Monday, May 31, 2010

Chicken Noodle Stirfry


This is a Farmers Wife Original.

Ingredients:
1 16 oz. Pkg. Frozen stir fry vegetables
1 1/2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thigh tenders, (do not use chicken breasts)
1 12 oz. Bottle Stir Fry Sauce
2 Pkgs. Chicken Ramen
1-2 Chopped Green Onions

Directions:
Spray the crock pot with cooking spray, put the vegetables in the bottom. Add the chicken and sauce on top and stir. Cook on low for 4 hours. Break up the noodles and add in after chicken is done, cook for another 30 minutes. Serve with green onion on top.

Review:
This is similar to Asian Beef with Noodles, but with chicken and is a lot easier to make. It was tasty, but I would say not my favorite. I would give this 2.5 Stars.

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Breakfast Burritos


This is a Farmers Wife Original.

Ingredients:
1 Chorizo
1 Pkg. Turkey Bacon, diced (or regular I like Turkey better)
2 Cups Cooked Pinto Beans (I personally like to do them in the crock pot. But I can't find a recipe for that)
4-5 Potatoes, peeled and diced
8 Eggs
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Tortillas

Directions:
In a large skillet or wok, cook the chorizo until it's slightly browned. Drain off fat, and set aside. Dice the bacon, and in the same skillet cook the bacon until done. Drain off fat, and set aside. Add in about 2-3 T. Oil, and fry the potatoes until browned and soft on the inside. Once done set aside, and clean off the pan. In the same pan, scramble the eggs. Once done start adding in the other ingredients. Add in the cheese last, about 2-3 cups worth, til it's all melted and cheesy. Spoon into warmed tortilla's, and roll up into a burrito. This makes a lot, will stay good in the fridge for about a week, and can also be frozen.

Review:
This makes a lot, will stay good in the fridge for about a week, and can also be frozen. It's something my hubby and I really enjoy, but don't make all the often. We will literally eat burrito's several days in a row because we like it so much! 5 stars.

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Beef Stroganoff


 Originally from Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:
16 oz. Boneless beef sirloin steak, sliced thin
1 16 oz. carton Sour Cream
4 T. Flour
4 t. Instant beef bouillon granules
1/2 C. Chopped Onion
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
2 T. butter
1/2 cup Water
1/4 t. Pepper
1 package of cooked Egg Noodles

Directions:
Thinly slice the beef into strips. Boil the water and dissolve the bouillon in the water. Mix together sour cream and flour in a medium sized bowl. Add in the bouillon water, and pepper, set aside. In a large skillet melt the butter, add in the onion and garlic, and saute til soft. Add in the beef and cook until desired doneness. Add the sour cream mixture into the skillet with the steak. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Serve over noodles.

Review:
We really like this recipe. I don't make it all the often because steak is so expensive, but all 3 of us including josh will chow down on this. As my hubby says "Meat, Gravy, Noodles... What could be better?" 4 stars.

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French Toast Casserole


Original recipe from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Ingredients:
8 slices bread, cut into cubes
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup of milk
1 1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/8 t. Nutmeg
1/8 t. Cloves
2 T. Sugar
Dash of salt
1/4 cup of Dried Cranberries

Directions:
Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. Combine eggs, milk and spices together. Place half the bread in the bottom of the crock pot, and pour half the egg mixture over. Repeat with the remaining half of the ingredients. Add in the cranberries and mix together. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Review: This was AMAZING!! The first time I made it according to the original and we could've taken or left it. But with the changes it was delicious, our 2 year old even ate it. I will definitely be making this again!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carribean Chicken Stirfry


This is a Farmers Wife Original

Ingredients:
4 Chicken Breasts, cubed
Half a bottle of Carribean Jerk Marinade
8 oz. of Mandarin Oranges
3 Tablespoons Sugar (or Splenda)
2Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2-3 cups of cooked Rice

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix together the Marinade, the juice from the oranges (set aside orange slices to add in later), sugar and soy sauce. Set aside, and cube the chicken into 1 inch sized pieces. This is easily done if the chicken is still partially frozen. Add the chicken into the sauce and mix together. Chill about 30 minutes, or longer for more flavor. Heat a wok on medium heat with about 2 Tablespoons of oil. Once hot add in the chicken, sauce and orange slices, and cook until the chicken is done, about 10-15 minutes. Add some corn starch to thicken up the sauce. Serve over rice.

Review:
I made this up last summer when I needed a meal for a lot of people unexpectedly and hadn't made it to the store yet. This was such a big hit, has SO much flavor and is incredibly easy. We all loved it. I'd forgotten about it til last night and my Hubby and I devoured it! You could easily add some stir fry veggies in if you wanted to, I just don't happen to keep them on hand. 4 Stars.

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