Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gourmet Cooking tonight


Sometimes menus need to be redone.
Tonight was frozen pizza. We're leaving town tomorrow and are about to move....but something tells me that's not the only reason ;)

I am looking to compile lots recipe ideas that are yummy and thrifty. The most bang for your buck, if you will. If you have lots of inexpensive meal ideas, let me know!


  1. 2 step chicken:
    brown 4 chicken breasts in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
    pour in .5 cup water and 1 can cream of mushroom soup. Simmer for 15-20 minutes

    I like to serve it with mashed potatoes (instant cause they are cheap and easy) and you can pour the leftover soup on top as gravy

  2. I have another one I thought I'd share... I brought the leftovers for lunch and several people said they wanted to try it. I figured since I have the recipe typed up anyway, here you go: Mexican Chicken Casserole
    Doritos Chips
    2 Cups Shredded Chicken (already cooked)
    1 Cup Sour Cream
    1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
    1 Small can of green chilies
    2 Cups Colby/Monterey Jack Cheese
    1 Small can of sliced olives
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Layer the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish with crushed Doritos. (We usually use Nacho Cheese flavor, but you can be as adventurous as you choose!) We leave them in big chunks, just smash them against the bottom so they flatten out and make a good layer.
    • Spread the shredded chicken over the chips.
    • Mix sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and green chilies in a bowl and then pour over the chicken. Even it out as much as you can.
    • Sprinkle cheese and olives on the top.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes (until the cheese gets all melty)

    Top with the garnishes of your choice! I usually go with taco sauce, but some enchilada sauce, extra sour cream, or salsa would work pretty well too. My husband (being an avid Dorito fan) also decided to put an extra really thin layer of crushed chips between the soup layer and the cheese layer. It doesn’t need it, but it wasn’t bad. Try it both ways…