Friday, April 9, 2010

What's for dinner??

How often do you hear this at your house or just drive yourself crazy somedays trying to figure out what you are cooking for dinner.  If you are anything like me you always have great intentions of cooking dinner so you can have a much healthier meal than going out but before you know it the day is over and you did not thaw anything from the freezer and you find yourself in the car going out to dinner or to pick something up and bring back home.

I just loved Angie's post this week.  This must be the week of "meal planning"!  Since having a baby I do not have nearly the time I had in the past to cook dinner!  I have been learning that I do not have to cook a gourmet meal when I cook - my hubby is just excited to come home and see that I have cooked.  Ever since my little one came along last summer I have been on a mission for quick, easy but tasty recipes!

For months now I have been thinking surely I am not the only one in this boat!  It does not matter if you are single, married, kids, no kids sometimes figuring out what's for dinner is the question of the day!  I have decided I am going to do a few posts (and maybe more we will see) on easy meals so you can eat dinner at home and hopefully be able to spend quality time with your family.

Yesterday, it was not quite noon and I had to figure out what we were having for dinner last night.  I decided we would have "Crock Pot Chicken".  One of the great things about this recipe is that you can use frozen chicken breast and your meal is still ready within 5 - 6 hours (of course the time is according to how fast your crockpot cooks).  Another great thing about this meal is it uses alot of staple items (or staple items in my kitchen anyway).

This is a recipe that I got from a favorite cookbook of mine.  The name of the cookbook is Girlfriends' Collection Cookbook - sponsored by Women of Worth (page 183).  I just love church cookbooks!  They seem to always have the best recipes.  Ok, so here is the recipe for "Crock Pot Chicken".

4 Chicken Breast (you will see that I only used 3 because sometimes the frozen ones are pretty big)
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
8 oz. Sour Cream
1 Package of Dry Italian Dressing Mix
Next, you put the chicken in your crockpot.

I then mix together the sour cream and cream of mushroom and then pour over chicken.

The last step is to pour the package of Italian Dressing Mix over the soup mixture.

This is what it looks like now!

Place the lid on your crockpot and turn on high.  Let it cook around 5 hours or so and check it - like I mentioned earlier your crockpot could cook faster or slower than mine!  I actually let mine go for about 6 hours yesterday and it was great - it may have had less of the sauce/gravy than it would have had I checked it at 5 hours or so....just remember, you want to make sure your chicken is done!

Once your chicken is done you can serve this over rice or noodles.  I like serving it over brown rice. 

I would love to hear if you try this recipe or if there is any recipe you would like for me to share let me know and I will see what I can do.  
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get a chance to sit around the table this weekend and enjoy a home cooked meal!!

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