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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cheesy Chili Cornbread Pie

I'm sure somewhere, someone has beat me to this recipe. However, I felt smart today when I dreamed it up for lunch. Took me 15 minutes total, and it was a great fall day kinda lunch.

For Cheesy Chili Cornbread Pie You Need:

2 cans chili (any variety)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 pkg. cornbread stuffing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray.

Pour in your 2 cans chili, and mix in the shredded cheese. Make your stuffing according to pkg. directions. (I didn't cook mine, just mixed it with the correct amounts of water and butter.) Layer stuffing on top of chili/cheese mixture. Bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through and stuffing is a bit golden on top.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I've Stumbled...

I stumbled across the good old Betty Crocker website tonight while insomnia is toying with me. I went to their back to school section in recipes and found a good little make ahead meals section. Go check it out. With recipes like Mexican Pasta Shells, White Chicken Lasagna, and Overnight Rotini Bake, it will be sure to fill your freezer with yummy goodness for your kiddos.

Let me know what you try, and if you LOVE SO MUCH, or NOT SO MUCH. Happy Freezing!

Click HERE To Go To The Website

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cornflake Chicken

I have made cornflake chicken for awhile now. It was kind of an accident in that my kids wanted fried chicken one night and I had no crackers but a whole slew of cornflakes. I googled a recipe for it (don't remember where I found it), and the kids LOVED it! I found the recipe to make them and freeze them before you cook them, and knew it was one we had to try. The best part is they are actually baked, not fried, but the kids don't know the difference.

Click on the link below to see Rad Recipes way to do them, or I've posted my "altered" recipe below.

Rad Recipes Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Casie's Recipe Cornflake Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into serving sized portions
1/4 cup flour
2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups finely crushed cornflake cereal
salt and pepper to taste
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix

Salt and pepper your flour to taste. Melt butter. Add Ranch Dressing Mix to cornflakes. Dip chicken into flour, then butter, then cornflakes.

Lay chicken tenders on a wax paper lined baking sheet. When finished dipping, flash freeze in freezer for 1 hour, or until chicken is firm enough to put into Ziploc bag. Transfer to bag and freeze until ready to eat.

To Cook: Take as many chicken tenders out of bag as needed and bake on sprayed baking sheet for 25 to 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven, or until chicken is cooked through. There is no need to thaw chicken before baking.