I am always curious about what other people cook for their families. Mostly just because it gives me really good ideas. I love to try new recipes, too.
So I want to play a little game… and I hope you’ll play along!
I want to hear about-
(1) the dinner that you cook most often for your family (and if you have a recipe, please share it!), and
(2) the “new” recipe you tried most recently (this can be anything – not just a meal).
So here are my two:
The dinner I make most often is “Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake”. I make it because it is super-simple to prepare and everyone in my family likes it. I LOVE a night with no complaints!
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup uncooked minute rice
1 cup condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup water
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix the rice, soup, water and cheese in a casserole dish. Place the chicken on top. Sprinkle with black pepper and paprika to taste. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Mix rice before serving.
The most recent “new” recipe I tried was yesterday for our MOPS meeting – it’s a recipe I got recently from a friend from grad school. I already got a couple of requests to share the recipe, so I guess it’s a winner!
Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting
2/3 c granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 c butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c canned pumpkin
2 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 to 4 T milk
1/3 c butter (do not use margarine)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, 3/4 c butter (or margarine) and 1 tsp vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in pumpkin and eggs until well mixed. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet in heaping tablespoonfuls. Bake 10 to 12 min until almost no indentation remains when touched in the center. Immediate remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack. Cool completely (about 45 min). In medium bowl, place powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of milk. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until light brown. Pour butter over the powder sugar mixture and beat on low speed about 1 min. Add remaining milk if necessary to make frosting creamy and spreadable. Generously frost cookies.
Hope you enjoy these recipes! And I can’t wait to hear yours! You can either put them in your comment or put them on your own blog and leave me a link! Thanks!