Archive for the ‘very fast meals’ Category

Taco Macaroni

March 23, 2010

Happy Spring All!! Continuing along the lines  of fast easy meals, I  got this keeper from my daughter, who is a very good cook! It was a hit at my house last week. I dedicate this to  the spring sports moms! I spent a lot of time on baseball fields with a hubby who coached and a son who played. You freeze at the beginning of the season and broil at the end. Dinner was always late. This recipe will help!

Taco Macaroni

1 box (1lb. macaroni or your choice of pasta)

1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey

1 can  of black beans rinsed (optional)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can tomato soup

1 can tomato sauce

1 envelope of taco seasoning

—–> Cook macaroni. At same time brown meat and onion  over medium heat, drain. Stir in all tomatoes, black beans and seasoning. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Darin macaroni, Add to sauce. Stir. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover with lid just until cheese melts. After serving on plates, topp with sour cream and lettuce. (NOTE: I had some leftover pepperoni that I chopped and added. It was great!)

HINT: No taco seasoning? Mix a blend of chili poiwder, garlic, cumin, oregano and paprika.


Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli Rice

February 27, 2010

I promise I haven’t been neglecting you! I couldn’t get into my blog all week! We all love the computer world (when it works!) But alas, we are back together! Welcome to all my new readers and a special welcome to a friend of a friend who has a quilting blog. I like to quilt as much as I like to cook! Welcome Nancy, and check out her blog! . I love new friends and new sites!!

All of us are so busy these days that we need quick and easy dishes in our arsenal for those days when we have an evening activity and a busy day and still have to cook. This recipe is lightning fast! My hubby loves it! Enjoy. I am off to quilt!


Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

1 lb. boneless skinlessw chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth

2 c. instant white rice, uncooked

1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese, cut into small cubes

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

—–> Cook and stip chicken in large skillet on medium heat for 5 min. or until done.

Stir in broth. Bring to a boil.

Add rice, cheese and broccoli. Cover and remove from heat.

Let stand 10 min. Stir until cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended.