Monday, January 22, 2018

Creamy Chicken Casserole

What is great about this recipe is that you can toss any leftover vegetable into it.  This day, I had some leftover broccoli and tossed that right on top.  YUM!

1/2 package egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
2 cups leftover shredded chicken
1 cup carrots, cut up and boiled until tender (can sub frozen carrots)
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup milk
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients into a 13x 9 baking dish and bake for 30 mins.  Serve warm.

Sunny Salad with Chicken

1 head romaine lettuce
1 can mandarin oranges in own juice
1 small can pineapple tidbits
slivered almonds (optional)
1/2 cup chow mein noodles
leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken, shredded or cut into bit sized pieces

Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Dressing

Orange Dressing:
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp white wine vinegar

Cook dressing on stove top over low heat for 30 minutes to thicken.

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Week 16 Weekly Meal Plan

I took some time off and used my recipes and now I am in the mood to start again and try some different things.  Below is this week's meal plan:

Want to see other weeks?  Weekly Meal Plan Index  or view the index of all my personal recipes Recipe Index


Chicken Gnocci Soup

I tried several recipes before deciding that has the best tasting one and the one my family will eat.  I made a nice rustic bread to serve with this soup.  This is definately going into our rotation.  She has a lot of other great recipes also, so head over and have a look at her site.


Today I am using leftover steak to make beef and broccoli and serving it with steamed rice.  The recipe is simple and I only need to cut up the leftover steak, toss the broccoli and steak in the sauce and dinner is served.
Teriyaki Sauce Recipe


Homemade Crunch Wraps.  My family loves this one.  You can make it with beef or chicken.
Cooking with Janica is where I found this wonderful recipe. Just a side note.. beware of the music that starts when you open the website.  Do NOT open it in the room with your sleeping baby!!!


Spaghetti night.  Homemade sauce in the crockpot.


Life in the Lofthouse has a recipe for a chicken casserole that I am dying to try.  You will probably see this recipe made over as one of my own, because there are some major changes that I will make in order to get my family to eat it.  Can't wait to try it though.

Teriyaki Sauce

This sauce is SO good.  Do NOT use regular soy sauce though, the result will be so salty that you won't be able to handle it.  Watch this sauce carefully because once you add the cornstarch, it thickens pretty quickly. 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and garlic powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until nearly heated through, about 1 minute.
  2. Mix cornstarch and 1/4 cold water together and stir until dissolved. Add to the saucepan. Cook and stir sauce until thickened, 5 to 7 minute.   

 Hint:  I use a very small lunch type container to mix my cornstarch and water.  I put the lid onto the container and shake it until the cornstarch has dissolved.