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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mass Cooking Day: The Recipes

I should have taken a picture of all of the food I made on Saturday, but I didn't...and I'm not going to at this moment either because my kitchen is still recovering..ugh!! All together, I made:

1 Mexican Chicken (the lower sodium/fat version worked great)
1 Chicken Pot Pie
Cooked chicken for chicken salad
Spaghetti Noodles for spaghetti dinner later this week
3 bags of Chicken Tetrazinni (each bag holds enough for dinner for three plus leftovers for lunch the next day)
5 containers of Broccoli-Cheese-Potato Soup
3 Meatloaves (which is the result of trying to make Grilled Hamburgers, more on that in a minute)

In the freezer we have everything left but the Mexican Chicken, the Chicken Pot Pie and the shredded chicken (although we still have some of each of those left..we're working on them for lunches and dinner from Saturday through last night!)

Here are the recipes and notes as needed!

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Tetrazinni

Mexican Chicken
1 bag Doritos or low fat tortilla chips seasoned with sea salt
1 can each healthy request cream of chicken and cream of celery
1 large jar of thick picante sauce
boiled chicken (2 large skinless, boneless breasts)
Mexican shredded cheese, low fat

Layer bottom and sides of casserole dish with chips. Layer boiled shredded chicken over chips. Mix salsa and cream of soups together and pour over chicken.Sprinkle cheese on top and add more crushed chips. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

Potato-Broccoli-Cheese Soup
2 cups chopped onion
2 tbsp olive oil or butter
2.5 lbs peeled and cubed potatoes
1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
5 cups boiling water + 4 cubes chicken bullion OR 5 cups chicken stock
3 cups fresh broccoli, cooked and drained
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a large stock pot saute onion in olive oil. Add potatoes, carrot and stock. Cover. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium, cook til potatoes and carrot are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove tough outer skin of broccoli stems and cook. Add to soup. In a blender, puree soup and return to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheese and heat through til melted. Good for freezing!

Grilled Hamburgers (which fell apart and became "Grilled Hamburger Meatloaf"!)
1 lb Angus ground beef
1 lb ground sausage
1.5 c mushrooms, finely chopped
.5 cup onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup ketchup/mustard mix
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients well and form into patties. Grill (Or if that doesn't work, press into pans and make awesome tasting meatloaf!)

I still plan on making Homemade Cream of Chicken soup, tortillas and refried beans at some point this week-perhaps Saturday.


  1. I have been wanting to do a mass cooking day for a while. I use to do some light cooking and baking on Sunday afternoons when Peanut was a baby, but haven't done it in a while! BTW, are you home schooling?

  2. I would like to learn how to make homemade cream of chicken soup myself. It's so expensive in the can :(

    Love your name, btw ;)


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