Friday, September 26, 2008

Kevin's Favorite Cookie

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup & 2 tbsp oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and peanut butter chips; stir until smooth. Stir in granola and pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lining baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Potatoes and Chicken Fiesta

1 box of Scalloped potatoes
2 1/4 cups boiling water
3/4 cup of milk
2/3 cup of shredded taco style cheese
1/3 cup salsa
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Heat oven to 450. Cut chicken into bitesize chunks; cook in skillet.

Prepare potatoes by directions on box.

Combine all ingredients in 2 quart casserole dish.

Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Shanghai Chicken & Noodles

Prep Time: 15 min
Total: 25 min
Makes: 6 servings

What You Need:
1 1/4 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts,
cut into 1/4 inch slices
12 oz uncooked fettuccine
1 bag stir-fry or chop suey vegetables
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.

Meanwhile, spray nonstick wok or 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until brown. Add vegetables and mushrooms; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.

Stir hoisin sauce into chicken mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add fettuccine; toss until well coated and heated through.

Calories: 385
Fat: 7g

I also added bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.
I found the hoisin sauce in the oriental section at Wal-Mart,
but I think we'll try stir-fry sauce next time.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Golden Crusted Pork Chops

Golden Crusted Pork Chops w/Green Beans

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min
Makes: 6 servings

What you need:
1 pkg. (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
3 tbsp. Miracle Whip Dressing
3 tbsp. Grey Poupon Hearty Spicy Brown Mustard
6 bone-in pork chops
3 cups frozen green beans
2 tbsp Italian dressing

PREHEAT oven to 425. Prepare stuffing as directed on package.
Mix Miracle Whip and mustard; set aside.

PLACE chops in 13x9 baking dish; brush with half of the mustard mixture. Turn chops over; brush with remaining mustard mixture. Top with stuffing; cover with foil. Bake 10 min.

MEANWHILE, place beans on large sheet of foil; drizzle with Italian dressing. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet. Uncover chops; place bean packet in over. Bake chops and beans 20 min. or until chops are cooked through (160F) and beans are heated through.

Calories: 470
Fat: 23 g

Hamburger Helper

1 box Velveeta shells & cheese
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 can Rotel tomatoes/peppers

Brown the hamburger.

Prepare noodles as box advises.

Once cooked, combine noodles, hamburger and Rotel.
Then add cheese.

We love this, so quick and easy.