Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dinner in 30 min or less Menu

I have a rule that if I can't have dinner on the table in 30 min. or less we will not be making it. (exception is crockpot meals). I also work two nights late so I have to have fast meals for when I get home. With that said here is the menu for this week.

1.Chicken Alfrado
Cut Chicken into small pieces and brown, then add one to two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup to chicken with a large scoop of Sour Cream. Mix well with a little water (depending on how thin you want your soup) Heat till all is hot and serve over noodles (I use any kind that are round, usually not alfrado noodles because the kids can't eat them easily) Add brocolli or other veggies if you like.

2. Chili & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

3. Spagetti with French Bread or Grands Rolls

4. Baked Potatoes
We like to put chili and cheese on ours, add what your kids will eat

5. Bisquick Chicken and Mac & Cheese
Bread Chicken strips with egg and Bisquick mix, place on cookie sheet and pour melted butter over strips, cook for 20 min. at 350 degrees.
Make Mac & Cheese (Homemade):
16 oz. macaroni
4 Tbsp. flour
4 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. garlic salt (if you don't like garlic salt, just use regular)
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 C. milk
1 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I usually don't have sharp on hand, so I just use whatever I have)
2 oz. cream cheese
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over butter and stir until smooth. Add garlic salt and pepper. Add milk, cheese and cream cheese. Stir until cheeses are melted. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally until macaroni is done. Drain macaroni and combine all. I usually add a little more salt and pepper to taste once it is all combined. (recipe courtesy of Frugal is Fab website)


The Hammers said...

Great menu Kelie! I will definately try to stick to this one this week. What is Bisque? Did you mean Bisquick, or am I a dork?

Sally Miller, Owner said...

Great job, Let me help you out on the Mac & cheese thing. I found a reciep and I am sorry |I dont know where i got it but it is for the crock pot. I will do it in the morning and let you all know if it really worked. Then we can post it.
|I love all you girls.

Do it in this order - do not stir.
2 cups of macaroni
2 cups Cottage Cheese
2 c shredded cheese- your favorite
1 stick of butter or margarine. Must be a stick
2 cups Hot water
do not stir. put lid on walk away for 3 1/2 hours.