Overnight Chicken Casserole

Make this the night before & you have a meal ready when you are.

Mix 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken &

2 cups of uncooked large elbow macaroni with

1 10oz can of cream of mushroom soup & 1 10oz can of cream of chicken soup &

1 soup can of milk &

1 soup can of chicken broth &

1 small onion, chopped &

1 8oz can of sliced water chestnuts &

1/2 pd of grated cheese.

Put in a 9 x 13 in pan covered with cooking spray.

Sprinkle more cheese and 1 cup of crushed potato chips on top.

Cover with foil & refrigerate until ready to serve.

Bake, covered for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Delicious dinner done.

 


Pimiento Cheese Paradise


I’m from Charleston, South Carolina and we LOVEĀ our Pimento Cheese.

Use it as a dip, stuff it in Chicken Breast, top off your burger or use it for grilled cheese.

Just mix together shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

with diced pimientos (roasted red peppers). (FoundĀ in the pickles section).

Add enough mayo to bind.

For xtra oooomph add diced jalapeno peppers.

 


Crockpot Cheesy Chicken with Stuffing

Wow! How would you like to come home to this Dinner waiting in the Crockpot?

This is also perfect to bring to a sick neighbor or a new Mom.

Simply prepare a 12-serving-size package of chicken stuffing mix as directed on the box and put in the Crockpot.

Add 4 cups of cooked chicken and

3 cans of cream of chicken soup and

1/2 cup of milk and mix it all together.

Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese over the top.

Cover and cook on High 2-3 hours or or on low 4-5 hours. Wow!


Personal Pasta

Everyone loves Pasta.

My favorite is Dreamfields brand. It’s low glycemic and high fiber.

I also love whole wheat pasta.

You can use any shape you like. My family likes Angel Hair. It takes just a few minutes to cook. I like anything that makes cooking easier.

My son is a picky eater so pasta is a great way to “sneak” in things(veggies).

I take the pasta as soon as I have drained it and add butter and toss.

I add salt and pepper and parmesan cheese. This is the basic dish.

You can jazz it up with crumbled cooked bacon,

steamed peas,

chopped pepperoni,

sauteed onion, celery and garlic,

sauteed spinach or broc,

blackened chicken or steak,

artichoke hearts,

seafood,

and/or whatever you want or have that needs to be eaten. I top mine with lots of red pepper flakes.

Your own Personal Pasta everytime.


World’s Greatest Chicken Marinade


Everyone will go crazy for this chicken.
Mix together the following:
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup lemon juice
Then stir in 2 tblsp dry mustard and salt and pepper and garlic powder
Use this to marinade the chicken as long as you can.
Bake, broil or grill the chicken.
Get ready for the compliments.


Garlic Lemon Chicken

These flavors are perfect together. Simply flour boneless chicken breasts that have been cut into chunks and set aside. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add some chopped garlic and the chicken and cook about 8 minutes, turning each piece a few times. Remove the chicken from the skillet and keep it warm. Add 1 cup of white wine, a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and salt and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom. Cook about 10 minutes until the juice is reduced and add the chicken back to the pan and toss with the sauce. Lemony Garlicy Goodness!


Family Fried Rice (Favorite)

This is perfect for left-over rice or make some earlier in the day and it’s a breeze to put together. Simply brown about 4 or 5 pieces of diced bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and turn down the heat. Slightly beat 3 or 4 eggs and pour them into the hot bacon drippings. Add about a cup of rice and chopped green or regular onions and mix together. Add the bacon and any leftover chopped meat you have on hand. Add (low sodium) soy sauce until the rice is as brown as you like it. Stir well and cook on low heat about 15 more minutes. This is so good for any leftover meat or seafood. Your family will like it better than Chinese takeout. Red pepper flakes are optional.


Chicken Leg Love

Everyone LOVES Chicken Legs…except vegetarians. There is not a simpler, more delicious, healthier dinner you can make. I purchase chicken legs in the meat dept of the groc store and put them on a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray and season. Cook on low until crispy and ready to serve. You can then serve them plain or splash them with a favorite sauce such as hot sauce or teriyaki (and sesame seeds), even barbeque sauce.These are just as good hot or cold. Love the legs!


Quiche/Pie

This is one of my very favorite receipes of all time. It comes from my Mother-in-Law and you can use ANYTHING in it. Simply put 1 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of melted butter, 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of Bisquick and seasoning in a blender. Pour into a pie pan then sprinkle any veggie(spinach, broc, zucchini, etc…) or meat (crumbled bacon, chopped ham, leftover meat, etc…) and top with shreded cheese (your favorite or whatever you have that needs to be eaten). Gently push it down into the egg mixture and Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let it sit until firm. This works for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. By the way, for kids I call this “Pie”.