Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Chicken Divan

2-10 oz. bags of broccoli florets
3 chicken breasts cubed or shredded
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 c. Miracle Whip
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. curry
grated cheese

Spray 9 x 13 pan with Pam and spread broccoli evenly in dish. Cover with chicken. Combine other ingredients and spread over chicken and broccoli. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top and cover with bread crumbs (about 3 pieces of bread torn into bite size pieces).

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

Friday, January 20, 2006


This is one of my husband's favorites that he requests a lot.

2 lbs. stew meat
2 cans cream of celery
1 can cream of mushroom
1 envelope Lipton onion soup
3 soup cans water
Kitchen Bouquet (for color) - to taste

Combine ingredients, and chopped onion, potatoes, carrots, and celery to taste - as much or as little of each as you like.

I bring it to a boil on the stove top and reduce to low heat so it simmers for 3-4 hours. Stir often and scrape the bottom as it may burn.

You can add frozen petite peas just before serving. Also cooks in the oven for 3-4 hours at 325 degrees.

Hint: Kitchen Bouquet comes in a dark colored bottle with a yellow label and yellow lid. It is on the same section of the grocery store as ketchup, barbeque sauce, etc.

Edit: I recently made this in the crockpot for the first time, and it just didn't work. I will be sticking to the stovetop or oven in the future.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Tweety Pancakes (Crepes)

This name comes from my little cousin who couldn't say "Sweedish Pancakes."

10 eggs
2 c. flour
2 c. milk
1 Tbl. sugar

Add small amounts of milk if needed for right consistency.

Beat together with electric mixer and add milk to make the consistency of gravy.

Set burner on stove at #7. Spray small fry pan with “Pam” cooking spray before pouring batter into pan. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the center of the pan and roll pan around until completely coated with batter. When crepe is barely starting to brown, turn over and cook other side. It doesn’t take very long. Makes about 20 crepes. Can be stored in the fridge or frozen (layered between sheets of wax paper).

Serve with butter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top for breakfast or with strawberries and whipped cream for a dessert.

Honey Butter

1 stick butter (not margarine)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
about 1 Tbl. marshmellow creme
1 c. honey

Whip cold butter in KitchenAid with whisk attachment. Add marshmellow creme and vanilla. Slowly add honey while mixer is going. When all of honey is added, scrape down sides and mix again until combined.


These are one of my favorite things to bake at Christmas.

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. light molasses (yellow lid)
2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
2 c. flour

Roll into small balls and roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. (Watch them closely, you want them to be soft and chewy when they cool.)

Chicken Dumplings

Mix: 6 oz. cream cheese
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 tbl. butter softened

Stir in 2 c. cubed chicken, 2/3 c. chopped mushrooms, and 1/2 c. chopped celery. Separate 2 packages crescent rolls into triangles. Put about 1/4 c. mixture in the widest part of each crescent roll.

Roll wide sides to point, tuck point underneath and seal the edges well so mixture does not come out during baking.

Roll each dumpling in melted butter (4 Tbl.) and roll in bread or corn flake crumbs. (2/3 c.) Cook on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with gravy: 1 can cream of chicken soup mixed with 1/2 c. milk.

Serving suggestions: mashed potatoes and additional gravy, vegetables.

Note: This last time I made these I chopped the mushrooms and celery very fine with my new food chopper. Didn't like it as much as when they are in bigger chunks just cut up with my knife.

I got the food chopper after cutting the end of my thumb really bad last summer while dicing an onion. The food chopper now mostly specialized in onions, and it is so worth it! PS. My thumb is just fine.

Broccoli Chicken

2 packages Rice-a-Roni Chicken flavor (6.9 oz.)
4 Tbl. butter
2 tsp. basil
chicken tenders
2 c. of broccoli, fresh or frozen
1 chopped tomato
mozzarella cheese

1. Saute rice with butter until it browns.

2. Add 4 c. water, seasoning packets, and basil. Bring to a boil. Lay chicken on top of rice (cover rice and pack closely as they will shrink). Cover, set on low heat. Simmer 10 minutes.

3. Spread broccoli and tomato on top. Cover 10 more minutes.

4. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover. Let stand 3 minutes.

Tip: I have also used green beans in place of broccoli since my family doesn't like broccoli. I actually cover half the dish with broccoli and the other half with frozen green beans and it turns out great.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Sausage and Rice

3/4 lb. sausage
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 small bunch of celery, chopped small
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1 package Lipton noodle soup
2 1/2 c. water

Brown sausage. Combine rest of ingredients in a covered casserole dish. Bake covered at 350 for 1 hour or on high in microwave for about 30 minutes, until rice is cooked and water is absorbed.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Italian Crockpot Chicken

4-6 frozen chicken breasts
3-4 Tbl. butter or margarine
1 packet Good Seasonings Zesty Italian
(in the salad dressing section)

Cook on high in crockpot for 4 hours. Shred chicken, then mix in the following:

4 oz. cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
milk as needed

Serve over rice or mashed potatoes. Chicken mixture also makes good sandwiches.