Sunday, October 13, 2013

Beef Stroganoff

This is a great meal to prepare and freeze! All you have to do is unthaw and warm the mixture, heat up some noodles and you're good to go! I often will double this recipe...we eat what we want for dinner then freeze the rest :)

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 bag of wide egg noodles (we use whole wheat)
  • 1 lb ground beef

  1. Brown meat
  2. Let big pot of water come to a boil then add noodles
  3. Boil noodles for 7 minutes then strain
  4. Add soup and sour cream to meat, stir and allow to warm
  5. Once it's warm, serve meat mixture over noodles!

Chicken Pockets

One to please the kids for sure and quick enough to make on those nights where dinner time seems like a rush! 


  • 4 chicken breast halves (I often use less)
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook chicken and cut into pieces
  3. Separate dough into four rectangles. Firmly press the perforations together to seal.
  4. Pat out each rectangle and put chicken in the center of each.
  5. Fill with cheese and fold dough over to close. Press edges firmly to seal completely.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown
I often double this recipe (use two cans of the crescent rolls) as my family enjoys it so much we all gobble it up!

Crock Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken

A very yummy crock-pot meal...wonderful served with rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta!


  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 6 oz jar of pesto
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth 


  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot and mix together
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours
Usually I won't even defrost the chicken and will let it cook ALL day (9-11 hours). It will be falling apart and I will shred it in the crock pot about an hour before we eat so it can all soak in the chicken! 

Chicken Devine

This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law when my husband and I first started dating. Now he prefers my versions over his mamas! I call that a win! :)


  • 5-6 chicken breast halves
  • 1 box ritz crackers
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Boil chicken for 20 minutes
  3. Cool chicken in cold water with strainer
  4. Mix sour cream and soup in a bowl then season with salt and pepper
  5. Tear chicken into small pieces
  6. Layer chicken, half of soup mix then lots of crushed crackers in the glass dish
  7. Layer it all once more
  8. Bake for 24 min or until bubbly
It's also GREAT as leftovers!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

For sure not the HEALTHIEST choice for a family dinner...but it's def a yummy one! And it's a crock pot meal so that makes it also an easy option :)


  • 1 (32 oz) bag of frozen tatar tots
  • 1 (3 oz) bag of bacon pieces
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Spray crock pot with cooking spray
  2. layer 1/2 tater tots on bottom
  3. sprinkle with 1/3 of bacon pieces
  4. top with 1/3 of shredded cheddar
  5. add chicken (uncooked) on top then season with salt and pepper
  6. add 1/3 bacon and 1/3 cheese
  7. cover with the other half of the tater tots
  8. finish with remaining 1/3 cheese and 1/3 bacon
  9. pour milk over the top
  10. cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours
This was actually a favorite meal of my daughter's when she wasn't even a year old yet!!! A guaranteed crowd pleaser!