Friday, February 11, 2011

Chicken Soup

Defrost, then heat up in pan or microwave. Vegetables are already cooked through. Add cooked noodles of your choice.

I don't use an actual recipe but here are the ingredients:  diced cooked chicken with broth, carrots, celery, onion, cream of chicken soup, chicken soup base, parsley, pepper.

Rigatoni Meat Sauce with Olives & Cheese

1 lb. ground beef
chopped onion
half can olives, sliced
1 jar pasta or spaghetti sauce
1-1 1/2 c. shredded mazzarella cheese

In large skillet, combine ground beef and chopped onion. Brown meat. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce and olives. Heat through. Add cooked rigatoni. 

Frozen directions: Defrost meat sauce. Cook until warm. Cook rigatoni according to directions on box. Combine cooked pasta with sauce. (Add pasta TO the sauce gradually...depending on how saucy you like it you might not want to add all the pasta, or you might have picky kids like me that just want plain pasta)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This was a meal I did back in October...I think everyone should post their recipes from the beginning.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

6 chicken breasts cut up
1 1/2 c diced ham
1 1/2 c grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c grated or sliced swiss cheese
1 pkg stuffing cooked
salt and pepper

1 can cr of chicken
1 pint sour cream
1/2 c milk

Salt and pepper the bottom of a greased 9x13 foil pan. Cover bottom of pan with raw diced chicken and salt and pepper again. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of chicken, then add ham, then swiss cheese. Put cooked stuffing on next. Mix up the sauce ingredients together and pour on top of stuffing. Cover, label and freeze. To cook from frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and cook covered on 350 for 45-1 hr.

This is my kids favorite meal! :)

Taco Junk

Taco Junk
1 lb ground turkey or beef, browned
1 onion chopped
1 can of corn
1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 pkgs dry ranch dressing mix
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 (16 oz) jar of salsa
1 t. chili powder
1 t. cumin
1 t. garlic powder

Brown meat and onion together. Mix all remaining ingredients together. Place in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hrs. Serve with chips , taco salad style, burrito style, or on tostados. Can also add brown rice or barley.

Submitted by Kristina

Gooey Burritos

Gooey Burritos
2-3 large chicken breasts
12 oz jar of salsa
1 can of Cr. of Chicken soup
1 can diced green chilies
1 1/2 c grated cheese
1 small onion
2 T cooking tapioca
flour tortillas

Combine all ingredients, except tortillas, in a greased crock pot. Cook on low 8 hrs. Spoon chicken mixture onto warm tortillas and enjoy. You can also add spanish rice and sour cream.

(Submitted by Kristina)

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

3-4 chicken breasts
1 T canola oil
1/2 t poultry seasoning
4 c chopped broccoli
1 1/2 c Alfredo sauce
12 oz fettuccine

Assembly Directions:
Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot add the chicken, broccoli, and poultry seasoning. Cook and stir until the meat is no longer pink (8-10 min). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add Alfredo sauce and mix until combined. Cook fettuccine for 1/2 the time on box. Drain. Add to chicken mixture.
Freezing directions:
Place in freezer bag or container. Seal, label, and freeze.
Serving Directions:
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350. Put in a greased 9x13 pan. Cover and cook for 25-30 min until heated through.

Meatball Penne Pasta

Meatball Penne Pasta

40 frozen meatballs (I buy the bag from Costco)
8oz penne pasta
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped green pepper
2 t canola oil
1 can diced tomatoes
1 16oz can tomato sauce
1 t italian seasoning
1 t minced garlic
1 c mozzarella cheese

2 T apple cider vinegar

3 T sugar

Assembly Directions:
Boil pasta for 1/2 the time on box, the pasta should be firm. Drain and allow to cool. Saute onion and pepper in oil until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, vinegar, sugar, and garlic. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add meatballs and pasta.
Freezing Directions:
When the meatball mixture is cool, put in freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze.
Serving Directions:
Thaw. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Add meatball mixture and cheese. Stir to combine. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 min or until bubbly.