Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple(Make Ahead Meal Starter)

I have an abundance of chicken in my freezer.  I thawed some of the skinless boneless chicken breasts that was in a very large package.  It is the time of the year when things get hectic because of the fall and winter holidays.  This is something I like to do is prepare make ahead meal…

Chicken Chop Suey (Freezer Meal Starter)

I had thawed a large package of skinless chicken breasts and decided to spend the morning making meals ahead for the up and coming holiday season.  This package was taking up a lot of space in the freezer.  These meal packages will actually make more space available then the large package.  Since this was for…

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Very easy pumpkin cake from a cake mix, canned pumpkin and box of pumpkin spice pudding.  Since the pumpkin spice pudding is seasonal, butterscotch pudding will also make this pumpkin cake special. I won a ribbon for this recipe using the butterscotch pudding.  So there is no excuse not making this pound cake anytime. I…

Black Bean, Corn and Rice Salad

Very light and refreshing  salad made from cold cooked rice, chopped celery, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, chopped sweet red peppers and chopped fresh baby spinach. It is a complete meal in a bowl because the rice and beans together makes a whole protein. With the addition of corn, tomatoes, celery and spinach gives you…

Easy Banana Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce

I have some bananas to use up. Like most of you I started to look through my cupboard at what I have on hand that might trigger some ideas for supper.  There was a box of instant vanilla pudding and my stack of bags of rice.  As I have written in the past that I…

Rice and Peas

A favorable rice side dish that is easy to make and inexpensive. The secrete to this dish is the rice is cooked in chicken broth.  If you don’t have chicken broth you can use chicken bullion cubes or soup base.  Add some peas and a sprinkle of your favorite herbs will give you a side…

Brown Rice Turkey Meatball Primavera

A weeknight meal that is easy to make.  Brown rice cooked in chicken broth and topped with turkey meatballs, vegetables and mushroom sauce.  You can make the meatballs yourself or purchase them in your frozen food section at the grocery.  The vegetables are frozen carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.  That sauce base is a can of…

Baked Chicken Breasts and Rice.

Simple baked chicken with rice made using a can of creamed chicken soup.  All ingredients are sealed in foil while baking to make a moist chicken breast and creamy rice.  The clean up easy because the pan is lined with foil.  You can make this with any cut up chicken parts.  It is a busy…

Chicken Rice Vegetable Soup

A winter warm up soup that has lots of flavor.  The broth is made from leg quarters ahead of time in the crock pot or automatic pressure cooker.  Then the soup is put together fresh at meal time with what vegetables that are on hand with rice.  The extra broth with the shredded chicken can…

Herbed Rice

My rice container is full from all the rice that is in the food box I get each week.  A friend of mine that live across the country from me came to my rescue with several recipes she sent for me to try out and share with you.  This one is her favorite and I…