I really wish I had thought to take pictures this week when I made this family favorite. That is something that I will have to remember to do, so I apologize for the lack of pictures on this post. LOL. So my husband and I have been trying to find ways to save money with three growing children, all around the same age, and two of them being boys. I have also been wasting a lot of food by planning meals all week but then forgetting about them or just being too tired to actually make them. So we came up with a solution and it worked great this week! Mothers you may want to follow suite with it. I will make a meal and we will eat it all that week (We always eat out on Wednesday nights and Fridays are family fun nights so that is usually frozen pizza; so it isn't really 7 days, more like 5). This worked so well this week! Two days ago I got sick and last night I had a mini anxiety attack about what to make for dinner since I was sick. It was awesome to remember that I didn't have to make anything but instead just had to reheat the casserole! So I am highly recommending this strategy mommies.
What you will need (we are a family of 5):
6 chicken breast
1 container of chicken broth
8-10oz of cream
2-3 boxes of cream cheese
5 fresh jalapenos
16oz Mexican cheese
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1. Place chicken breast, cream, chicken brother, salt and pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper into crock pot and let cook on low for the day
2. Once cooked remove chicken and shred it (I just pull it apart with two forks)
3. Layer chicken on bottom of casserole dish
4. Spread cream cheese over the top
5. Slice up jalapenos (if you want it really spicy leave the seeds in)
6. Sprinkle Mexican cheese over the top
7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees until cheese it bubbling (usually 40 minutes)
This is a great recipe for reheating. If you know me you know I don't like any left overs that have meat in it, but this one I could reheat a million times and it just gets better each time! I hope you enjoy it. Leave a comment and share if you tried and loved this recipe.
Okay, okay, this will be the last potato recipe for awhile. I promise! They were all just so good. Haha! Speaking of potatoes, did you know, Idaho grows more than 10 BILLION pounds of potatoes each year, earning the top spot among potato-growing states?! Well, thanks to Briseis' curriculum now you do.
What you will need:
4 oz. potato chips 2 1/2 - 3 lbs chicken, cut up
1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/2 cup butter, melted
black pepper, to taste
Step by step:
1. Crush potato chips and mix with garlic salt and black pepper.
2. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in potato chips.
3. Place on cookie sheet. Top with any remaining potato chips.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
That's it folks! This is an easy and fast recipe to have. The kids also loved dipping it in sour cream!
This is another one I am going to have to say, sounds bad but is surprisingly delicious. It as also comes from Idaho and is great as a main meal or a side item. If you are into Southern Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners I would strongly recommend this one.
What you need:
6 medium potatoes 2 cups cottage cheese
1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 unbaked pie shell 4 oz. Swiss cheese
2 Tbs butter 1/2 Mozzarella cheese
1. Wash and boil potatoes
2. Mix with cottage cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper
3. Spread mustard in pie shell
4. Fill with half potato mixture. Layer with Swiss cheese. Top with remaining potato mixture (it will go above the pie crust, that's okay)
5. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes
7. Cool for 30-45 minutes, slice and serve, you can dip in extra Dijon mustard if desired
That is is! If you try and enjoy it, please share and like. If you want to be kept up to date with new recipes getting added, just subscribe under the Stay Connected tab and send me your email. Enjoy!
Okay okay, I know what your first reaction was! Potato chip cookies, eew! But I promise you, you are going to love these. Briseis had to make these babies for one of her state cooking meals. This past year and 2018 as well she has been cooking food from each of the 50 states. Can you guess which state these guys fell under? You guessed it Idaho. Below I am going to tell you how to make them and they are easy to make! And just a little history for you before you start. The world's largest potato chip is 25 feet long and 14 feet wide. It actually should be called a potato CRISP since it was processed and formed. But whatever you call it, it is on display in Blackfoot, Idaho.
What you will need:
3 cups all-purpose flour (or any flour, we used almond flour)
2 cups crushed potato chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, Briseis HATES nuts so we left them out)
4 sticks of butter (2 cups)
2 cups sugar (we used coconut sugar)
1.Cut together all ingredients using a pastry cutter (or a fork but it will take a lot longer) except powdered sugar.
2. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
3. Roll cookies in powdered sugar