Sunday, September 22, 2013

[Skinny Italian Creamy Chicken]

Gonna try this one this week ...

6 chicken breasts
1 pkg Italian salad dressing mix
1/3 cup warm water
8 oz pkg reduced-fat cream cheese - softened
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Spray a large slow cooker with non-stick vege spray.
2. Place chicken in slow cooker.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together salad dressing mix and warm water; pour over chicken
4. In a separate bowl, beat together cream cheese, yogurt and soup.  Spoon over chicken.
5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
6. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve with rice or pasta (egg noodles).

Monday, September 2, 2013

[Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns.]

Fridays are "late start" at our kid's school ... we don't have to be out of the door until just before 9am.  This gives us the chance to have a "family breakfast" most Fridays.  So - to make it extra special, this is our tradition.  And it's a yummy one.

You make this the NIGHT BEFORE ... and are a hero in the morning.

Land of Nod

14 frozen dough rolls
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vanilla instant pudding
1-2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

1.  Grease a 10″ bundt pan and add frozen rolls. 
2. Sprinkle with brown sugar, pudding powder and cinnamon. 
3. Pour melted butter over all. 
4. Cover with a clean, damp cloth. (leave out at room temperature). 
5. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 F. and bake for 25 minutes. 
6.  Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate.

** I don't measure anything with this one ... I put the frozen rolls in, sprinkle half a pack of pudding .... sprinkle with a guest-a-mate of brown sugar and cinnamon ... same with the butter.  Make it as sweet or as cinnamon-y as you want ... 

[Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu.]

Haven't tried this yet ... was on a "go-on-and-try-this" list I made.  I will update this, or remove it, after the family gives their vote on it *grin*.

Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu

2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup milk
4-6 chicken breasts
4-6 slices of deli ham
4-6 slices of swiss cheese

1. In a bowl, combine soup and milk.
2. pour enough of soup mixture into a slow cooker to cover the bottom; arrange chicken over top.
3. Cover chicken with slices of ham, and then cheese.
4.  Pour remaining soupe mixture over cheese.
5. Cover and cook on low setting for 4-6 hours; or cook on high for 2-3hours, until chicken is fully cooked.

Serves 4-6