Monday, September 20, 2010

Chicken Stuffed Shells ***

I've had this one for so long that I can't even remember where I got it.  I know it was somewhere on the web. 
Anyway, we loved this one.  It takes a little bit longer to cook than most recipes like this, but it was really good.  I sometimes get a craving for Stove Top, for some reason, and this really hit the spot.  The gravy on it is yummy too, even though it's just broth and cream of mushroom.  The kids ate it up.  I did have to use manicotti noodles, since the store didn't have the jumbo ones.  I hate stuffing manicotti noodles, but I really think I like the way they taste in this more than the jumbo shells.  I didn't have enough time to put it all together tonight, so I mixed up the stuffing and stuffed the shells last night.  I also mixed the soup and broth but left them in another container.  I threw both in the fridge until I got ready to cook them tonight.  It still only took an hour to cook.  I'll definitely do it that way again next time, since it cuts down on the overall time in the evenings.

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(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ somewhere on the web)

2 cups cooked, chicken cut in small pieces
1 box Stove Top chicken stuffing
½ cup mayonnaise
1 box large shells, boiled
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
Parmesan cheese

Cook stuffing. Mix the chicken, stuffing and mayo together. Stuff the shells and put in 9 x 13 pan.  Set aside. Combine soup and chicken broth; stir. Pour soup mixture over the shells; sprinkle with cheese. Place in oven 350 degrees for an hr.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Banana Bread ***

I combined different aspects of several banana bread recipes on the web and came up with this one.  We loved it.  It's actually a tad bit too moist, so I will probably reduce the applesauce next time.  Other than that, it was amazing.  We all inhaled it at breakfast this morning.  :)

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(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy)

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chopped nuts (omit if you don't like nuts)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Grease 1 large loaf pan.
Combine applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well
Add dry ingredients, then bananas, nuts, chocolate chips, and sour cream; mix well.
Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
*Amy's notes: I want to try cutting the applesauce amount in half next time.