Thursday, May 7, 2009

Southwest Chicken (Crockpot)

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, drained
1 cup salsa, divided
up to 2 pounds of chicken pieces or tenders, boneless/skinless
1 cup grated cheese

Layer in crock pot: beans, corn, half of salsa, chicken, and remainder of salsa. Cook on low 6 hours. Top with cheese and cook on high until melted.

Prepare yellow rice according to package directions.

I use 2 pounds of chicken tenders and double everything else in the recipe. It feeds our whole family of 9!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Easy Chicken & Rice

2 cups rice (white or brown)
4 cups chicken (I rip up a rotisserie.)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can of milk
salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice as instructed. Rip up a rotisserie chicken and set aside. Put rice in bottom of 13 X 9 casserole dish. Salt & pepper. Layer chicken on top. Pour mixture of cream of chicken soup and milk over chicken and rice. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

This feeds our whole family (of 9) for one meal. You can increase the rice to 3 cups to stretch the meal. I sometimes add things like a can of peas or some shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tater Tot Casserole

 Tater Tot Casserole

1-2 lb ground turkey cooked, seasoned, drained
1 bag tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can evaporated milk

Brown meat and spice as desired.  Place in large casserole dish. Cover with tater tots. Mix soup and milk together. Pour over top. Bake at 350 for 1 Hour. Makes 1 9X13 casserole.

Currently this recipe feeds our family of  9, but we have some littles. I would double it with several hungry teens. Make 2 pans. We usually steam a large pot of broccoli as a side. Or we warm up some corn and peas. Enjoy!

Mac N Beef

2-2.5 lbs. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cans diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
2 cups dried elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded cheese

1. Brown meat and onion in skillet. Season as you desire.

2. Add zesty tomatoes (don not drain) and 2 cups of water. Bring to boil and stir in elbow macaroni. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

3. Top with cheese. Serves 8

We serve this with chips, sour cream, and a salad or other vegetable. (You may want to double this if you have lots of hungry boys!) The kids LOVE this!