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October 6th, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »

New Favorites

Since it has been entirely too long since I posted here, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of our new favorites.

White Chicken Enchiladas: http://joyful-mommas-kitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/white-chicken-enchiladas.html

Potato Soup: http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2011/09/food-potato-soup.html

Rosemary Bread: http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2011/10/food-rosemary-bread.html

Bacon, Cheddar, Chicken & Rice: http://www.whatscookingintheburbs.blogspot.com/2012/07/bacon-cheddar-chicken-and-rice-bake.html

“OMG Chicken”: http://theenchantedcook.blogspot.com/2011/10/parmesan-crusted-chicken-hellmanns-mayo.html

New Taco Bake: http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/05/taco-bake.html

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September 4th, 2013 by Terra | No Comments »

Chicken & Rice Casserole

A friend asked on Facebook this morning for new meal ideas… I had to steal this one. (Changes made to reflect how I would make it).

1 Boiled Chicken
1 Stick Butter
2 Cups Rice
3 Cups Water
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Package Onion Soup Mix


Cook & shred chicken.
Grease 9×13 pan.
Combine the chicken, rice, water, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, sour cream and onion soup mix together and pour into 9×13 pan.
Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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September 4th, 2013 by Terra | No Comments »

Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry

I had two friends post asking for crockpot recipes this afternoon and this one sounded so yummy!

2 bags of frozen stirfry veggies
3 chicken breasts, diced
“World Harbors” Sweet n Sour sauce/marinade

Cook all ingredients in crockpot until veggies are fully cooked

Serve over white rice

 

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December 28th, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »

Sausage & Spinach Calzone

A friend brought us this after our 3rd son was born, and I think I make it once a month now – so yummy!

The only difference, I usually use THIS recipe for my dough (it is seriously the best dough I’ve ever made!) I usually make 4-6 batches at one time and throw them in the freezer so we can have pizza/calzones anytime :) I freeze the dough flat in a ziploc bag and throw it on the counter a few hours before I need to use it, works great!

10oz package frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1lb. sausage, cooked & crumbled
2C package of shredded mozzarella cheese
3T Parmesan cheese (I just use the container, but fresh is so much yummier)
3/4C cottage cheese
1/2C sour cream
2oz cream cheese
1t garlic powder
pepper to taste (I usually omit this, as the sausage has a kick, and adding more would be pushing it for any picky eaters in the house)
1 can pizza dough (or recipe above)
1 jar spaghetti sauce (I always forget this part, but it is just fine without!)

Prepare sausage and steam spinach.

In separate bowl, mix cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic & parm cheese – I use a hand mixer to make this really creamy.

Squeeze the spinach to get out all the water and add it to the cheese mixture, again, mixing with hand beaters.

Add the sausage and mix by hand.

Spray a cookie sheet and roll out the pizza dough. On half, put the sausage/spinach/cheese mixture, covering with mozzarella cheese.

Fold over dough and mash ends.

Bake at 425 for approximately 15-20 minutes (depending on which dough you use, your time will vary).

Heat sauce in sauce pan to use for dipping.

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December 22nd, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »

July Meal Plan

1 – Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu
2 – Sandwiches/Chicken Taquitos (triple)
3 – Out/Chili
4 – Leftovers/Small Group Cookout
5 – Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff
6 – Taco Salads
7 – Carrie’s Chicken
8 – 17 – VACATION
18 – Cheese Stuffed Shells
19 – Tacos
20 – Poppy Seed Chicken
21 – Spinach & Sausage Calzone
22 – Honey Mustard Chicken Strips
23 – BBQ Ckn Wraps/Ravioli Lasagna
24 – Taquitos (in Freezer)/Out after Small Group
25 – Orzo
26 – Sloppy Joe’s
27 – Spaghetti
28 – Taco Bake
29 – Lasagna
30 – Taquitos/Creamy Spinach Ckn Bake
31 – Grill out/Out after Small group

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June 29th, 2011 by Terra | 2 Comments »

June Meal Plan

1 – Sloppy Joes
2 – Japanese take out
3 – Tacos
4 – Corn Dog Muffins/BBQ Chicken Wraps
5 – Chicken Taquitos (Double)/Going away party for friends, grilling out
6 – Honey Mustard Chicken Strips
7 – Taco Bake
8 – Cheese Shells (in freezer)
9 – Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff
10 – Spinach and Sausage Calzone (mom in town)
11 – Red Robin for Zach’s bday/out w/ mom
12 – Out for lunch w/mom/Leftovers
13 – Zach’s birthday – he requested Cheeseburger Rollup and Eclair
14 – Poppy Seed Chicken
15 – Chili (Double/Freeze)
16 – Orzo
17 – Zach’s parents in town Japanese or Pizza
18 – Sandwiches/Out for Zach’s bday
19 – Out after church for Father’s Day/Leftovers after SG
20 – Pizza
21 – Tacos
22 – Spaghetti (double/Freeze Sauce)
23 – Zippy Chili Casserole
24 – Carrie’s Chicken
25 – Grill Out/Dinner with friends
26 – Chicken Taquitos (in freezer)/out after SG
27 – Creamy Chicken Spinach Dinner
28 – Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu
29 – Tortellini
30 – Lime Chicken Tacos
1 – French Bread Pizza
2 – Grill out for lunch

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June 3rd, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »

Beef & Chipotle Burritos

Taken from Simple Slow Cooker Recipes.

1.5lbs boneless beef round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (I might sub in shredded chicken)
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3C chopped onion
1-2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1t dried orgeano, crushed
1/4t ground cumin
1 minced garlic clove
tortilla shells
shredded cheese
Salsa

Trim fat from meat and place in slow cooker. Add tomatoes, onion, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin and garlic

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or 4-5 hours on high

Remove meat, reserve liquid, shred meat. Stir liquid onto meat to moisten.

Spoon into tortillas, top with cheese and salsa.

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April 19th, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »

Coconut Chicken

8 chicken drumsticks
2T cooking oil
1 med. onion, halved and thinly sliced
1t curry powder
1t finely shredded lemon peel
1T lemon juice
1/4t salt
1-1/4C canned coconut milk (unsweetened_
1/4C toasted coconut

Brown the chicken in a large frying pan in oil for about 8 mins, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken and set aside.

In the same pan, cook the onion for 5 minutes, stir in curry and cook for 1 minute. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice and salt. Carefully stir in coconut milk and bring to boiling.

Return chicken to pan until chicken is tender and no pink remains, turning chicken once and stirring occasionally.

Serve chicken sprinkled with toasted coconut.

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April 18th, 2011 by Terra | 1 Comment »

Honey Bun Cake

My husband brought home this recipe from a co-worker. I confess, I was very skeptical. I made it today.

Oh. My. Word.

It pretty much melts in your mouth. It’s amazing.

batter:
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 vegetable oil
4 eggs
1C sour cream

Brown Sugar mixture:
1C light brown sugar
1t cinnamon
1/2C chopped pecans (I omitted these, because I didn’t have them)

Icing:
2C confectioner’s sugar
4T milk
1t Vanilla (I omitted this as well. I’ve never been a huge fan of vanilla flavoring with my powder sugar icing)

Mix batter ingredients well.

Mix brown sugar ingredients in a separate bowl.

Pour half the cake batter in a well greased/floured 9×13 pan. Top with half the brown sugar mixture.

Pour remaining batter on top and top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Take a knife and swirl mixture.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Mix icing ingredients and spread over hot cake.

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April 15th, 2011 by Terra | No Comments »