Friday, January 29, 2010

Large Shells Italiano

1 package (16 oz) of Large Shells, uncooked noodles
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup water
2/3 cup (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms drained, (optional)
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon sugar
1/1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. In large skillet over medium heat until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except pasta and cheese; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Toss hot pasta and sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

Make 8 servings

Note: My kids loved this recipe!!!!!! I also got this off of the back of the noodles package (American Beauty brand)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Easy Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce

1 package (12 oz) Bow Tie noodles, uncooked
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup of milk
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, cubed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt; cook 2 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Add milk and heat just to boiling; stir in cream cheese and basil. Reduce heat, stirring constantly until cream cheese is completely melted and chicken is thoroughly cooked. Removed from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Toss hot pasta and sauce; serve immediately.

Makes 6-8 servings
NOTE: I would double the milk and cream cheese to make more sauce. We like lots of sauce with our noodles. Really enjoyed this recipe and got it off the back of the noodles package.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Pineapple Chicken

Garlic salt
3-5 pounds of chicken pieces
Beaten egg

Sprinkle garlic salt on chicken pieces. Dip in cornstarch and then in egg. Fry in oil until browned. Place chicken in a casserole dish, pour the sauce over the chicken, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

½ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup crushed pineapple
½ teaspoon salt

Mix and bring ingredients to a boil
Add rice or noodles with a veggie to complete the meal.

Note: I would suggest making more sauce... every time I forget to make more sauce and the sauce is really good to poor over the chicken again when it is over rice or noodles. Another note... when browning the chicken is does not have to cooked all the way through. If you do that then when it cooks in the oven you will dry out the chicken slightly. Enjoy!