Saturday, January 31, 2009

January Recipes

As you know, each child plans a meal once a month and makes a shopping list for the meal. Jessica cooks much more often because she enjoys it. No one is forced to cook but the kids made up a rule that if you don't cook one month, you don't get to try what everyone else makes the next month. Out of the mouth of babes..

This month Tyler made a very easy chicken recipe:

Zesty BBQ Chicken
21/2-3 lb chicken cut up or chicken pieces
2/3 c brown sugar
2 T vegetable oil
½ c honey
1 tsp seasoned salt
2 ½ c bbq sauce
½ c onion chopped

Preheat oven to 300F. Coat chicken with cooking oil. Season with salt. Mix onion, brown sugar, honey, and bbq sauce together. Pour over chicken. Bake uncovered for 2 hours.

Jasmine made a recipe we've done several times before. Tyler for some reason does not like this dish at all even though he likes everything in it. If someone doesn't want to eat something we don't make a deal about it. They just make something else for themselves. If they don't like a certain vegetable, they just get another one. We don't do food battles. (We have enough bigger issues to deal with!)

Jasmine's Frankfurt Noodle Bake
1 lg can tomato soup
1/3-1/2 c water
1 can drained corn
1 tbs sweet relish
1 tsp mustard
1 pkg hotdogs sliced
4c cooked spiral macaroni

Stir ingredients together. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Jessica repeated the taco bake which she made a few months ago. This has become a favorite. (I suggest Gas X as a side dish!)

Taco Bake
2 lbs hamburger
2 tomatoes
lg onion chopped we skip)
2 tsp chili powder
15 oz can tomato sauce
½ tsp salt
pkg taco seasoning mix (mild)
½ tsp pepper
15 oz can kidney beans
12 hard taco shells
2 c grated cheddar cheese
1/3 to ½ head lettuce shredded

Brown beef, add onions, cook until tender/brown. Add seasonings, tomato sauce and beans. Break shells into 1/4ths and place in bottom of 9x13 pan. Spoon meat over shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with lettuce and tomato.


One Crowded House said...

I just noticed how close it is to your cruise!!! YAY!!!

BIG DOG said...

As always the kids did a terrific job!