Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's Cooking? Part 1

My last "What's Cooking" post was in July! The kids haven't been cooking as regularly as before. That is partly because the girls get home from school later and because there is so much homework. Sometimes we all cook together. Jasmine and Kayla have cooked a few times though, and Tyler even cooked when he was home at Christmas. I have a lot of pictures though, so I'm going to divide them into two separate posts.

This was from near the end of summer.

She made chicken and broccoli alfredo.
Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
8 oz pkg. linguine or spaghetti
1c fresh or frozen broccoli flowerets
2 T. butter
1-2 lb. boneless chicken breasts cubed
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1c milk
1/2c grated Parmesan cheese

Cook linguine according to package directions. Add broccoli for the last four minutes of cooking time. Drain. Heat butter in large skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned, stirring often. Add soup, milk, cheese, pepper, and linguine mixture and heat through. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
Serves 6ish

And she made a double velvet cake from a boxed mix. It was really good.

Kayla made an easy enchilada recipe.

Easy Enchiladas
1 lb boneless chicken breasts cubed
10 ¾ oz can cream of chicken soup
1 c thick and chunky salsa
8 flour tortillas (6")
10 ¾ oz can condensed cheddar cheese soup

Cook chicken in skillet until browned. Add chicken soup (no water added) and 1/2c salsa. Heat through. Spoon about 1/3c chicken mixture down one side of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam-side down in 2 qt microwave-safe baking dish. Mix cheese soup (no water added) and remaining salsa. Pour over tortillas. Microwave on high 5 minutes or until hot. Serves 4.

Kaleb made chicken and pasta.
Chicken Pasta
I T vegetable oil
2 lbs boneless chicken breast cubed
2 can (10 ¾ oz) Campbell’s condensed cream of chicken with herb soup
1 c milk
4 T grated Parmesan cheese
2 t chili powder
1 t garlic powder
8 c cooked corkscrew pasta

Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned. Add soup, milk, cheese, chili powder and garlic powder. Heat. Serve over pasta. Serves 6-8

A few weeks later (the above photos were from summer but he's wearing a school uniform shirt in this picture) he made shells from the frozen section at the grocery store.

We used to make homemade stuffed shells, but this is a lot easier and faster and tastes pretty good too.

Jasmine made ranch flavored shake and bake chicken.

The kids often volunteer to cook, but can't because of how late they get home, needing to leave for sports or lessons or too much homework. Thank goodness for a three day week next week!

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