Sunday, January 11, 2009


Don't mind this picture of my stylish Daughter who now owns a "Skull" binky
She is so cool!
But I wanted to do something kinda different ...
*What to make for dinner*
I dunno if you are like me---but I make the same 6 things OVER AND OVER for dinner.
My kids are annoyed.
I will start with my super easy dinner that we love!!!
You follow and leave a comment with your FAVORITE.....
{then all you have to do it PRINT the comments}
YAY---I will hopefully have 15 dinners to make over and over instead of 6
Sweet and Sour Chicken
6-8 chicken breasts cut up in LARGE chunks
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Vinegar
2 T soy sause
1/2 c. Catsup
dip chicken in beaten egg and then into cornstarch and then fry {I put oil in a pan on my stove}
when all chicken is fried and put in a casserol dish pour mixed ingredients over top
Bake @350 for about 30-40 minutes or until sause is bubbly...
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~Ali~ said...

Oh dang!!! That sounds yummy, but is it alot of work?? lol I am lazy when it comes to dinner. is one of my FAVES!!!

Crock Pot Chicken---
1 can crm ckn soup
about 6 ckn breasts
1/2c (maybe more) canned milk
1 pkg dry italian dressing mix
8 oz crm cheese

Mix it all together in the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.
Serve over rice or noodles (I like Rice a Roni)
Soooo Yummy!!! MMMM...I kinda wanna make some tomorrow!! hee hee

Keri said...

Spaghetti Pie (Quick and Easy!)

5 cups cooked spaghetti (really varies depending on what casserole dish you use)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1/2 lb cooked hamburger
1 large carton of cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/4 C parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti, drain and set aside to cool. Cook hamburger and add to spaghetti sauce. Mix eggs with spaghetti and pour into casserole dish. Layer the following on top: parmesan cheese, cottage cheese, meat sauce and cheese. Cook for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees or until bubbly. Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Pieces of Us said...

Derek and I LOVE that recipe Annie! It is a lot of work though so I only make it on Sunday's. Hehe.

I can't think of a recipe off the top of my head but if you go to my friend's website she always has really yummy ones!!

Sharida said...

Our favorite quick-n-easy recipe came off the back of a pasta package and it is OH SO YUMMY!

Angel Hair Pasta w/Savory Tomato Suace

4 T. Olive Oil
3 Gloves minced garlic
2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 pkg Angel Hair Pasta
Grated Parmesan cheese

In Skillet heat oil, add garlic and saute 1 min stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Cook pasta as directed. Done.

Put the pasta on your plate cover it with the yummy sauce and some parmesan cheese. Serve with French Bread and Wah La! Dinner is served.

Shelley Hansen said...

my mother use to always say it is Yugoslovian for slop!) Gee thanks MOM!
Very EASY! Very GOOD!

1pkg egg noodles (cook them)
2cans family size Vegetable Soup (beef stock one)
2lbs. cooked ground hamburger
1/2 c ketchup

Cook noodles drain. Cook hamburger
drain. Mix with soup and ketchup.. Add more or less ketchup as desired.. Serve with Garlic toast..

Shelley Hansen said...


8-10 smoked sausages cut into bit sized pieces
(or buy the real thing =kielbasa)
8 oz sour cream
1/4c. BBQ sauce
1 cube margarine
1 of each: onion, green, red, yellow pepper
8 medium sized red potatoes

I always cook the potatoes in the morning(using the microwave) then I set them on the counter till dinner time.. They do better this way.

Cut up and sautee onions and peppers with one cube margarine.
Cut up meat and potatoes set aside
Once the onions are getting see through add the sour cream, add meat, potatoes and BBQ sauce. Mix and cook till hot.. Serve
YUMMY! This is my kids favorite meal!

Amie said...

ok, i love to make asian chicken pasta. it's so yummy, but i have stop putting in the ginger. i don't like the taste. i got this out of the kraft foods magazine.

8 oz. angel hair
2 cups broccoli
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. each: ground ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper

COOK pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli to the boiling water for the last 3 min. of the pasta cooking time.

Then spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 min. or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook 1 min., stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta mixture; place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly.


Amie said...

oh, and i like to serve it over rice sometimes too!

Shelley Hansen said...

Yogurt Pie

1- 16oz. Cool Whip (use brand name)
4- yogurts (any flavor you like)
2- graham cracker pie crusts

Hand stir until well blended.
Spoon into crusts evenly.
Refrigerate 3-6 hours.
Best when eaten in first 2 days.
So easy!! Taste great!
(If you are watching what you eat try fat free or sugar free along with fat free yogurts!)

