Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Fried Rice

This is one of our favorite and easiest recipes and it is Noah approved!

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken
  • Rice (about 3 to 4 cups)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Butter
  • Soy Sauce
  • Onion (optional)

Start by cutting up chicken into bite size pieces. Cook with about 2 tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of soy sauce in a skillet. This would also be the time to add onion if you are.

One your chicken is cooked all the way you will add your cooked rice to the pan with a little more butter and soy sauce. I honestly don't measure this out and just keep adding until it looks good. While my rice is warming up I scramble 3 eggs in a separate pan and then mix them in.

If you wanted to you can add in a can of mixed veggies to make this a little more healthy. I then continue to cook for about 15 minutes over low heat stirring occasionally.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cheeseburger Sliders

Since tomorrow is the Super Bowl (Go Pack Go!) I wanted to post a recipe that we tried this week that would be perfect for a Super Bowl party. I found this recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs and thought I would give it a try. I changed it up just a little bit since I was making less.

In a large bowl mix Hamburger meat, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and pepper. Use a small scoop or tbsp to measure out small amounts of the meat mixture to make your patties and then cook them in a skillet

Continue until you have cooked all of the patties and then cut the rolls in half to make the buns. You can top these with any of your favorite burger toppings. We only used cheese because the meat had lots of flavor from the Worcestershire sauce.

These are great to take to a party or to make for dinner!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pigs in a Blanket

This is a super easy recipe that can be used for breakfast/brunch, a snack, or a party food. You only need 2 ingredients!

Preheat oven to 375. Cut crescent rolls into 3 pieces and roll the pieces around the little smokies and place on baking sheet. Cook for 12 minutes and enjoy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

So as I was deciding on my meal plan for the week I asked Trace if he wanted Beef Enchiladas, he then replied I really like your mom's chicken enchiladas better than your beef ones. So instead of hitting him in the head I tried to remember the chicken enchiladas recipes. I'm not 100% sure if this is her exact recipe so I'm going to check with her but these turned out pretty good.

  • 2 to 3 Chicken Breasts (Boiled and Shredded)
  • Onion (Chopped)
  • Garlic to taste
  • 1 Can Chopped Green Chilies
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 to 10 Tortillas
  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Jack Cheese Blend (Shredded)

Saute onions, green chilies, and garlic

Add Chicken and Cream Cheese. Stir on low heat until cheese melts and is blended.

Divide meat mixture into tortillas and place in pan. Cover with shredded cheese and slowly pour heavy cream covering the entire dish.

Bake at 375 for 30 mins

This turned out really good and made a ton! We actually had leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Butter Dips (Easy Biscuits)

I love trying new recipes especially the ones I find on other cooking blogs. I like seeing real pictures of the recipes that people have cooked and not pictures of what a cook book has manipulated different things to show you what it should look like. One of my favorite cooking blogs is Plain Chicken she has lots of recipes I want to try out so you will see me linking to her a lot. My first attempt at one of her recipes is a pretty simple one. It's an easy biscuit recipe. I think this is the first recipe I've tried were I actually already had all the ingredients on hand! I was so excited about that.

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup buttermilk or milk

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Cut the butter into small pieces and place them in a 8-inch square microwave safe baking dish. Put the dish in the microwave to melt the butter.

While the butter is melting mix the dry ingredients together then stir in 2/3 cup of milk and mix together to form a loose dough. You can add more milk up to 1 cup as needed. Remove dish from microwave and press dough over the melted butter. Using a knife cut the biscuits into 9 or 12 pieces.

Bake for 12-15 minutes

Then serve it up! Trace and Noah loved them.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


There is nothing like walking in the door after a long day at work and having a nice warm home cooked meal waiting for you. One of our favorite meals to have during these cold winter months is Roast beef with potatoes and carrots. It is also a very easy meal to throw in your slow cooker before you head out to work.

  • Roast (1.5 to 2 lbs)
  • Carrots
  • Red Potatoes
  • 1 Packet of Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 to 2 cans of Beef Broth ( I use one can of broth and one can of water)

I spray my slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and then place the roast in the bottom of the pan. I top that with the dry onion soup mix and carrots. Then wash the potatoes and cut them in halves or fourths depending on the size and place them on top. Cover with broth and/or water and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Then serve it up! Yummy!!!