Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Casserole

This meal was from our freezer meal swap.  We all really liked this meal.  Syd was telling the rest of us it was nasty so she could eat it all herself!

We will definitely be making this again as a meal and a freezer meal!

1 lb. chicken, diced and cooked in a skillet with a little salt & pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can diced green chilies (4 oz. or 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup milk (fill up the soup can about halfway)
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup sour cream

Layer soup mixture in a small casserole dish with:
corn tortillas--about 9
shredded cheddar cheese (abt 1/2 lb.)

Spray dish with cooking spray.  Tear corn tortillas to cover bottom of pan, layer 1/2 soup mixture, then cover with cheese.  Repeat so there are three layers of tortillas, soup mixture and cheese, ending with shredded cheese on top.  Bake at 350 until warm thoroughly and bubbly on the edges (30 minutes or more).  Serve with plain cooked rice.  Can also top with shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, and/or pico de gallo.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kool Aid Play Dough

This is one of the softest play doughs ever!  It doesn't hurt that it smells amazing either!
1 cup flour                                                                   1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid
¼ cup salt                                                                    1 cup water
2 TBL cream of tartar                                                 1 TBL oil

Mix together in saucepan first four ingredients.  Then stir in water and oil.  Stir over medium heat until it forms in center of pan.  Take off heat and knead on flour surface.  Store in refrigerator.  Great play dough!  Smells like flavor and doesn’t leave salty film. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches

I made this last Sunday to try out for my freezer meal swap.  We loved it!

Roast  (I used about a 3 lb. chuck roast)
1 can of French onion soup
1 can of beef broth1 TBL worchestire sauce

Cook in crock pot in high for 8 hours. (Maybe less depending on your crock pot). Shred meat. Pour drippings into a pot and boil about 5 minutes (mine boiled in the crock pot enough that I didn't do this. Toast buns and serve with meat inside. Dip in sauce. Could add a slice of provolone cheese to your sandwich.  This made enough for 10 sandwiches with plenty of leftovers.

We had a lot of left overs so I just put it in a bag with the extra drippings on top. It would even just be a great roast!

ETA: We had the leftovers for Sunday dinner yesterday just as a roast (I froze the leftovers from last week's meal). I added a cup of beef broth to my crock pot since most of the liquid was used from last Sunday's meal and just cooked it on low for 6 hours.   It was AWESOME and so tender!!!!

Cinnamon Rolls

My family was in the mood for cinnamon rolls today after church so we made these!  I'm always looking for cinnamon roll that's soft and light.  These were awesome!  Probably because I had a good helper and we were patient in the rising!

2 cups scalded milk                                                     1 cup warm water
2 heaping TBL yeast                                                   2 tsp salt
½ cup sugar                                                                 2 eggs
7 cups flour (approx.)                                                  1 TBL oil

Put sugar and salt in pan.  Add milk.  Add water; when body temp, add yeast, dissolve.  Add 2 cups flour or until spongy (sometimes 4 cups...we had to do 4 cups).  Add 1 cup raisins then oil and eggs.  Gradually add rest of flour.  Let rise 1 hour.  Roll out.  Line with butter.  Fill with cinnamon and brown sugar.  Roll up and slice.  Let rise and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

We made one pan with just cinnamon sugar and brown sugar in the middle and the other pan we added cinnamon sugar, brown sugar, coconut, and chocolate chips.  They were both soft!  YUM!!!

For the glaze I just mixed powdered sugar (approx. 2 cups) with milk (approx 2 TBL), about 1 TBL butter, a dash of salt, and a dash of vanilla.  Sorry about the approximates but that's just how I make glaze.  Add more powdered sugar if too thin.  Add more milk if too thick.