Anonymous said...

im so excited to try these!

Megan said...

Slow cooker Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

5-6 chicken breasts
2 t cumin
1\2 t ground allspice
1 c chicken broth
1\2 c salsa
3 cloves garlic
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
3 lrg sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 2" chunks
1 roasted red pepper (can find these in a jar at most dollar stores)
1\3 fresh cilantro
lime wedges

1.Cook chicken for 10 minutes in frying pan. Remove chicken. 2.Combine in same frying pan: allspice, broth, salsa, garlic in 1\2 t cumin and mix well.
3.Combine beans, sweet potatoes in slow cooker. Place chicken on top and pour broth mixture on top. Cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
4. Remove chicken and stir in roasted red pepper strips. Spoon mixture over chicken. Spinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

This is so yummy and I feel like such a great cook when I make it! It is such a cool dish!

Torri P said...

okay....this is a recipe we got when we lived in Hawaii. It is a family favorite, and SUPER easy!

Shou Chicken
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Water
2 Cups Sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (sometimes hard to find, but I know Maceys carries it)
5 pounds chicken cut into bite size pieces

mix all ingredients, add chicken bring to boil then turn down low and keep simmering for 20 min or until chicken is cooked through. If you cook too long chicken tends to be a little dry. Serve over rice, and serve with homemade hawaiian style egg rolls....recipe to follow!! :)

Torri P said...

Hawaiian Style Egg Rolls

1 lb pkg of Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage
1 can sliced water chestnuts (give them a slight chop)
1 can bean sprouts
1/2 - 1 head of cabbage (chopped fine)

mix all ingredients together and put by spoonfuls into egg roll wraps. Deep fry tell golden brown. Serve with La Choy brand (yes I am picky about the brand) Sweet n sour sauce!

Torri P said...

okay, one more! This is a fun idea!!

Shrimp Scampi...MMMMMMMMM

1 pkg pre-cooked frozen shrimp
1 cup White Wine (I used 3/4 cups chicken broth with 1/4 cup white wine vinegar...worked the same)
6 cloves of garlic(Finely Chopped)
1 onion chopped very fine
1/2 cup Olive Oil
6 Tablespoons Butter

1 pkg. Angel Hair Pasta

start water boiling for pasta.
In a large frying pan, put in Olive Oil and start heating. Add Garlic, and onion. Cook tell onion becomes see through. Add Shrimp and wine. Heat until shrimp is warmed. Add Butter. Cook tell butter is melted then turn to low and put lid on. Ad pasta to boiling water. Boil tell al dente. Drain not rinse....and then add to shrimp mixture. Toss tell pasta is covered! YUMMMMMMYYYY!!

Margie said...

What a great idea! I am always needing new recipes. Here is what I am making tonight. Easy and yummy!

Stuffed French Bread

1 loaf French bread
½ c. mushrooms (I never put these in, but if you like them...)
2 c. diced, cooked chicken
½ c. chopped onions
2 c. Monterey Jack cheese
¼ c. chopped green pepper
1 c. mayonnaise
dash of garlic salt

Cut bread lengthwise. Hollow out bread. Reserve bread in bite-size pieces and put in a large bowl. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Put mixture into bread shell and completely cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Simply Lavender said...

You can go to for some good ideas. You can print out a whole month of dinners and the recipes. Worth a try.
There is another one I spied a while ago but I'll have to look through my *blogging* notebook and see if I can find where I wrote it down.

I hate fixing supper. I've hated it for 40 years! Some day...I'm gonna hire me a cook! :)


Anonymous said...

Mom---you are SO my mother!
I HATE TO cook as well---- :)

Anonymous said...

I LUV THIS!!!!!!!!
keep em coming!!

~Ali~ said...

Holy shmolly Annie!!! I'm gonna have a months worth of recipies thanks to you! lol And I wonder if I came from your mom too...I also HATE cooking! lol Jadynn made french toast tonight. haha kids are here to be put to work! lol totally kidding! hee hee

Jeri said...

I love cooking.

I mean, I hate cooking.

Tonight I decided to love cooking again. We had baked Salmon and I made coconut couscous, and then to get really fancy...we had a big bowl of strawberries. My husband wasn't even in town and I cooked. It is a good thing my kids liked it. =)

I have lots of favorite recipes.

Here is one....

