Sunday, September 20, 2009

New and Improved Ranch Chicken

I've modified this recipe, and it's so much better now!

I combine the chicken in the crock pot with a can of cream of chicken soup and an envelope of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix. I add a small amount of butter - maybe 2 tablespoons. We still serve it over rice.

Yum! Much better! :)

Chicken Soup

1 package chicken tenders
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots
1 cup mini-pasta

Boil chicken tenders until fully cooked. Remove chicken from broth and shred - put aside. Add onion, celery, and carrots to broth and let simmer until soft. Add chicken and pasta and let simmer until pasta is fully cooked. If you want a richer broth, you can add a cup or 2 of chicken broth to the soup. You could also add more noodles and make chicken noodle soup.

This was the perfect meal a few weeks ago when Jamie was coming down with a cold. Great in the winter too!

Ground Beef Casserole

I have several new recipes, and haven't updated in ages. This one is really good, and Elise actually loves it!

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup Minute Rice
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1 can diced tomatoes
6 slices of American cheese

Fry meat & chopped onion. Drain fat. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for about 10 mins. Spread in 9x13 dish and place cheese slices on top. Let cook on 350 degrees until cheese is melted (about 10-15 minutes).