Thursday, September 10, 2009

Help Wanted

I hesitate to do this because I don't want to pressure anyone who doesn't feel comfortable leaving a comment to do so, but I'm desperate!

I am back in school- another grueling semester- and when mom's in school, the meals at my home suffer.  Or should I say my family suffers?  Either way, I leave around 4:30 p.m. on school days and haven't been so good (in the past) at leaving my family something wonderful cooking in the oven.  But that is all about to change my friends!  You know why?  Read on....this is where you come in.  (don't be afraid!)

I just know that every one of you out there has at least one fast, easy, yummy, family-favorite, tried and true, standby that you could share with someone as desperate as I am.  

Please, please, I-beg-on-my-knees, share your recipes with me.  Do you realize what this could mean?  I could have five or six new recipes to try (that is if ALL of you comment! ) But wait!  Here's the exciting part!  This is what I'll do for you....

After all of the comments with your wonderful recipes have been read, I will put them all together and post them on a blog so they can be printed out- really soon- so that you can enjoy them too!  Do you see how great this could be?  Oh dear, this is starting to sound like one of those awful chain mail letters.  I hate those things!

I promise- one recipe is all you have to do.  Just one tiny one.  I'll do the rest.  See how easy it will be?

So pull out your recipe cards and send your favorite one my way!  And my family thanks you!


  1. Great idea! I'm making homemade mac-n-cheese tonight:

    Preheat oven to 350. Boil water and cook 2 cups of dry elbow macaroni.
    Saute one small diced onion (if you like onion)
    Add one can of Cream of Anything (I like Celery or Mushroom)
    Fill the empty can with milk and add that. Stir all together until mixed.
    Add two cups of shredded cheddar cheese (I like it sharp).
    Drain noodles and pour them in a sprayed 9x13 pan. Add your cheese mixture and stir until mixed well. Sprinkle crushed Ritz crackers on top if you like a little crunch.
    Bake covered for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 5 minutes.

    Yummy and EASY!

  2. Hey, I recently found a website plum full of exactly what you are looking for.

    Here's one that we tried & loved. So easy & Yummy!
    Pulled Pork Enchiladas
    1 pork roast
    1 jar salsa
    2 cups brown sugar
    8-10 flour tortillas
    2 cups cheddar or favorite mixed cheeses, grated
    2 cups lettuce, shredded
    1 cup sour cream

    Combine roast, salsa and brown sugar in slow cooker and cook on low 8 hours or on high 5 hours. Shred with fork. Serve in tortillas with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream as toppings.

  3. Love this idea! And it doesn't get any easier than this.

    Mediterranean Chicken & Mushrooms

    3 Tbsp. Butter
    1 onion, chopped
    5 cloves garlic smashed
    1 bag frozen chicken (3 lbs)
    1 box mushrooms cut in thick slices
    1 box cream cheese
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing
    salt and pepper to taste

    Saute onion in butter of medium heat. Add garlic to onions during the last 5 minutes stirring constantly.

    Place remaining ingredients in a large crock pot (leave chicken frozen) and top with onions. Cook on high 6 hours stir occassionally.

    Serve over rice. If you don't have a rice cooker get one! They are the best! I don't even like mushrooms but it gives the dish a better flavor so I just pick them out when I'm eating.

  4. Chicken Broccoli

    I just put frozen chicken (already cooked)
    like the strips from sams club...
    cooked broccoli
    chicken gravy over that
    then box stuffing over the top...
    bake until cooked thru..
    my family love love loves it!! Not much of a recipe...but yummmm!!!

  5. Here is an easy crock pot recipe that I like to make. There are a couple of variations, but I opt for the lower fat one.

    Creamy chicken

    Place 2-4 chicken breast in pot
    poor a packet (or half of one) of italian dressing mix over chicken
    Poor in a can of chicken broth
    cook on low for 3-4 hrs

    shred chicken and add 1 pkg cream cheese and half a can of crm of chicken. cook on low an additional 30 min

    You can omit some crm cheese and some crm of chicken soup. Depending on how much chicken you use you might not need a whole can of broth.

    One friend cuts her chicken up and puts everything in at the beginning, so your hubby wouldn't have to do anything.

    Serve over rice

    Really easy and good.