The Good, the Fast & the Easy

10.20.2010

As of late, I have been on a recipe finding kick. It has become more like a challenge to myself than anything else. My goal: to find great tasting recipes that are easy, fast and don't break the bank. As you may recall from this post, I wanted to become a smarter shopper and be better at planning weekly meals. And I would say that so far I have achieved both of those things, even though we have diverted a couple of times from the originally scheduled dinner.  I'm far from being an expert on these things or not remotely qualified to give anyone else advice, but I will say this; it's a lot easier then you may believe. Kraft Recipes and All Recipes have become a couple of my best friends and the Janke household is definitely benefiting from the relationship. Tonight, for instance, I will be making a Chicken Enchilada Casserole and I had pretty much all of the ingrediants at home already. A couple of them I'll have to be creative, but I'll definitely acheive the overall desire. And this time of year has so many great and delicous meals, it's hard to say no to cooking. I'm dreaming of diving into the art of eating making porkchops, big pots of chili, sweet potatoe casserole, pies... 

Okay. I'm  back.

This weekend I made Angel Chicken which was incredible and easy! This is all you need

  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade {we used the Wal-Mart Brand and I'm sure it's the exact same}
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces {we used 3 chicken breast and it was perfect}
  •  1/2 lb. angel hair pasta, uncooked 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

And to make it...

  • Whisk cream cheese, soup, dressing and wine with until blended; pour over chicken in slow cooker. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours (or on HIGH 2 to 3 hours).
  • COOK pasta as directed on package about 15 min. before chicken is done; drain. Serve topped with chicken mixture and parsley.

 Easy and excellent! And you can make it healthy too--low fat cream cheese, dressing and cream of mushroom soup was in ours along with whole gain angel hair. Another plus is that it reheats great. I'm also trying to talk Andrew into eating meatloaf {because I'm really craving some paired with mashed potatoes}, but I fear that I may lose that battle. I'll keep you posted though...

If you have any easy and delicious recipes, pass 'em on! I'm open to whatever.

As long as I like it!

Happy cooking {and eating}!

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Andrea said...

emailing this recipe to myself!

 
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