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4boys1girlforme 03-16-2007 05:27 PM

Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
Nothing gourmet!
Convenience foods in recipes welcome!
Preferably prepared in less than 30 minutes.
We all have small children and I know in my house it is a struggle to get a mostly homecooked and somewhat nutricious meal on the table.
I have a few recipes that I have made up and I'm sure you mamas have some good ones too! Feel free to copy and paste if necessary!:thumbsup:

Tootsiemomma 03-16-2007 05:31 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
I have one that my mom gave me. David loves it and it's a big hit with dd too. Just take a few boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fry them in butter until done. In another pan, pour a family size can of cream of mushroom soup with half a can of milk and mix together. warm slowly until heated, do not burn. Add the chicken back to it. That's it. I usually make mashed potatoes and use the mushroom sauce as a gravy. It's delicious and super easy/quick.

mommabug42006 03-16-2007 05:41 PM

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OK this is not good for you but is to die for!!! I have ppl near and far beg me to make this so without futher ado

Sara's Almost Famous Taco Salad
serves alot
1 lb of browned ground beef
1 bag of lettuce shreds
1 20 oz bottle of ranch dressing
1 20 oz jar of salsa
1 bag of crushed tortilla chips
1 large diced tomato
1 bag of Mexican 4 cheese blend shredded cheese

Mix together and serve!

benjason 03-16-2007 05:42 PM

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Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

Cook chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and 2 chopped celery stalks in a tablespoon of oil over medium to medium low heat until the vegetables start to soften (about 10-15 minutes). Add 2-3 chopped garlic cloves and cook another minute. Add 1 - 2 cups of leftover chicken and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add 4 cups of chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of rice (I use a long grain/wild rice mix). Cover and put into preheated oven (350 degrees) and simmer in oven for an hour.


This doesn't take much prep time and is yummy! I don't do difficult recipes but we cook from scratch. I'm actually making this now :) You can also add 1/2 c of pasta or egg noodles instead of the rice if you prefer but add them in the last 20 minutes of cooking.

4boys1girlforme 03-16-2007 05:50 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
Creamy Chicken Pot Soup

This is an entirely made up recipe inspired by the chicken and dumplings at Cracker Barrel that I was sure I could make better.
Great winter comfort food and easy too!

2 small or 1 large can cream of chicken soup
1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
1 cup water or more for a thinner "soup"
3 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup sliced baby carrots
1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes or fresh diced
1/2 recipe of Bisquik dumplings (1 cup baking mix and 1/3 cup milk- stir until soft dough forms) you can double this depending on how many dumplings you like
fresh ground pepper to taste

Combine the soup, broth, and water in a large pan over medium- low heat and whisk until smooth. Add chicken and vegetables and increase heat. Stir together the dumplings- once the liquid is boiling drop about 1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough into pan at a time. (I use two teaspoons and sort of scoop them together and work with the dough- this way it isn't messy. Try to keep the dumplings covered with liquid- they will stay at the top but gently push them down with a spoon occasionally to keep them moist- if they rise too much they will taste like biscuits.) Reduce heat to almost low and cook 10 minutes uncovered stirring gently a few times then cover and cook another 10 minutes stirring gently every couple minutes.

4boys1girlforme 03-16-2007 05:57 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
Calzones
We use Pillsbury pizza crust- the 33% more can. DH makes these so I'll try my best to tell you how he makes them- he is the Italian specialist. He unrolls the dough and divides it in two. On one half of one of the dough pieces he puts the cheese and toppings (no sauce) and then folds it together and seals well.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes- more or less for your oven. You want the dough to cook through and melt the cheese inside but not burn the bottom of the calzones. He heats sauce- just regular canned spaghetti sauce- on the stove and serves it on the side. Yum! This makes two very large servings! You could probably buy the smaller can of pizza dough for smaller calzones.

WestCoastBuckeye 03-24-2007 08:03 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
These sound so yummy!!

momoffaith5 03-25-2007 01:34 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tootsiemomma (Post 837462)
I have one that my mom gave me. David loves it and it's a big hit with dd too. Just take a few boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fry them in butter until done. In another pan, pour a family size can of cream of mushroom soup with half a can of milk and mix together. warm slowly until heated, do not burn. Add the chicken back to it. That's it. I usually make mashed potatoes and use the mushroom sauce as a gravy. It's delicious and super easy/quick.


i make a cassarole very similar,you dice the chicken breast and season it,brown the chicken,while chicken is browning,mix 1/12 cups rice to one can cream of mushroom soup and 3/4 can of milk stir together,then mix chicken in with it put in cassarole dish and bake on 400 for about 15-20 minutes depending on your oven of course.and whala you have a cassarole.


i also make this dish i call goolash
you will need to brown 2 pounds ground chuck,drain the fat from it,put it back in pot add 1 cup elbow noodles,2 diced bellpeppers(any color),1/2 small onion finely chopped(optional) add 2 small cans tomato paste and 2 of the same size cans of milk,and season to taste,cook on medium heat until chuck is thoroughly cooked,about 15 minutes,and then eat up.

momoffaith5 03-25-2007 01:44 PM

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oh,try this one,delicious
boil a small bag of elbow noodles
boil a small bag of broccolli florets
brown 2 pounds ground chuck
once this is done get a cassarole dish
add them all together then add 2 cans of cream of broccoli soup
1 can milk and 1 bag of shredded velveeta cheese,mix it all together
and top the cassarole with sharp cheddar bake for 10 minutes
delicious broccoli and cheese cassarole

Isabellasmom 03-27-2007 01:07 PM

Re: Any mamas interested in posting easy recipes?
 
I just finished giving this recipe to someone, it is pretty easy, good and is actually off the weight watchers diet:

Eggplant Parmigiana
POINTS: 3- 4 serving
INSTRUCTIONS

1 sprays cooking spray
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs, Italian-style
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 medium raw eggplant
2 large egg white(s), lightly beaten
1 cup canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded



Preheat oven to 350F. Coat an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.


Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a medium-size bowl; set aside. Remove skin from eggplant and trim off ends; slice eggplant into 1/2-inch-thick slices.


Dip eggplant first into egg whites and then into bread crumb mixture. Bake eggplant on a nonstick cookie sheet until lightly browned, about 20 minutes, flipping once.


Place a layer of eggplant on bottom of prepared baking dish, then add 1/3 of tomato sauce and 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with 2 more layers in same order. Bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 10 minutes more. Slice into 4 pieces and serve.

My dh and 2 year old DD loves it. Dh likes extra sauce on the side.


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