Monday, December 15, 2008

Dinner on a Dime...

Because the Grizas are on a tight budget this month, ... we have been trying to eat at home and stuff. This requires cooking...which I am not great at. Thanks to people like Tiny E, LP and Cory.. we are not starving! Tiny E gives me lots of recipes and I love how she dumbs them down for and explains things like "saute that first" or quantities... she knows me too well.
Tonight we made "Chicken Rotel" which involves alot of cheese, which my snugs loves. It also is big enough to feed 50 so we can eat it all week. HA or as Cory suggested.. freeze half of it for those desperate moments when we have NO food in this house! I have made some labels so that I can just print and stick on my disposable tupperwares and freeze half of the dish.
Now doesnt this look like chopped up Chicken? Well its NOOOOT! Ha Gotcha Bubs! ( ya'll have no idea how much Erik learns about his life from this blog!ha).... It is TOFU. Tofu comes in alot of fun textures and flavors so this is a firm Italian flavored one. Besides being better for you it has 2 other perks! One is it is CHEAP like $2 and the other is it does not require to be thawed out so when you forget to thaw out your meat pieces you can use Tofu instead!
And Look Above Tiny e.. sauteing like you taught me! and it all turned into what you see below. Hooray for me! and for your viewing pleasure i will post the recipe!
Chicken Rotel
1-2 lbs chicken
1 lb Velveeta cheese
1 stick butter
1 can English Peas, drained
1 can Mushrooms, drained
2 Cans Rotel
1 Onion
1 Bell Pepper
1 Box Vermicelli Noodles
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Boil Chicken then dice. Cook broken noodles in chicken broth according to package. Drain set chicken and noodles aside.
Sauté onion and bell pepper in stick of butter. Add Velveeta, rotel (not drained), peas, and mushrooms. Combine with chicken and noodles.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.
Yields: About 15 servings.


grizaham said...

Good eats babe.. Thanks a ton.

tiny e said...

I am so proud you sauteed this time. I wish I was there for dinner b/c that looks yummy!!!

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