Monday, May 25, 2009

Chocolate Layer Dessert

So of reciently I've been on the go making things for different BBQs and Potlucks that the kids and I've been going to. I made a dessert for our last one and since it is super yummy I decided to post it on my blog.

Graham Cracker crust mix
8 oz of Cream Cheese
1 small box chocolate pudding
1 small box of white choloate pudding (or vanilla) (You can also do a large box of chocolate pudding instead of two small ones)
1 cup of powdered sugar
3-4 cups of Milk
12 oz cool whip

Make the crust. While it cools take the cream cheese and let it sit at room temp to get it ready for the next part of the process. When it is at room temp cut it into chunks and place in mixing bowl. Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar until smooth. Then add about half of the container of cool whip to it. Once that is fully mixed together place on top of cooled crust. Then make the pudding according to box intructions using the milk. Let the pudding set up some before adding it to the top of the the cream cheese layer. Let it set up fully in the fridge overnight. Then serve and enjoy. You can add cool whip to the top of the dessert or eat it like it is. Both taste great.

The crust in the pan cooling.

Cream cheese mixture

Topped on the crust.
The final product!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Using leftovers

There are those times in our house that we have leftover chicken. Well for those times here is a very simple and easy meal that uses those leftovers and creats a meal that even kids will eat.

Take the leftover chicken and cut it into small chunks. Heat in pan and then add in bbq sauce. While that warms up I add in some honey for extra flavor. While this continues to heat up I steam some veggies and make pasta, mashed potatoes, or rice. Serve and enjoy. This meal takes about 20 min from start to finish.

The final look of the meal
My kids enjoying their dinner

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hawiian Haystacks

This is a super easy and quick meal that our entire family loves and is a great lazy night dinner.

Cream of Chicken Soup (1-2 cans, I usually use 2)

Cook the rice. I usually boil my chicken in seasonings (itiallian, curry, honey, season salt, onion powder), and then when it is fully cooked (about 20 min) I cut it up into small pieces and throw it in with the cream of chicken soup and then make it so the soup is to the consitancy that I like. I use the water from boiling the chicken to mix in with the soup to add flavor. Once the rice is done then I put some of that on a plate and top it with the soup mixture. Add cooked peas on top or to the side and then sometimes cheese on that (Jay loves it that way). Then have pineapple on the side.

The whole meal takes about 30-45 min to make and is very yummy and kid friendly.

This is the soup mixture with the water from boiling the chicken. I love my steemer! It makes steaming veggies so easy.
The finished product. My kids eat this up and on occasion ask for seconds.