Oriental Chicken Salad

Chicken breasts
1/2 bag of Salad
1/2 bag of shredded cabbage
1/2 package of won ton wrappers
2 packages of Chicken Top Ramen (save seasoning for the dressing)
1/2 cup almonds
green onions
mandarin oranges
sesame seeds

2 packages chicken top ramen seasoning
3 tablespoons white sugar
4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
Add 1 T. hot water, and whisk dressing.
Then add 1 cup veg. oil

Cook chicken (season to liking), and cut into bite size pieces.
Heat oil in a sauce pan for won tons. You can fry the whole won ton and crumble when cool, or cut into strips with pizza cutter and fry.
Crush the ramen noodles while they are still in the bag. (I never use all the noodles.)

Mix everything in a big bowl. Pour dressing on individual salads.

Marissa Vargason said...

he he okay since we are on a pasta roll ill stick with my crock pot sistas! Besides for those of us who hate to cook, how hard is it to put food on and let it sit while you do more meaningful things :)

Pulled pork sandwiches
{so easy its embarassing}
Pork tenderloin (my fave is costco $20 and it makes 3 meals for my fam of 5)
1 bottle of sweet baby rays bbq sauce
plain lays (thats how I roll)

Put pork tenderloin in crockpot for 6 hours on high, make sure to coat bottom of crock pot with water just a tad to prevent sticking and season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
After 6 hours or so, shred pork with a fork, it should literally fall apart. Then coat with sweet baby rays bbq sauce. Turn to low and let simmer for approx 30 minutes or so. Serve on buns and have celery and ranch and yummy lays potato chips on the side :)

Yes Im lazy and proud! Love ya Annie! thanks for the meals

Arizona Manwarings said...

I love to grill cuz then the hubby does the cooking here is our fav.

Grilled Pizzas:

2c flour
1 pkg. Quick-rise Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
3/4 c Warm Water
1 Tbl. Olive Oil

Mix yeast, flour, salt and sugar. Add water and oil mix till soft dough forms. Knead for about 3 min. let sit for only 5 min. Divide into smaller pieces and roll out to create individual pizzas. Grill one side till brown flip and only grill second side for 2 min.

Put any toppings you would like on the 1st side that is brown then return to grill and brown second side till cheese is melted.

Super easy some of our fav toppings are:

Alfredo sauce, bacon, muchrooms and chees.

BBQ sauce, chicken and cheese

Or the kids fav spag sauce, Pepperoin, and cheese

Love all the recipies thanks Annie

Angie Orison said...

Ok, so I am in my own world over here and didn't realize you changed your blog page. Having a baby totally changes everything for a while, I am still not adjusted yet!!! Anyways, I love this recipe is one of our favorites.

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salads (or burritos)

3 fresh tomatillos cut in quarters
1 pkg of Ranch buttermilk dressing
1 cup lowfat mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 TB crushed garlic
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
mix together in blender 2 minutes
2 lb. pork roast (i like center cut)
1 cup pace mild salsa
1 cup brown sugar
cook pork in crock pot 5-8 hours

Serve with the tortillas you cook at home, lettuce, spanish rice, guac, cheese, tomatoes, and beans and chip...let everyone build their own salad! Hope you like it.

~Ali~ said...

How about a super easy and heathier dessert to go with all these yummy dinners! Ready??? (I can't take all the credit for this though, I got it from Michelle! hee hee)

Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies

1 large can of pumpkin
1 spice cake mix
chocolate chips (however many you prefer)

Mix it together, plop on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes (????) I experimented with the times last And that is it!!! And they are YUMMYYYYY!!! Very Cakey! MMM

Heidi said...

Annie: Try ALL of these:
My personal favorite and super easy one is Salsa Chicken... All the recipes are on the upper right corner... I just started this one!

The Meyer Family said...

I know I've given you this one before but, it's perfect for this time of year and soooO yummy!

Potato Chowder:
8 cups diced potatoes
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 cans (14-1/2 oz each) chicken broth
1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional
Snipped chives, optional
*In a slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender. Add cream cheese; stir until blended. Garnish with bacon and chives if desired
You can make this soup simply on the stove as well!
Yields: 12 servings (3quarts)

~Ali~ said...

Soooo...I was printing the recipies and I started to run out of ink! LOL Geez! There is a lot!!

Liz H said...

Okay Annie: Here's our dinner from tonight (well not the actual dinner, but the recipe....;-) I got it from an insert for crockpot liners.

Sweet & Sour Chicken
1 jar sweet & sour sauce
1/4 c. - 1/2 c. brown sugar
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
2-3 boneless/skinless ckn breasts cut into cubes
1 medium red bell pepper cubed
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks or tidbits, drained

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker (I put the liners in mine). Cook on high for 3-4 hours until chicken is done.

We put lettuce leafs on our plates, covered that with cooked rice and then added heaping spoonfuls of chicken and pineapple with the sauce over the top - WOW!!! We loved it. Easy and yummy!