Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some help please....

Hey guys... I have a favor to ask you all. Not sure if I have posted this before, but I have a meal planner and try to make a variety of meals. In doing this, it helps me be able to plan what I will need to have a 'well stocked pantry' for the meals that I have planned. Yes, I do stray from it on nights that things have been hectic and I dont want to make my version of Chicken cor don bleu or lasagnia and go with brats on the grill.... BUT, I have noticed that I only make 2 yes I said 2 dish's that I use rice in.... yet I love rice. Do you guys have any dish's that you would'nt mind sharing with me? I wont claim them as my own, I just want somthing differant in my menu.... If you dont mind I would like to post how they turn out though, but giving you all full credit for your creations. OK? I promise not to publish anything without telling who/where it came from. Sound fair to you all...

So I leave you with this....

The garden pose off... more pictures to come later...

and this one is AALLLL for me.....

Next time we talk I will probably be pregnant.....again....


COFFEE MAN said...

shakes head well we know where your mind is "roflmao" as for thr rice well i dont cook

Mrs Mom said...

Let me ask Dear Husband sweet sista of mine, and see what Nummy Riceness he can come up with for you! ;)

Hush now!!! Do Not Under Any Circumstances Utter That "P" Word Near Me!!!! ;)

Love ya girl. Smooch those babies from me. And I don't need to tell ya what to do w/ Milk Man there... HA~!@

Willow Witch said...

Hmmm, rice, rice I have to think on that, I always just make stuff you can pour over plain white rice. The boy's sure look like their daddy... and I will come if you ever plan on staying put for a minute, geeze. Thats a long way to drive only to see your back side booking out of the driveway...

Anonymous said...

We have two favorites:

QUICK FRIED RICE (8 servings)
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen mixed vegetables
4 eggs
8 cups cooked white rice
12 slices bacon
4 carrots, diced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt

Prepare frozen vegetables according to package instructions and set aside. Scramble the eggs in a medium skillet and chop into small bits; set aside. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving skillet with bacon grease. Place the rice in the skillet of bacon grease and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until coated. Mix in soy sauce, mixed vegetables, carrots and peas. Cook for 20 minutes before stirring the bacon and eggs into the rice; cook for another 10 minutes, stirring, and serve.

SKILLET HAM & RICE (serves 6)
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
3 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2-1/4 cup instant rice
6 green onions, sliced
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the ham, mushrooms, broth, water and pepper; bring to a boil. Add the rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Gently fluff rice. Serve with green onions and Parmesan cheese.

Heidi said...

BEV - you made my day!! anything with bacon and ham - makes my heart go flip flop.... THANK YOU!!!

Jody Blue said...

Here's one our foreign exchange student from Brasil taught us. They eat ALOT of rice. I have a couple more that she showed us and will post them next time I make them and let you know.

Jennifer said...

Here's one of our favorites..
Polynesian Pork Chops
4 boneless pork chops
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 med. onion, chopped
1 can Campbell's golden mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 c. water
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. honey
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice
Hot cooked rice (I use wild rice)
Sliced green onions
Season chops with garlic powder. In a medium skillet, heat oil over med.-high heat. Add chops and onion; cook 10 min. or until the pork is browned. Add soup, water, soy sauce, honey & pineapple w/ juice.
Bring to a boil; cook over low heat 10 min. or until the pork chops are no longer pink. Serve over rice and sprinkle with green onions.

Anonymous said...

I thought you might like them. ;-)

Mikey said...

Woman, you crack me up, lol!! Love that last line!

Carrie said...

Hi Milk Man's Wife. I am a lurker but I have a great rice recipe for you so thought I would share today.

Chicken Rice Casserole

1 can Campbell's chicken broccoli soup
1 can Campbell's broccoli cheese soup
1 1/2 c Minute Rice
2 c water
2 c frozen vegetables

2 chicken breasts cut in 1 inch squares

preheat oven to 375. Mix both cans of soup, water, rice, vegetables and chopped chicken in a casserole dish. Spice to taste. Cook uncovered for 60 minutes.

This is great - one dish means little cleanup. I have a picture of my son sitting on the table eating right out of the casserole dish after we were all done. I hadn't gotten to the table clean up yet.

And you can mix up the soup varieties. I have used cheddar cheese soup, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom.

Hope you enjoy.

Carrie from Canada

Heidi said...

Thanks for delurking Carrie!!!! I appreciate that you did it just for the sake of my familys eating! LOL *hugs* thanks again -

Mrs Mom said...

Hey Woman, you gonna share that meal planner with us? I am thinking I need some serious help there lately!!!

Bread in the breadmaker...just thinking of you!!


Sara said...

No recipe to contibute, but now I do understand why you're always getting pregnant. woowoo! lol!

TheStrawberryblush said...

Hey there lady! I'll be thinking of a recipe. Just wanted to stop in a say hello!

Andi said...

Chicken & Rice

1 chicken, cut up
1 pkt dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1/2 c milk
1 c instant rice

place rice in 9X13 greased pan. combine soups and milk. put chicken on top of rice. Pour soup mixture over making sure rice is moist and chicken is covered. cover and bake at 325 for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Have fun enjoying your new recipes!

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

From my kitchen to yours...

Quick n Easy Cream of Chicken (for 4 servings; you may want to add half again for six)

Start 4 cups of rice cooking (or 6, depending on how much your family eats)

Get out a big ol' skillet
Turn the stove on medium and melt a stick of butter (or a stick and a half)
Add 8 tbsp. flour (or 12) and whisk it in.
Slowly add a 12 oz. can of chicken broth(or 16 oz) and whisk in
When it's thick and bubbly, add a cup of whole milk (or a cup & a half) and whisk in
Add a bunch of chicken (I use two cans of the stuff from Costco--you could add three for your hungry mob--gotta keep those farmer's arms rippling!), or if you prefer, cubes of ham
A little salt & pepper, and a little paprika! (that's the secret ingredient)
Add some peas or broccoli for color (or serve them on the side)
Serve over the rice, which should be done by now.

