Easy quick recipes

Thasia - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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In need of easy and quick recipes that I may be able to teach my kids

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Chris - posted on 07/21/2009

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These are easy and it's so nice that they can be prepared so quickly. . .



Make-Ahead-Chicken

1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

1 tbsp vegetable oil



Cut chicken into ½-in. cubes using Chef’s Knife. Heat oil in 12-in Skillet over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Add chicken and cook 7-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain chicken, if necessary.



Greek Chicken and Orzo Skillet

To Prepare and Freeze:

1 portion “Make-Ahead-Chicken”

2 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-in pieces

1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (14 oz) garlic and onion flavored diced tomatoes

3 tbsp Greek Rub

In Bag 1, combine chicken and zucchini In Bag 2, combine beans, tomatoes, and rub.

To Finish and Serve:

2 cans (14 oz) each chicken broth

½ cup water

1 lb uncooked orzo



To cook and serve immediately:

Add contents of Bag 2, broth and water to 12-in Skillet; cover and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add orzo. Cover and cook 5 minutes (or halfway through cooking time according to package directions), stirring occasionally.

Add contents of Bag 1. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until orzo is tender and zucchini begins to soften. Remove from heat and serve.



To cook and serve from freezer:

Add contents of Bag 2, broth and water to 12-in Skillet; cover and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook 8-10 minutes, breaking contents apart as necessary. Proceed as directed above.



Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

To Prepare and Freeze:

1 portion “Make-Ahead-Chicken

3 cups tortilla chips, finely crushed

2 cups frozen corn

1 can cheddar cheese soup

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

2 tbsp Chipolte rub

In Bag 1, combine chicken, chips and corn. In Bag 2, combine cheese spread, tomatoes and rub.

To Finish and Serve:

2 cups chicken broth



To finish and cook immediately:

Add contents of Bag 2 and broth to (4-qt.) Casserole.

Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally.

Add contents of Bag 1 to Casserole; simmer 4-6 minutes or until soup is thickened. Serve soup with optional toppings, if desired.



To cook and serve from freezer:

Cook contents of Bag 2 and broth as directed above, whisking occasionally using Silicone Sauce Whisk.

Add contents of Bag 1 and cook as directed above, breaking chicken apart as necessary using Bamboo Spatula.



Chicken Dijon Chicken Noodle Toss

To Prepare and Freeze:

1 portion “Make-Ahead Chicken”

2 cups frozen peas

¼ lb deli ham, diced into ¼-in. pieces

1 can (10¾ oz) condensed cream of chicken soup

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

In Bag 1, combine chicken and peas. In Bag 2, combine ham, soup and mustard.

To finish and serve:

12 oz uncooked rotini pasta

½ cup water

8 oz sour cream

1 oz grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

¼ cup snipped fresh parsley



To cook and serve immediately:

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.



Meanwhile, place water and contents of Bag 2 in (12-in.) Skillet; cover. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Add sour cream to Skillet. Reduce heat to medium; add contents of Bag 1. Cover and cook 4-6 minutes or until chicken is hot, stirring occasionally.



Toss cooked pasta with parsley. Spoon chicken mixture over pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.



To cook and serve from freeze:

Cook and drain pasta as directed above.



Meanwhile, place water and contents of Bag 2 in (12-in.) Skillet; cover. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking contents apart as necessary using Bamboo Spatula. Proceed as directed above.

Smoky Black Bean Chicken Wraps

To Prepare and Freeze:

1 portion “Make-Ahead Chicken”

1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

2-3 tablespoons Smoky BBQ rub

2 cups cooked rice



In Bag 1, combine chicken, beans and 1-2 tbs rub In Bag 2, combine rice and 1 tbs rub



To finish and serve:

½ cup water

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

6 11-in flour tortillas

Extra toppings: onion, lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce, extra BBQ sauce



To cook and serve immediately:

Omit water. Place contents of Bags 1and 2 in Large Skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Assemble wraps as deisired.



