Tuesday, June 26, 2012

You Eat What?!

A lot of you have asked...

"What do you feed your kids/family?!"

{Here is a look at some of our favorite 'menu' items}

Pizza bubbles
3 cans of Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits
1 jar of pizza sauce (1 can will work too)
1 bag of shredded cheese (I use a mixture of Colby Jack and Mozzarella)
About 30 pepperonis (optional)

Grease two 8" circle pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut all of the biscuits into 4's.Pour the pizza sauce into a medium sized bowl. Place the cut biscuits into the pizza sauce and make sure they are well coated. Divide them in half and put half in each pan. (optional) Dice up about 20 pepperonis and sprinkle them onto of the biscuits. Cover (both pans) with half of the bag of cheese. (optional) lay the other 10 pepperonis on top of the cheese. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese starts getting golden brown.

Pigs in a blanket
Hot Dogs
Crescent Rolls

Wrap each hot dog in a crescent roll and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until golden brown.

Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Chicken, cooked and cubed
Ranch dressing

Take the ingredients you like and add them on top of your tortilla in a line, in the middle. Top with the dressing of your choice. Fold and roll.

Roll ups
Black olives
Deli turkey
Cream cheese

Spread cream cheese over the whole tortilla. Then add all ingredients on top. Roll up and slice in small cuts.

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp olive oil
6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp panko
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken. Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
8 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste 


Place cubed potatoes into a glass dish, and cook in the microwave oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until soft. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Stir in the potatoes and onion, and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the sour cream and Cheddar cheese until melted and well blended. Season with salt and pepper.

BLT Pasta
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 box of penne pasta
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
8 pieces of bacon
1 cup of cherry tomatoes (I used 1/2 cup diced Roma tomatoes)
1 cup of milk
Cook pasta according to box, then drain and rinse. While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet on medium high heat and mix together milk, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese till smooth and combined. You can keep your cherry tomatoes whole, but I choose to use Roma tomatoes, so I diced them up. Cook bacon and crumble. Mix pasta with cream cheese sauce.  Add spinach, tomatoes and Italian seasoning and mix well. Add the bacon before serving.

Nacho Chicken Casserole
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (11 oz) Green Giant Mexican corn with peppers (there is a frozen version too)
1 can (4.5 oz) Chopped Chilies, undrained
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1 cup broken tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dice and cook chicken. Spray 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In casserole dish, add chicken and rice and tomatoes, cream of chicken soup, taco seasoning, corn mixture (I used the frozen kind) and cheese. Mix everything together. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until rice is tender and mixture is heated through. Take out of the oven and top with the rest of the cheese and the tortilla chips. Bake about 10 minutes longer.

Bacon cheeseburger pasta
1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. of penne pasta
1 can (10 oz.) of Tomato soup (I used tomato sauce)
8 strips of bacon-cooked and diced
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lowery's Seasoning to taste (it didn't call for this, but I added it and it added a lot of flavor)

Cook the Penne pasta according to the box. In a large sauce pan, brown ground beef on Medium, till brown. Add can of tomato soup/sauce and mix well. Season with salt pepper and Lowery's seasoning (if you choose to). Add cooked/drained pasta to meat mixture. Mix well. Add bacon and cheese and cover with a lid. Let cheese melt and then serve.

 Easy Chicken Pot Pie 
2 cans of ready to serve gravy
Onion (to taste)
Your favorite veggies (I chose carrots, peas and corn)
Chicken (I used leftover rotisserie chicken)
Refrigerated pie shells (2)
Other seasonings that you like
Pour both cans of gravy into a sauce pan and heat till they thicken. Dice onions, and add them to the gravy. Dice the chicken to your desired size. Add chicken, and veggies to the gravy mixture. Line a pie dish with one of the pie crusts. Mix all ingredients in the gravy mixture, including spices. Pour gravy mixture into the pie crust. Place the other pie crust onto and cut around the edges. Then take a fork and press around the edge of the whole pie. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes.

Peanut Butter Chicken
8 or 10 pieces frying chicken (I used some thighs and some breasts, since my hubby and I like opposites)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 extra lg. or jumbo egg
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. flour
Cracker crumbs (I used a whole sleeve of saltine crackers)
1/2 stick butter- melted

Stir egg, peanut butter, salt and pepper together to blend. Beat milk into peanut butter mixture until thoroughly blended and smooth. Rinse chicken pieces in cold water and drain.
Put flour in a bag and shake chicken pieces to coat. Dip chicken pieces in batter, coat with cracker crumbs. Place chicken pieces in lightly greased baking dish or pan. Drizzle melted butter on top of each chicken piece. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until tender.

White chicken pizza
Chicken, cooked and cubed
Alfredo sauce
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Refrigerated pizza dough (I made mine homemade)
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Italian seasoning

Cook dough according to package. Spread the Alfredo sauce on the cooked and cooled crust. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the pizza and bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Burito Bowls
Chicken (I use leftover rotisserie chicken)
Sour cream
Tortilla Chips
(any ingredients you may like)

Spoon rice onto your plate and then top with the ingredients that you like. Put some crunched up tortilla chips on top for some crunch.


anika♥Lee said...

These recipes look easy and awesome. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to trying a good handful of these!!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Thanks for sharing all these recipes! I'm going to give a few a try!

J said...

for the blt pasta, how much spinach do you use (and frozen or fresh)?

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