Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chix and Dumplings

The other night I was craving a good creamy soup.
I started looking up recipes for Chicken and Dumplings and came up with my own version.
It turned out super yummy!

Chicken and Dumpling Soup
In a crock pot combine:
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 envelope chicken gravy
6 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
12 oz bag frozen mixed veggies
salt and pepper to taste
1 can refrigerator biscuits (don't add till the last 15 minutes)

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-7. When chicken is good and tender, remove it, cut into cubes, then add back in. 20 minutes before serving, cut each biscuit in half and then portion each half into thirds and roll into balls. Add as many as you'd like. I didn't use the whole can. Just enough to fill the top with dumplings. Add all the biscuits at the same time, so roll them all and then add them. Each and relax!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rigatoni~a yummy Italian dish


1 1/2 pounds browned hamburger meat
1/2 box Rigatoni noodles, boiled and drained
8 oz block mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 jar spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine noodles, hamburger meat, cubed mozzarella cheese, and spaghetti sauce. Pour in a 9x9 baking dish. With your fingers, pull apart chunks of cream cheese and distribute evenly on top. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Bake 10-12 minutes, or till cheese on top is melted. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dinner in a biscuit

This is a quick an easy dinner when you need something quick and easy!

Dinner in a biscuit
1 1/2 pounds hamburger meat
1/2 pkg taco meat seasoning
1/2 small can tom sauce
1/2 c. cheese
2 containers biscuit dough (you will only use part of 1 can)

Preheat oven to baking temp of biscuits, 350 or 375.  Add taco seasoning and tom sauce to meat.  In a cupcake pan, mold dough inside leaving a spot for the taco meat. Fill each biscuit with taco meat. Bake for 10 minutes. Take out then sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake another 3-4 minutes. You can top these babies with sour cream, salsa, tom, avocado. Super easy and super yummy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crock Pot Lasagna

My kids have ball games starting at 5:15 a couple days out of the week. It's too early to eat dinner at 4:30, but by the time we get home it's almost 7pm leaving no time to make dinner. Not wanting to always stop for fast food I decided using the crock pot was the next best thing. We all LOVE lasagna and I found this recipe in a church cookbook. It was delish and a perfect ending to a sweet ball game!

Crock Pot Lasagna
1 1/2 pounds browned hamburger meat
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce (add more if you like it more saucy)
1/4 c. water
6 dry lasagna noodles
1/2 carton cottage cheese
1 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese

Mix meat, sauce and water. Spray your crock pot with pam cooking spray.  Spoon a thin layer of meat onto the bottom of crock pot. Spoon a little cottage on top. Sprinkle 1/3 of both cheeses on top. Break 2 noodles into small pieces in top of cheese. Repeat 3 layers. Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Crock Potin'

It's been stormy here in AZ this week. Soup has been sounding heavenly! Here's one of our family favs that warms the belly and comforts the soul.

Cheesy Potato Soup- Crock Pot style
1 bag frozen hashbrowns thawed-don't use the shredded kind
1 small block Velveeta cheese- cubed
1 small onion- I like to saute mine in a little butter first
1 16oz tub sour cream
1 pouch Ocsar Mayer real bacon bits
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 stick butter
1/2c. to 1c. milk-optional
Place everything in a crock pot and mix well. It will be thick, but as everything melts it will thin out. Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours.  If the soup is too thick for your liking, add 1/2c. of milk or more till desired consistancy.  Serve with dinner rolls.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Italian Baked Chicken

"Mom! I just can't stop eating this!"

Needless to say, this one is a keeper!

Italian Baked Chicken
5 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
1/2c. water
1 8oz cube cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 box chicken stuffing
1c. Mozzarella cheese
2c. bowtie pasta noodles
Mix Italian dressing with water.  Place chicken in a crock pot. Pour dressing over chicken and cook for 3 hours.  Shred with a fork.  With a hand mixer, blend cream cheese and cream of chicken soup. Pour over chicken and cook for 1 more hour.  Boil noodles and prepare stuffing the last 15 minutes of the hour. Drain noodles and place back in the pan.  Pour chicken sauce over the noodles and then pour into a 9x9 baking dish.  Sprinkle with cheese and spread stuffing on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Enjoy!