My kids love it, and it's really fast to make on those days when you just have to get it on the table in 30 minutes.

Good luck on growing a new bump! :) I'm crossing my fingers for ya!

Sadie said...

Ok... don't know if it's up your alley, but this goes super fast at our house, and its quick to make :) AND, it can all be made for very, very little from aldi's products!

Cooked and cubed chicken
cooked white rice (we use about a box)
green beans
a few cans of cream of mushroom soup.

combine all above items, and proceed to stuff your face :)

My youngest also loves it with tuna, instead of chicken. Sausage, ham, and many other meats would work great as well!

Can you tell I seldom cook by recipe? hehe... :)

Kris said...

A little fake tex mex for you, and a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey, esp after making chicken soup:

Put 1.5 C rice (I use brown) and 3 C water in corningware; microwave on medium high for 30 min to cook your rice.

(Why yes, I am a lazy cook, why do you ask?)

Meanwhile, mix 2-3 C of shredded cooked chicken with 8 oz tomato sauce and 1 package taco seasoning. Spread mixture on top of cooked rice. "Ice" top of mixture with 1-2 cans of refried beans. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Bake at 325 until cheese is melted and inside of casserole is hot (time varies depending on how long ago you cooked the rice!)

Wendy said...

Ew, I love me some muscles!! Alas those are YOURS!!!!

Hey, you need to visit BW and see the faux gumbo I posted yesterday which is easy breezy and goes over rice. Your family will LOVE it eve if you have to sub. chicken for shrimp!!! And brats for andouille!!!

AND if you comment you get a chance to win a prize for your kitchen just from Louisiana!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Gail said...

This a comfort food for us. You can use rice of your choice or mashed taters.

1 lb ground beef (or venison) browned.
gravy mixed into the beef (your favorite gravy)

Serve over rice, side of veggies.
We like diced onions or diced green chilies (DH's) on top.


HOA Mgr Lady said...

oh my gosh. Look at the Campbells web site and also the web site for any rice brand and they have tried and tested and tasted recipes. Yummy.
One of my favorite is
Rice - yeah okay like 1-02 cups
1 0r 2 cans of beef or chicken broth (I use beef)
a couple sliced green onions the whole onion or as much as you need.
grease the casserole dish. Cook at 300 for an hour or so until the onions float to the top and form a real light kinda crusty not really but prettytop. How's that for vague? I figure you can cook I am at work. It's yummy work with me GIRL! You will die from how heavenly this is.

Jessica said...

Not really a rice recipe per se, but I have a suggestion to make rice better! I add wild rice, bulger wheat and pearl barley to the rice cooker with my rice, so there is a big wonderful pile of differnt textures and good-for-you goodness. After it's cooked, thow some cream of soup in with some garlic and whateves and serve with XXX. I steam up veggies and serve them over the top, but im not a big meat lover. My husband likes it when I stuff his pork chops with it though.

Karen Deborah said...

do you like broccoli cheese rice casserole? you should not show all those muscles, really girl must you brag?

Carla said...

LOL! Loving your 'menfolk'!!! (and your drooling over your own 'man';)

Suzanne said...

I'm a lurker too, but I'll come out of hiding with this recipe...

Sausage Rice Casserole
Brown 1 pound sausage. Crumble. Drain fat. Add 1 package of Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup and 1 cup of rice (uncooked). Stir together. Put sausage and rice mixture into a casserole dish you have a lid for (must be covered during cooking time). Add 2 cups water. Cover casserole dish. Cook in oven at 350 for 1 hour.

This is super easy and my family loves it. You will probably need to increase the quantity of ingredients for you family (mine is quite small).

Cheryl B. said...

Hi :-D I just stumbled upon your blog today. I am the mom of four sons, now in their 20's, and as of a week ago, a grandma =>.
Two recipes for you:
Pizza Casserole (from my friend Becky VW. -{mom of 5 sons})
2 1/2 lbs hamburg
1 1/2 teasp. both salt & pepper
1/4 teasp. garlic salt (or powder)
1 qt. chopped tomatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teasp. oregano
1/2 teasp. italian seasoning
2 cups minute rice
motzorealla cheese

Brown hamburg and onion. Drain. Add the rest of ingred. except cheese, mix well. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Put into greased 9 x 13 pans. Top with cheese.
Bake at 350 till cheese melts (about 12 minutes or so).

My husband just called, said he's on his way here and wondered if I'd like to go on a hot date ;-}
I'll write down this blog address and send you the second recipe l-a-t-e-r . . . ;-p
Cheryl B.

Cheryl B. said...

o:-p I'm back o;-} ... God's sense of timing with His humor cracks me up!!!! Here I was, reading your site, and the part about catching the milk man in the shower; and enjoying the realness and humor you put in your writing, and then while I'm typing up a recipe for you, my husband calls, and literally asks if I'd "like to go on a hot date". ;-p t-o-o funny!!!! {I am going to post about this in the next day or two!}
Recipe #2 I had planned on sharing -
Rice Chantilly - a side dish
3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teasp. salt
1 or 2 dashes ground red pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (divided)
Combine rice, sour cream, salt, red pepper, and half of the cheese. Spoon into a greased shallow 1 qt. dish. Top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 for 20 min.
Very good with pork chops.

Cheryl B.

Heidi said...

Thanks Cheryl B!!! Glad you stumbled over.. :)

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