Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What's Cooking

Normally each of my children cook one meal a month on their own. Jasmine needs help, but the others do it independently. They choose what to cook and make me a shopping list. Jessica does a lot more cooking than just that one meal but the boys don't.

January and February were a little chaotic, and only Adam and Jessica cooked in January. In February the older three cooked but it was all the last weeekend of the month.

Jessica made baked corn and green bean casserole in January.

Baked Corn
2 cans cream style corn
2 tbs. butter
4 tbs. sugar
4 tbs. flour
4 eggs well beaten

Combine ingredients. Pour into greased baking dish. Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes.

Green Bean Casserole
16 oz bag French green beans cooked
can cream of chicken soup
cooked bacon crumbled
salt and pepper
can French fried onions

Combine beans, bacon and coupl. Add ½ can onions. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Top with the remaining onions and bake 5 minutes more.

Adam made a recipe that was on the back of the Banquet nugget's bag. It had rice and broccoli in it. I can't show his picture because the shirt he was wearing has identifying info on it.

In February Jessica made Taco Bake.

Taco Bake
2 lbs hamburger 2 tomatoes
lg onion chopped 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.

Ty made corn pancakes and sausages.
Ty's Mexican Pancake Roll Ups
16 four-inch sausage links
1 ½ cup salsa
1 ½ cup Bisquick mix
½ cup yellow cornmeal
1 ¼ cup milk
1 tsp chili powder
8 oz can whole kernel corn drained

Heat up sausages and keep warm.

Heat up salsa and keep warm.

Heat griddle or skillet. Spray or grease. Mix all ingredients except salsa and sausages. Stir until blended. Pour batter by 1/4c onto hot griddle.

Adam made a chicken pot pie.

Chicken Pot Pie with pie crust
2-3 c cooked chicken cubed
2 cans cream of chicken soup undiluted
16 oz cooked mixed vegetables
2 9" pie crusts uncooked
Preheat oven 400F. Mix chicken, soup and vegetables in a large bowl. Pour into pie shell and top with second crust. Bake 30-40 minutes. We used frozen pie crusts and left them in foil pans, removing the top one with 7-10 minutes left to bake.


One Crowded House said...

the taco bake sounds especially scrumptious!

Renee said...

These all sound so YUMMY!

Christine said...

Mmmm, all of these look delicious!