Friday, July 25, 2008

My family's favorite meals

This one is for you Warren:

Thai Chicken Burritos
Cooked chicken breast marinated in Soy Vay Very Very Teriyaki
Black Beans
Shredded Cheese
Green onions
Big tortilla
Lots of peanut sauce

Roast Beef Pesto Sandwiches
Roast beef
Sourdough bread
Provolone or Swiss
Grill it up on the George Foreman panini style

Tortellini "Soup"
It's not really soup but that's what Livi calls it
Refrigerated fresh tortellini (or frozen)
Tomato Soup
Onion flavored cream cheese
Chicken broth (2 cans)

Cook the tortellini as directed on the package but in chicken broth not water
When it gets to a boil scoop out some chicken broth and whisk it in a separate bowl with the cream cheese and tomato soup. Whisk until smooth, pour it all in with the tortellini and simmer for about 15 minutes. You can add Italian Sausage too.

Kelly's Chicken
Chicken breast (diced)
Brown sugar
Black beans
(could add corn)

Cook the chicken breast(s) in butter until nearly cooked through. Add a handful of brown sugar, cook until the brown sugar melts, add about a cup of salsa per chicken breast. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in Black beans (and corn if you want). Put it on your plate, mix it up with some rice and use torn pieces of tortilla like a utensil...scoop or pinch and shovel it in.

Wicked Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
Family Size Cream of Chicken (or whatever your favorite "cream of" soup is)
Favorite 1 pound bag of frozen mixed veggies
Cooked Diced Chicken-2 big breasts (hehe)
Lots of pepper

Put one crust on the bottom of a pie plate
Mix all the crap in a big bowl
Dump it on the crust
Put the other crust on top
Pinch the sides together
Cut slits in the top
Bake at 475 for about 30 minutes (until golden brown)
This makes a lot of pot pie but you can cut the crusts and make it in two smaller oven safe containers and freeze them. When you cook a frozen one don't thaw it first just cook it longer.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head! The nice thing about all of these (except the pot pie) is you can make as little or as much as you'd like.
I'm sure I'll be able to think of more later. I'll let you know.


N*88 said...

I'm doing the thai chicken burritos and pesto roast beef this week, yum!

Jann said...

I tried the "Wicked Chicken" and it was glad to have that in my forte' now...we had some friends over and had a great time eating...LOL
Thanks again,
and BTW...I can't wait for fall colors and sweaters that are soft and warm...:o)