I've had a request for some of the recipes to menu items this week. (Thanks Megan!) And I thought I would also throw in a couple of others, because they are a favorite with my boys and super easy. So here you go!
Country Potato Soup (this probably serves 6-8 adults)
3 C. potatoes, diced
1/2 C. celery, diced
1/2 C. Onion, diced ( I sprinkle in a little dried onion)
1 1/2 C. Water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 C. Milk
1 C. Sour Cream
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. chives (I use dried ones)
2 C. Shredded cheddar cheese
- Combine potatoes, celery, onion, water, bouillon cubes & salt in a large pan, cook until potatoes are tender (NOT soft, or they will get mushy). About 15 minutes. Then, add one cup milk and heat. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, flour, chives & remaining (1 1/2 C.) milk. Stir this mixture into soup base gradually. Cook on low heat & stir constantly (10- 15 min ?). DO NOT BOIL. Then add cheese. Stir into mixture until all melted. Can also add ham or bacon.
**As A LOT of my recipes are, this Chicken & Dumpling recipe is a revision of a much more difficult one... I like to make stuff easy, and with things I have on-hand. This recipe is just a throw it in kind of recipe, so you amounts will be to your liking!
Chicken & Dumplings (this serves 6 people)
1/2 C. Margarine
1/2 C. Baking Mix (like Bisquik)
1 box of chicken broth (
Chicken (I use the canned chicken from Aldi's)
Veggies (I add in either frozen veggies, or canned mixed veggies, one or two cans)
- melt margarine in your large pan, mixing in baking mix. Stir constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Then remove from heat. Stir in broth, heat to boiling. Stir constantly. Boil & stir 1 minute. Add chicken & veggie. Heat until hot.
Dumplings- Mix 2 C. Baking mix & 2/3 C. Milk until soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls onto hot chicken mixture (still in pan). Cook uncovered over low heat for 10 minutes. Then, COVER and cook 10-12 minutes longer. (You can tell it is done, when you can put you finger on one of the dumplings and pull it and it looks done on the inside.)
My Cavaltini (serves 8 adults)
*** Again this recipe is a made-up recipe, nothing fancy about it, but it's easy, and the boys LOVE it.
1 box any noodles
Cook the noodles, according to package directions until soft.
- Throw (yes throw) the noodles in a (sprayed) casserole dish. Add a little water (like 1/8 -1/4 C) to the bottom. Mix in spaghetti sauce, mushrooms & pepperoni (adding however much you like!). Then add cheese, I use mozzarella. I stir some in and leave some to melt on the top. Then, I put it into the oven for about 10 minutes on like 350 degrees, along with some garlic cheese bread.
Here is one I am throwing in, because we LOVE it. It's awesome to put in the crock pot before church, and to come home to the yummy smell!
Country Scalloped Potatoes & Ham (Serves probably 8 or more adults)
8 potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped (again, I use dried onion)
1 lb. fully cooked ham (I use ham steaks, cut-up)
1 pkg. (1 oz) Country Style gravy (in envelopes with taco seasonings & gravies)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
2 C. water
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
- Combine potatoes, onion & ham in lightly greased crock pot. Combine gravy mix, soup & water; whisk until combined. Pour gravy mixture over potatoes. Cover & cook on low 8 hrs (high 4 hours). Top with cheese during the last 30 minutes.
Also try these Pumpkin Dinner rolls, they are delicious. They require some muscle, but in the end they make 4 doz. You can freeze the extras, and they are well worth it!
Also, this Chocolate Sheet Cake is awesome!!! Again it's from scratch but the ingredients are all that I usually have on-hand and very simple!
So, there you GO!!! If you have any questions, let me know. Also, if you have any recipes you would like to share, please!!! Leave a link on my comments, or leave it as a comment. Thanks!!!