Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

An easy casserole to make. 
Let me walk you through it.

You will need:
2 chicken breasts, shredded
1c Velveeta cheese

2c water
1c dry rice
1c milk

I cooked the chicken ahead of time.
Lay the uncooked chicken on a cookies sheet with sides so any grease of juices don't run off into the oven.
I season them with cumin, paprika and garlic powdered.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until center is done.

Shred the chicken and put into a casserole dish.
I layered raw uncooked broccoli on top of the shredded the chicken.
Cube up some cheese. I used Velveeta or shredded cheese.
Pour 1 cup of milk.

Cook rice according to bag directions.
2 cups of water, 1 cup of rice.
Cook the rice completely then scoop on top of broccoli and cheese.

Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Just enough to melt the cheese and soften the broccoli florets.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pesto with Noodles

You will need:

3 c packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 c chopped fresh parsley 
4 cloves garlic
3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c olive oil

(I know my recipe is a little different then normal. I omitted the 1/4 c pine nuts for personal preference. Basil is more commonly used then cilantro.)

Separate the leaves from the main stem of the cilantro and parsley. Place in food processor bowl.
Mince garlic. Add to food processor bowl.
Add Parmesan Cheese to food processor bowl.
Add olive oil to food processor bowl.

Blend till smooth.

 You can store this in an air tight container.

I used mine right away!
I boiled some noodles, added the pesto with the noodes were still hot and stir. 

So easy and delicious!