Friday, December 12, 2008

Chicken Chop Suey

So I love chicken chop suey but there is not a good chinese resturant here so I deicded to tyr my hand at making it. I think it came out really well but my kids did not like it as much because of all the veggies but they did eat it.

2 pieces of chicken cut into bite sized pieces.
1 can chop suey veggies
1 can chicken gravy

saute the chicken in a skillet. Add the gravy and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the veggies and cook for additional 5 -10 minutes. Serve over rice.

Mushroom Corn Chowder!!

So a few days ago I was looking for soemthing to do with a can of cream corn. I found this recipe in a magazine and modified it for what I had.

1/2 can cream corn
1/2 c frozen corn
2 carrots sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cup milk
4 oz can of mushrooms, drained

Saute onion, carrots, and celery for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingreidents and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Can add chicken and any other vegetables you would like.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cinnamon Ornaments!!!

So I am babysitting 2 extra kids on top of my two and I needed something fun to do. I found this recipe for cinnamon ornaments on another website and modified it some. This recipe made 8 ornaments with a little left over. I will defintley be making more of these next weekend as christmas presents from the girls. I know cheap but handmade is the bets way to go. So enjoy the recipe and remember to have some fun with your kids.

Cinnamon Ornaments

3/4 cup applesauce1 bottle (4.12 ounces) McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
Cookie cutters
Drinking straw
Colorful ribbon


1Preheat oven to 200°F.

2Mix applesauce and cinnamon with hands in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. Using about 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll dough to 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap; cut dough into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Make a hole in top of ornament with drinking straw. Place ornaments on baking sheet.

3Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool ornaments on wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.)

4Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang. Decorate as deisired. I am going to be using glitter on them .