I cook a lot. Mostly it is just quick and easy things, but I have a few recipes that I rotate into my schedule about once a week. Even though I only cook for me and my little man and it can be tedious to make nice sit down meals every night I was raised in a sit down household and I want to instill the same values in my son.
So this is the start (hopefully if I remember to keep up with it) of a weekly routine where I share a recipe that is fairly easy to make, but good enough for a whole family to sit down with real dishes and have conversation to. I don't exactly stick to a strict recipe so if your straight out of the book kind of cook this may not work for you, but for those of you that are creative these are easy to make your own!
Tonight my recipe is...
Easy Chicken and Rice Bake
(this was originally improvised from a Campbell's soup recipe)
Its all in one dish so you have easy clean-up too!
There are many ways you can change this to make it to your liking
2-4 uncooked chicken breast (I only use 2 but the recipe works for up to 4)
1 can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup (this is your preference)
3/4 cup uncooked rice
1 1/3 cup of water
Season as desired
(I add salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, and paprika for the rice mixture and the chicken)
Preheat the oven to 375%
Add rice, water, soup, and your desired seasonings in a shallow baking pan and stir together
Season chicken (again to your preference, but you should go a little on the heavy side since it can taste a bit bland if you under season it)
Place chicken breasts into the soup mixture
Cover and bake for 50 mins
And for dessert...
Super simple to make
cut up 4 apples into slices and spread them on the bottom of a small baking dish
Mix together about 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (more or less of either its up to you)
Sprinkle sugar and cinamon mixture over apples
melt 2 tabelspoons of butter and pour over apples
Add enough applejuice to just cover the apples and cover to bake
This bakes at 350% so after you take out your chicken just lower the temp and wait a few mins then pop them in. Bake for about 30-40 mins just until the apples are tender.
These are great with ice cream or by themselves