Sloppy Tom, Corn, Green Beans, Slice of Bread.
Extra Easy Lasagna, Green Beans, Corn, Cheddar Bread.
Meatloaf the Stephanie Way, Green Beans, Corn, Cheddar Bread.
Ground Beef Stroganoff, Pasta, Green Beans, Corn.
Tater Tot Casserole.
Hamburger Gravy, Fried Potatoes, Biscuits.

Chili, Cheddar Cheese, Crackers/Corn bread/Cheddar Bread.
Nachos: Taco Meat, Cheddar, Tortilla Chips, Sour Cream.

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (See ...In the Kitchen for recipe), Pepperoni, Pineapples.
Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits/Toast/Bagels/English Muffins, Fried Potatoes.
French Toast, Syrup, Scrambled Eggs.
Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Biscuits, Gravy.
Chicken Noodle Soup (from a can), Crackers.

Hot dog (2 for boys, 1 for Ellie) – no bread, slice of cheese, apple, crackers (4 – boys, 2 – Ellie).
PB and Honey/Jelly (1 slice bread for Ellie, 2 for boys), Apple.
Ham & Cheese Sandwich (ask boys mustard or mayo; 1 slice bread for Ellie, 2 for boys), Apple.
Tuna Sandwich (1 slice bread for everyone), Apple.
Raisins at any time for Will, limit amount for Ellie & Ben.

Cheese and Crackers (2 for Ellie, 4 for Boys)
Popcorn (air popper is in basement on white yaffa blocks next to black metal shelves), butter, salt.
Peanut butter and Crackers

Milk for breakfast and supper (if they don't finish a cup put it in fridge and serve at next meal/snack.)
Water for lunch and snacks.
Lemonade for supper as a treat.

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