Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

This is another one of my husband's favorite dishes of mine. I haven't made it in awhile, so I thought it was about time.. This was my first time using fresh broccoli, I am so glad I used fresh, much better than frozen. I like to serve it with some French bread or garlic bread and a salad.

1 tbsp oil
1 pound chicken breast or tenders- diced into bite size
1 head of broccoli- chopped, can use frozen too
1 box penne pasta
1 jar Alfredo sauce- any of your fav. we used roasted Parmesan by Ragu

In a large skillet add oil and diced chicken, cook until no longer pink and starting to brown. Add broccoli and cook about 5 - 10 mins, until desired tenderness. In a pot heat water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions on box. Once done add to chicken. Add sauce and mix, heat through and serve.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hot Chocolate

I got this recipe from a Girl Scout meeting of my daughters. It makes alot. Great for family's.

11 cups powdered milk
1 cup powdered sugar
11 ounces powdered coffee creamer
2 lbs Nestle' Nesquick powdered chocolate milk mix
4 tbsp cocoa powdered
1 box instant chocolate pudding mix

Mix 1/4 cup powdered mix and 1/4 cup hot water or milk. Great in coffee too...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

So I went looking through my cookbook in the hopes to make something different. i came across this one. Its from a Quick Cooking magazine. Lets just say I am so happy I made it. It was great.. My husband just could not stay out of the meatballs. Its going on my make again list.

1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks
1/3 cup water
3 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp corn starch
30 meatballs- I used frozen ones thawed out, home-style
1 large green bell pepper- cut into 1" pieces
Hot cooked rice

Drain pineapple, reserving juice, set pineapple aside. Add water to juice to make 1 cup if needed. Pour into a large skillet. Add 1/3 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and corn starch. Stir until smooth. cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add pineapple, meatballs and bell pepper. Simmer uncovered for 20 mins. Serve over rice.. Makes 6 servings