So to the store I went to stock up on much need ingredients. We decided to make big batch of our favorites to give some to my SIL who is due on April 20th with a baby girl! Here are all the supplies:
Risotto (posted last night), half batch of Emeri's Chili Recipe (which we love and make all the time), Chicken continental, chicken pot pie filling, Rachel Ray's Black Bean stoup, and Shepard's Pie.This is some of the meals packaged and ready to go.
Here are some of the other recipes.
Black Bean stoup per Food Network and my Rachel Ray Express Lane Book
- 2 tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 ribs celery with greens, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 fresh bay leaf or 1 large dried bay leaf
- 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin, a couple of palm fulls
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander, 1/3 palm full
- Salt and pepper
- Hot sauce, to taste
- 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with peppers and onions, or stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup rice
Hubby and I love this, you will be seeing it later this week.
Mother In Law's Shepard's Pie
1 pound ground meat
1 small onion
1 can mixed veg
1 can diced tomatoes
Italian herbs to taste
This is really easy brown the meat and onion add the vegetables and spices, cook for 1 hour. Make mashed potatoes (instant are fine). Cover filling with potatoes broil until brown and serve.
Mother In Law's Chicken Pot Pie Filling
1/2 green pepper sliced
2 ounces mushrooms sliced
8 ounces cooked chicken (those rotissure ones at the grocery store are awesome in this, although I forgot that until we starting cooking a chicken breast)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 tablespoon parsely
Blanch pepper and mushrooms. Mix chicken, mushrooms, pepper, soup and parsley. Heat and serve in a pot pie filling or with a starch side.
2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
Flour, salt and pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can mushrooms
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1 onion sliced
1 can black olives (optional)
Coat the chicken in the flour, salt and pepper and brown slightly in a skillet. Combine the garlic, soy sauce, tomatoes, and mushroom juices. Add to brown chicken with onions. All to simmer for 40-45 mins. Add the mushrooms and olives and serves over rice.
Hubby and I really enjoy doing these every few weeks, hope some of you might like the idea and the recipes.
Let me know if you have any questions!