Friday, February 27, 2015

Rice-A-Roni Turkey Casserole

Our family is completely hit and miss with casseroles. This one is a huge hit and it is super easy to whip up. Easy to adjust too.

 Rice-A-Roni Turkey Casserole

1 (6 1/2 ounce) boxes chicken rice-a-roni
1 teaspoon chicken soup base
1 lb ground turkey
1 (16 ounce) bags frozen peas

  1. Brown turkey in large skillet. Remove from skillet and place in a serving bowl.
  2. Make chicken rice-a-roni per instructions on box and add 1 tsp chicken soup base.
  3. During the last 5 minute of cooking time for rice-a-roni add the cooked ground turkey and the frozen peas. Stir and replace lid to skillet. When time is up for the rice-a-roni casserole is done.
NOTES: I have subbed a frozen mixed veg from Costco for the peas. Also I have omitted the soup base as well. I always add fresh ground pepper. 

Our family of 4 loves this and the Dad is lucky to get enough for a lunch the next day! Hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pot Luck Favorite - Frito Corn Salad

Well the boy had a scout potluck tonight. The girls had other obligations so we had to miss out but the boy requested our corn salad. Again it was a hit. It is so easy to make and super yummy too! I had to buy extra to make some for at home we will be enjoying tomorrow night with supper. So as requested here it is....

Frito Corn Salad
2 cans yellow kernel corn, drained
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced and chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced and chopped
1/2 purple onion, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 ounces of chili cheese flavor Frito corn chips

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the chips.
  2. Add the chips in before serving otherwise the chips will get soggy.
  3. Red peppers are expensive so you can just use green instead.
NOTE: I add seasonings since we don't have the flavored corn chips in Canada. SO I add fresh ground pepper and either season salt or cajun seasoning. 

Hope you enjoy as much as our family does!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Anniversary Chicken

Well we still are alive but seriously crazy busy. The punks keep me hopping and really with no time for myself but will be trying to post many more recipes for sure! I am trying to get the kids so cook more and be more involved in meal choices and planning.

Anniversary Chicken

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce ( I recommend low-sodium, it seems to be too salty with regular teriyaki)
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 ounces bacon bits
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley ( for garnish)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken breasts and sauté 4 to 5 minutes each side until lightly browned.
  4. Place browned chicken breasts in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Brush with teriyaki sauce, then spoon on salad dressing.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon bits.
  7. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve. 
  9. NOTE: we used Caesar dressing (from Coscto) & butterflied out chicken they were HUGE. Also didn't have green onions but will make with chives next time for sure. As well we will next time will put the cheese on in the last 5 mins or so. 
This recipe was a HIT so easy and quick and a kid friendly as well! Hope you all enjoy!