Thursday, April 12, 2007

Minimal Effort, High Calorie Recipes

I had these recipes that say do this, do that. Who MAKES these rules?

--Emeril Lagasse

A lot of CFers (myself included) are short on time and energy when it comes to preparing dinner. I'm a little embarrassed about how often I've opted to "graze" for dinner instead of putting something decent together. Now that I'm getting back on track with my sleep schedule and so forth, I'm feeling more enthusiasm about returning to the kitchen.

Here are some of our favorite "no-fuss" meals. It's got all the basic food groups, and is LOADED with calories. It's easy to hide some "Scandical" in these too, or load them up with extra cheese.

"Chili Cups"

1 tube of pillsbury homestyle biscuit dough
1 can of Stagg Turkey Chili ranchero
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven according to directions on the biscuits.
2. Grease a muffin tin
3. Using the can of chili as a rolling pin, flatten each of the biscuits so that they will be flat enough and big enough to line the muffin tin
4. Spoon the chili into the dough
5. Bake for 13 minutes (or until the biscuits are golden)
6. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on the tops of the chili cups

"Lazy Chicken Casserole"

one bag frozen veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. In a bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup and veggies. Stir to coat.
3. Place chicken breasts in an 8x8 glass baking dish
4. Pour the veggie/soup mixture on top of the chicken
5. Bake for 35-40 minutes

*optional, shredded cheddar cheese can be added on top for extra calories!

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