Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

OK, so no one seems to be posting recipes, and I'm sure you are all tired of my pictures of Bethany's things that I have tried. So I will go ahead and post what I made for dinner tonight. It's not very exciting, but it's at least a "new" recipe. You all my have it, it's one of my mom's, but it's a good one, and quick.


1 Chicken- cooked
1 lg. bunch of broccoli, cut in pieces
and cooked al dente. (I just use a bag of
frozen broccoli florets, it's faster)
1 tsp. lemon juice
buttered bread crumbs
1 c. long grained rice
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese


Save 3 plus c. broth from chicken. Add salt and cook rice in broth till tender. Put in bottom of buttered casserole dish. Top with chicken pieces, then broccoli. Combine soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cheese, some milk. Pour over broccoli. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Top with crumbs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We love BBQ Chicken Pizza

Well...I have to say, Boppy did it again! I made a small BBQ chicken pizza today and it was really really good!

Thanks Bops! You need to post some more! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And the winner is.....

So I tried Boppy's Alfredo. I was a little frustrated with it, because I couldn't get it to thicken. I called Boppy and we decided that the pan I was using was too small, and it just took a long time to thicken! When I say long...I mean like 15 minutes! So my suggestion to you...don't use a small pan!

I also sauteed shrimp in butter and garlic because it was on sale, and ended up being the same price as chicken, so I decided to be "gourmet". ha ha

Anyway...I would venture to say that although really really rich, it is a better tasting Alfredo sauce. I think this has more of an Alfredo taste, where as Mom's is more creamy tasting.

So mine does not look as professional as Boppy's. I put the noodles in the sauce instead of pouring the sauce over the top of it. I was desperate to try and get it to thicken! It tasted better then it looked.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I tried it!!

So for dinner tonight, I made Boppy's Orange Chicken! It was SO GOOD! Well at least Chris and I loved it. I hardly find anything that Cameron or Reagan "loves" unless it's Pizza. Guess tomorrow I'll have to make the BBQ Pizza tomorrow. :)

Thanks Bops! It's definitely a keeper!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I love a good pizza. This is one of my favorites. It's different and delicious. I usually use a loaf of rhodes dough that has risen all day. But if you don't have time for that, my sister-in-law likes the pilsbury crusts, but I've actually never tried them. Or if you're really ambitious you could always make it from scratch, I guess. Anyway, here's my recipe. 1 pizza crust
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/2 c. of your favorite BBQ sauce
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 1/2 c mozzerella cheese (I think I use more than that)
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped

Prebake crust in 425 oven for about 5 mins (this is optional, but I always do it because I hate doughy crust). Combine shredded chicken, cilantro, onion, and BBQ. Spread on top of crust. Add more sauce if you want to (I usually do). Top with cheese and bake at 425 until desired doneness - mine's usually in for about 15-20 mins.

Yummy Alfredo

This is the best alfredo sauce you'll ever make...I can almost guarantee it. I made this a few months ago for the missionaries and one of the elders said, and I quote, "Sister Jenks, this is seriously the best alfredo I've ever had." Then the other one said, "Yeah, and these are like the best peas I've ever had too." To which I responded, "Thanks. The sauce is easy and the peas are just the petite frozen ones." He was all excited about frozen peas. He'd been eating the nasty canned ones. wonder he thought my peas were so good. Anyway, the peas kind of ended up stealing the show. But this alfredo is seriously good. You should try it sometime when you feel like splurging. :) 2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup butter
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c shredded parmesan (the real kind that you buy in the refrigerated section - not the grated kraft stuff)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Melt butter and add garlic. Cook garlic until light brown. Add cream and milk. Stir until bubbly then add parmesan and salt and pepper. Stir on med-hi until cheese is melted and sauce thickens. I like to add some thinly sliced chicken breast, but it's also good just plain. It makes enough to cover about one regular sized box of fettucine noodles.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Peeling Mushrooms..."it's a good thing"!

You guys!!! I'm so sorry about that last post! It appears to have driven everyone away from posting recipes...I'll try to burry it with something I learned at a cooking class I took with one of my friends here...

I have always disliked mushrooms, period. I just didn't like them, UNTIL...last year when I learned a little trick! Who knew you were supposed to peel them? Not I! Anyway, here are some pics of how to do it, and it's quite satisfying! I'm not sure they taste any different...they just seem more 'pure' to me, and the little mind trick worked! I've been enjoying trying mushrooms in things recently!