I've been trying a lot of recipes lately to see what we like and what works well. When I finished student teaching my freshman gave me a lot of recipes. Some have been hit and miss, but some we have found that we really enjoy.
our favorite [this is definitely not a "light" recipe:
CHICKEN FETTUCCINI ALFREDO
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced [I didn't put these in ours :)]
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed [I used minced]
2 T margarine, melted
3 c chopped cooked chicken [I lightly seasoned]
1 8oz pkg. fettuccine, uncooked
1/2 c whipping cream
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
2 T chopped fresh parsley
1/4 t ground white pepper [i used black]
Cook first 4 ingredients in 2 T butter in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until veggies are tender. Add chicken, and cook until thoroughtly heated. Set aside and keep warm.
Cook fett. according to pkg. directions; drain and place in a large bowl.
Combing whipping cream, 1/2 c butter in a small saucepan; cook over low hear until butter melts. Stir in parmesean cheese, parsely, and pepper.
Pour whipping cream mixture over hot fett.; add chicken mixture. Toss until fett. is thoroughly coated.
Yield: 6-8 servings.
[This makes a lot. Brent and I enjoyed it for a few days...we were HAPPY to stretch this one out. Delicious. On the back of this recipe my student wrote, " I'll miss having you in class. Thank you for making it so enjoyable. Best of wishes!" What a special gift to have.]
Another good one, and it's super easy:
1 1/2 lbs. beef
1 pk taco seasoning
1 can cream/mushroom soup [I used cream of chicken and it was also good]
1 cup cooked tomatoes/ tomato sauce
1 cp cheese
Brown meat; add taco seasoning, soup, and tomato sauce. Grease casserole dish [I believe I used a 2 qt.], put slightly crushed chips on bottom of dish. Pour in meat mix. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese melts.
[I also found that adding rice to this stretched it, and we both really liked the taste with the rice as well. The bottom chips do get soggy, but we just add a few fresh ones on top after re-heating it and it still tastes good as new!]
I got this muffin recipe from Carrie. She makes them for her son, as they are from the cookbook Deceptively Delicious and have veggie and fruit in them! Brent can't get enough of them and they are so easy to make!
1 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C carrot puree
1/2 ripe bananna
1 large egg white
1 C wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Mix all ingredients well.
Drop in greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. [mine are usually done at about 13!]
That's all for now. As I discover more I will add them :) ENJOY! YUM!