Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cheesy Chicken & Rice


I'm always trying to find new and easy recipes to make for my family (especially with an UBER picky toddler) with fall here and the temperatures decreasing I was looking for something warm, goofy and hearty to fill us up and this was a hit for my husband and I. My toddler just looked at it but there is always next time!

Ingredients:

  • 2 can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups rice (pre-cooked)
  • 1 packet Italian seasoning
  • 1.5lbs chicken
  • 1 - 8oz pack of cheese (I justed colby jack)

Directions:
  1. Cook chicken with a little bit of the Italian seasoning and then cut into bite-size pieces. 
  2. While the chicken was cooking, I mixed together the soup, water, the cheese, and rice in a 13 x 9 baking dish. 
  3. Mix well, making sure all the rice is covered. 
  4. Stir in chicken pieces
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup

If you've been here long enough you know I have a thing for stuffed peppers, however, I'm far too lazy to make the normal stuffed peppers and while I do have a crockpot recipe I did find that it can over soften the rice and turn it to mush. (Still yummy but reminds me of my infant's food LOL).


The other day around 3 o'clock I got a hankering for stuffed peppers so I decided to do some digging and found a easy stuffed pepper soup recipe that I was able to throw together with my son in about an hour (prep won't take a sans-kid adult this long but a toddler helping and an infant crying will slow you down a bit LOL) I opted to double the recipe so I had lunch for a few extra days that week (or more like enough for us to eat it for lunch and give my mother a large Tupperware of it too whoops)

It turned out delicious and was a quick, great, and warm meal to pop in the microwave the rest of the week.

I cooked the recipe fit for 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic (warning this was a LOT of garlic I'd recommend cutting in half)
  • 2 green peppers diced
  • 2 - 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 56 oz of water
  • 4 tablespoons beef bouillon granules (4 cubes)
  • 4 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 6 cups of rice - prepped
Directions:
  1. In a large dutch oven, cook beef, Italian sausage and onions over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients excepted for rice; bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  4. Stir in rice and simmer for 5 more minutes.