Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Month's Worth of "Tuesday Night Noms"!

Dinner on the cheap. When you hear folks say that you automatically assume 'ugh ramen again'. Not here at Champagne Mommyhood!

Since we've been slacking lately (work, illness and the like) we're giving you a QUADRUPLE dose of "Tuesday Night Noms"!

To start:

Ouiser's 'Dog Food'

An ex of mine used to make this for us all the time. Hate the ex, stole his recipe*lol* At least he was good for something right? We'll overlook the fact that he was/is batshit crazy.

1 lb ground beef
1 1/3 c. minute rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
minced onion
worcestshire sauce (to taste)

brown the beef with the worcestshire and mixed onion.
Boil the rice according to the directions
Drain beef, add boiled rice and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.


Quick, easy and filling (and nutritious especially if you use brown rice)

Bastard Shepard's Pie

1 lb ground beef (seasoned with bbq or worcestshire sauce to your tastes), garlic, minced onion
peas or green beans
cheese (sliced or shredded)
instant mashed potatoes (or you can make your own from 'real potatoes' if you're so inclined)

Preheat oven to 400

brown the beef with your seasonings
add 1 can peas or green beans

Make your potatoes according to directions on box

in a dish (size doesn't matter as long as it all fits in the end!) layer the beef veggie mixture, sprinkle with cheese, layer mashed potatoes on top, sprinkle with cheese

Place in oven for 15-20 mins or until cheese is melty and potatoes are starting to brown just a little bit for that crusty goodness


BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza

1 box Jiffy Pizza Crust Mix
BBQ Sauce
1/2 lb ground beef
Cheddar Cheese
1/2 jar tomato sauce

Make pizza crust according to box directions.

Brown the beef. When sufficiently browned add in the BBQ sauce (to taste)
Spread the pizza sauce on the crust.
Layer the beef bbq mixture on top
Top with cheese
Bake 15-20 mins until cheese is bubbly.


Truvy's Crockpot Chicken Thingy (with Bonus Lunch!)

-1 pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts..mine had 3 decent breasts in it
-1 large can cream of chicken soup
-1 can chicken broth
-any veggies you want...this last time i use 1 can niblets corn and 1 can sweet peas, both drained...raw veggies work too!
-salt, to taste
-tony chachere's or cajun seasoning of you choice
-about a cup of italian bread crumbs (or plain if you like)
-hot sauce, i used frank's red hot

Crockpot Chicken Thingy:
chop 2/3 of your chicken boobs into cubes. combine cream of chicken, chicken broth (except for a little....leave a couple tablespoons in the can for now, veggies, chicken, and a little salt in your crockpot. cook at high for about 5 hours or low for about 8 hours. make sure our chicken is cooked throughout. i served this over biscuits that i cooked til they were just a little doughy, and it gave this chicken pot pie effect. the ultimate comfort food.

Bonus Lunch:
when you open your chicken package, take one of the breasts, unchopped, and put it in a baking dish...i used a shallow glass casserole dish. shakes some cajun seasoning and bread crumbs over it, and a little salt and pepper if you feel the need. flip the chicken a couple times to coat both sides. then, if you're up for it, splash some hot sauce over the top. pour the last little bit of chicken broth in the pan to keep it moist. i put it in a 375 degree-ish oven for about 20 minutes? when it was done, i combined it (sliced up) with a bag of predominantly spinach salad, some leftover almond accents (in the produce section with salad toppers), and some croutons. so good and juicy i didn't even need dressing!!!

Did you recreate any of these dishes? Snap a picture and let us know how it turned out!

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