Cooking Ladies #4

I know I haven't done the December update yet, but honestly, it's so big I don't even know where to start.  I promise I will get to it before next December.

We had a successful cooking day at Jody's a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to be sure and get these recipes posted.  Not only for myself, but for the other girls as well.  I would hate for all these meals to sit uneaten in our freezers because we can't remember what to do!


Tara - Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie

Sara - Chicken Tacos
1 pkg boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar your favorite salsa
1 pkg taco seasoning
1/2 to 1 brick cream cheese...depending on your taste.  Leave it out if you don't want it...it's good w/o too!

Dump the bag into your crock pot and cook on low about 6-8 hours.  Shred with two forks and make tacos!!


Hilary - Stuffed Peppers & Porcupine Meatballs
2 lbs uncooked ground beef
1 c cooked rice
2 bell peppers...any color you like
1 1/2  15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp basil

Cut peppers in half and clean out seeds.  Mix tomato sauce, garlic salt and basil together in small mixing bowl.  In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, rice and 1 cup of sauce; fill peppers with meat mixture and make the rest of the meat mixture into large meatballs.  Top with remaining sauce.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour.  To freeze, put the peppers and meatballs in the freezer before baking.  To bake, thaw overnight in refrigerator and bake 1 hour @ 350 degrees.

Jody - South of the Border Ground Beef and Corn Pie
1 lb ground beef
1/4 c dry breadcrumbs 
1/4 c ketchup
2 T chopped onion
1/2 t chopped garlic
1/2 t salt
2 t chili powder
1 t ground cumin
1/8 t pepper
2 eggs
1/4 c milk
Dash of Tabasco
2 c frozen corn (16 oz)

1/3 c chopped green pepper
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c Parmesan cheese

Brown the beef.  Add the next 8 ingredients.  Place the mixture in a 1 gallon freezer bag.

Slightly beat the 2 eggs & add the milk & Tabasco.  Then add the frozen corn & bell pepper.  Place the egg-corn mixture in a 1 quart freezer bag.  Package the cheeses in a sandwich bag.  Place the smaller bags in the gallon bag, label & freeze.

To serve, thaw all 3 bags.  Spread the meat mixture in a 9 inch pie pan that has been sprayed.  Put the corn mixture inside the meat "crust."  Bake, uncovered at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with the two cheeses & bake 5 more minutes


Rachel - Poppy Seed Chicken
3 or 4 chicken breasts, cooked and cut/cubed in small pieces- mixing bowl & 9x13 dish
1 16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken
1-2 T. of poppy seeds 
Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter

Mix the first 4 ingredients and put in a baking dish. Cover with crushed up ritz crackers. Melt a stick of butter and pour on top. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350. If it is to be a freezer meal, reserve the crackers and butter for when you are ready to bake the meal. Great to serve as an entrée, or with rice or pasta.



It was nice to be at Jody's house {although her house might be as windy as mine} because Cade played mixologist for everyone and made sure we were well hydrated while we cooked, lol! He's a big fan of our Cooking Ladies, so he was happy to please!

We all brought an "extra" something to share as well. Rachel brought pancakes..brilliant! Hilary brought twice baked potatoes...which we're having tonight with our meatballs. I took chocolate chip muffins. Jody made us all some Chex mix...which is awesome 'cause that was A LOT of stirring! Tara brought us Reeses Pieces cookie dough...this will be so handy when I need something sweet fast. I am a huge fan of how easy cooking ladies has made my life...but let me just show you what my kitchen looks like on my prep day...

PicMonkey Collage

And this day was extra bad because not only was I prepping for cooking day, but I was making dinner for a friend who had been sick recently AND making dinner for my own family...WHEW!  It was a long day in the kitchen, but it's where I LOVE to be!!  Hope you enjoy a new recipe or two :)


Melanie said...

Looks like a GREAT accomplishment!! And how can you complain about a drink replenisher!! Yay, Cade! Though. .we learned early on. .not to drink too many pina coladas while we were making our salsa. .cause then we forgot how to count!!

Grandma Robin said...

I love all of your diverse personalities, the techy devices, cell phones in pockets, cute aprons, husband that are cheerleaders for great homemade food, good job girls...keep on making families first...and make enough to serve seconds...these all sound amazing...I wish some of my friends liked to cook this much...

Megan said...

Looks like you girls had fun again! And the dinner that you made for my family that day....FABULOUS! Thanks again!

Melissa said...

YUMMY Fun!!! What a fun way to spend a day with friends!

Traci said...

Lools like alot of fun!