Friday, February 25, 2011

AWESOME Easy Lasagna

This is the recipe I grew up on. It's nice, I hear..., to not cook the noodles before hand. I wouldn't know. I don't bother with silly, time-wasting details like cooking lasagna noodles. :)

1 lb Ground beef
1 3lb bottle Prego
1 Large cottage cheese
2 Large balls of mozzarella, shredded
12 Lasagna noodles

Brown ground beef and mix with Prego. Spread 1/4 of Prego mixture on bottom of large cake pan. Place 4 noodles over sauce. Spread 1/3 of cottage cheese over noodles. Sprinkle 1/4 of the mozzarella over that. Repeat this layering process 2 more times. Top with remaining sauce. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Top with remaining cheese, bake 15 min. COOL!

Chicken Marsala

This is the BEST Chicken Marsala! It takes a few steps but it's really very simple and sooo worth it.

1/4 C Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
4 Chicken breasts pounded to 1/4"thickness
3-4 Garlic cloves, crushed
4 T Butter
4 T Olive oil
1 C sliced mushrooms
1/4 C Sherry
1/2 C Marsala
1/4 C Heavy cream
Spoonful of cornstarch

Mix flour through oregano, coat dry pounded chicken. In large Skillet melt butter in oil over medium heat. Lightly brown chicken on one side, turn over and add mushrooms and garlic. Pour in wines, cover and simmer 10min, turning once until no longer pink. Take out chicken and thicken juices with cornstarch mixed in cream.

Chicken Taco Soup

This recipe is fast and low fuss especially when using leftover chicken.

2-3 Chicken breast
1/2 C Chopped onions
1 C Kidney beans
1 C Corn
2- 14.5 oz Can Stewed tomatoes
1 C salsa
1 Pkg Taco seasoning

Cook chicken and onions, drain, add remaining ingredients and heat until bubbly, simmer on low 20 min.

You can also throw everything in the crock pot (frozen chicken and all) on low 7-8 hours. Just break up the chicken after it's cooked. You may also have to add a little more liquids when cooking in the crock pot depending on how thick you want it. I like to use chicken broth.