Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Southwest Chicken and Rice

This was good. I agree with Janet, the chicken needs to be mixed in or on the bottom~ it was dried out. We sprinkled cheese on top. Sonny made a salad to go with it.

Thank you Davette!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Southwestern Chicken

We had this tonight after church and it was really good. I would recommend putting the chicken on the bottom or covering it with foil while it bakes. Some of it was a little dry, but overall it was very yummy!!! We had it with salad and green beans.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Anna's Chicken Pot Pie Review

YUMMY!! Brian ate 3 pieces!!

Just needs to bake closer to an hour then 30 minutes!

Thank you ANNA!!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Amber's chili

Well, we had this for dinner tonight. I loved the flavor! It was yummy. We had it with homemade cornbread that Brian and Ben made. The only thing was we had to add about 1 cup of water to because it was too thick. I think it was because it was frozen~ that has happened to me before with beans. So when you make it and if it is too thick just add water until it was the right consistency. When Amber brought it the consistency was perfect. All in all this was YUMMY!!! Thank you Amber!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Sweet & Sour Chicken Review

First off, this was GREAT! We all loved it, but Janet nailed it, Brenna wished her sauce was on the side! Too funny. And yes, I went home and put one bag in my fridge and one in my freezer. My hubby said he wanted some "co-op food" for dinner so I obliged.

I loved the flavor and there was more than enough chicken for our family of 5. The only problem was the sauce. There was about half as much as we would have needed (even for 4). So, I took a packet of dry mix Sweet & Sour from my pantry (lucky I had it) mixed up the mix according to the directions (added a bit more cornstarch than it said, though, since it was quite liquidy) and added the mixture to the sauce & chicken simmering in my pot. It made more than enough and I had enough of my extra "mixture" leftover for the other bag of Sweet & Sour in my freezer. I also used my own rice and added the rice Janet gave us to the other bag.

I also made a cabbage salad with Sesame dressing for our side dish.

In the end we had leftovers (which I love), and plenty for a whole other meal. I have one big eater husband, me, big eater almost 13 year old, 9 year old, and 6 year old. With my small addition to the sauce and slightly more rice, I turned the two 4 serving meals into plenty for our family of 5.

One down! And, excited for more!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I use one boneless skinless chicken breast per serving. Boil and then cut up and cook in melted butter until slightly browned.

Sweet and Sour Sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 can crushed pineapple (or tibits)

Bring to a boil and add thickening
(2 TBSP cornstarch mixed with 2 TBSP cold water)
Let boil about one minute or until sauce is clear and thick. Serve with Rice.

You can mix the chicken in with the sauce or put the chicken over the rice and the sauce over the chicken. This sauce also works well with meatballs or pork.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Krista's Cattitore

When I cook I make things up as I go, however I made a note of what I was doing this time so I would be able to give you a recipe.

This recipe serves 8 people, half it or double it to make less or more.

1 qt stewed tomatoes
1 lb or so of chicken pieces
1-2 Tbl Italian seasoning
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 green pepper chopped
1 large onion sliced

Cook chicken, debone and shred. (For this large batch I put all of my chicken in a roasting pan and cooked it in the oven for 2 hours until fell of the bone). In a saute pan saute onion, garlic, and green pepper until cooked. In a large oven safe pan put in tomatoes, italian seasoning, garlic, chicken, onion, and green pepper. Cook at 350 for one hour. Serve over spaghetti. This is good with garlic bread and salad. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I don't really have a recipe for my chili. I make it from scratch, use multiple types of beans, saute onion, garlic, and green pepper (sometimes) or use green chilies & garlic powder, and add in seasonings (to taste) and diced tomatoes (canned). I will try to post a recipe if I'm able to write down as I make it. It always turns out good. I will be making the true "from scratch" chili for the swap. So ya'll get the good stuff.

October's Menu

This month's swap will be OCTOBER 20th @ 2pm at Krista's house.

Krista is making Chicken Cattitore

Davette is making South of the Border Chicken

Anna is making Chicken Pot Pie

Amber is making Beef Chili

Janet is making Sweet and Sour Chicken & Beef Sloppy Joes

**Recipes will be added later


Welcome to our first month of our Co-op!

I know I am thrilled to have some meals in the freezer that I can use when I am busy!

Thank you for joining me in making dinner an enjoyable experience again.