To cook and serve from freezer:

Add contents of Bag 1 and water to Large Skillet; cover and cook over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes or until hot, breaking chicken apart as necessary.

Add contents of Bag 2 to skillet; cook 4-6 minutes or until heated through.

Mary - posted on 07/19/2009

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Tater tot casserole



1lb of hamburger

1 small onion

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

3 cups of shredded chedar cheese

1 bag of tater tots



Preheat oven 450 degrees. Brown hamburger and onion. Drain the hamburger then place in casserole dish. Mix in the mushroom soup and 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle rest of cheese on top of hamburger. Then spread out the tater tots on top. Bake for 45 minutes or untill tater tots are done.

My family loves this dish.

Kali - posted on 07/19/2009

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I make a cheesy meatloaf that my kids love to help with.

2 pieces of bread torn into small pieces
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup cheese grated or cubed, whichever you prefer
1 1/2 to 2 lbs hamburger
1/2 medium onion chopped
salt and pepper

Pour the milk in the bowl over the bread and let set while you chop the onion and cheese. Add the rest of the ingredients together, (this is where the kids come in, let them get their hands in there and mix it all together). Place in either a loaf pan or 9 by 13 pan, bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, or until done. Enjoy!

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April - posted on 07/30/2009

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Semi-Homemade Buffalo Chicken wings or whatever!

Just get some store bought chicken and dip it you and your kids home made buffalo sauce.

i stick melted butter mixed with 1 cup (more or less depending on how hot you like it ) Franks red hot.

Allison - posted on 07/21/2009

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Hi Thasia, I sell Homemade Gourmet and we have an unbelieveable amount of mixes that help you make quick and EASY meals. They are so good. You can visit my website at www.homemadegourmet.com/Allison12873. Let me know how I can help you. You can also email me at akamador1@sbcglobal.net. I hope this helps.

Tina De - posted on 07/20/2009

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Hi there,

I belong to another 'chat site' Grouprecipes. You will find anything there from cleaning products to recipes. Look it up I am sure you will enjoy it www.grouprecipes.com

Christy - posted on 07/19/2009

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on of mine is a one pan dinner.1 pkg beef smoked sausage cut up into small circles. one big can diced tomatoes. and 3 to 4 cans sliced potatoes. now what i do is drain the potatoes but leave the juice from the tomatoes. also about 2 to 3 cups water just depends on if you like it like a soup , we do . you can add chesse or spice it up how ever you like . it warms up in like 10 minutes.

Trudy - posted on 07/19/2009

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One of my favorite desserts is Black Forest Cherry Trifle. I use a homemade Crazy Cake recipe below (or you can make a box of Devil's Food Cake). After it is baked and completely cooled I alternate layers of the following in a bowl. Scoops or chunks of cake, next layer Cool Whip (I use lite for less calories), next layer Cherry Pie Filling (also available lite), repeat until you have used everything. This is delicious, easy and not heavy!



Crazy Cake



INGREDIENTS

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups cold water



DIRECTIONS

Combine flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Kimberly - posted on 07/17/2009

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I put all of my recipes up on justamomha.com/pantry-gourmet/
I even have a section for easy recipes. I hope you'll check it out!
Kim

Sandra - posted on 07/16/2009

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My 7year old son loves cooking! One of his favourite is chicken soup - he can do it all by himself and pick and chop his favorite vegetables - in his case, carrots, cauliflower and peas - if I help with quantities and cooking time. If I get chicken fillets, he can cut those too, if it's a whole chicken, I prepare it. I let him use organic bouillon powder, which is easy.
Also he likes to make scrambled eggs himself, or fruit salad.

Julie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Macaroni cheese - they can help with stirring
Spaghetti and meatballs (kids can help make the meatballs)
Mexican dishes such as tacos and burritos are great (plus include lots of salad items)

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