Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guest Chef Post CMIOG Recipe

I am super excited to share a guest chef with you.  Tiffany from Tiffany's World shared a family favorite with us.  Stop in and give her a visit and thank her for this yummy recipe.  I don't know about you , but I'm excited to give it a try. 

This is a family favorite. This brings back memories of childhood, waiting for dad to come home so we can start dinner! It's warm and inviting, but it can be varied to fit your tastes... Literally it can be done a million different ways! (And leftovers are BEST!) Bone-in chicken, boneless, different soup, different veggies, different seasonings, different starch. And you can really make it up as you go! Just remember ratios....

Here's my Chicken that Makes Its Own Gravy (CMIOG, for short!)

6-8 chicken tenders, 4-6 chicken breasts, or various chicken pieces ($2)

canned or frozen pearl onions 1/2 bag frozen ($.75) or 1/2 can (1.99)

1C mushrooms (canned $.69)

1C sour cream ($.99)

1C shredded cheese ($.69)

1C rice ($.50)


1. Preheat your oven to 350 and place chicken in a baking dish... 8x8, 9x12, depends on how much chicken you need to cook!

2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and bake up to 30 minutes, until the chicken is ALMOST done.... But not quite.

3. Remove from oven, sprinkle canned pearl onions, drained, and sliced mushrooms over the chicken

4.  In a bowl, mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1C fat free sour cream.  If you don't like sour cream, try evaporated milk.  Stir in 1C shredded cheddar cheese and spread this concoction over the chicken.
5. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for 30-45 minutes, until the cheese looks melted in the sauce.

6. Prepare rice while the chicken cooks. If you prefer, try mashed potatoes, noodles, or even broccoli.

7. Serve.... Scoop the rice, etc on the plate and spoon the chicken with all the sauce goodness! And try not to lick the plate clean!!!
I served mine over rice with roasted broccoli and Stouffer's spinach souffle!
OH my yumminess is what I say.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us and being a GUEST  CHEF.  This will be added to my August menu for sure! 

If you would like to be a guest chef at Whitehead's Monthly Menu message me or leave me a comment with your idea.  We'd love to have you!

Thank you Tiffany for sharing your family favorite !


Monday, July 11, 2011

Pin and share Tuesday

If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet you should check it out.  I love it! 

Look what yumminess I have found.

Orange Bowl Fruit cups

I  really like  the little orange bowls. 

The feeling is fruit and cool whip mixed togeher. 

Crabby Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Aren't they cute and they look pretty easy.
Croissant filled with chicken salad
eye balls are rolled cream cheese and olives on a tooth pick , claws are peppers cut into trainagles.

I don't know about you , but it is HOT here in Florida. The hotter it gets the less time I want to spend
in my kitchen. This summer time corn bread salad looked yummy, and would take very little time at the stove.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

5 Things About Me and the Kitchen

  1. I can not make a pancake to save my life.  I know they are easy right and I love them.  It becomes a disaster every time I try.  Do you have a food you just can not make even though it is EASY?
  2. Lunch is the hardest meal of the day for me to plan or prepare. 
  3. I love all of the cute cupcakes and cakes.  I often try to make them.  Sometimes they turn out great many times they turn out just flat out ugly.  Cake decorating was not a gift granted me.  And, yes I have taken cake decorating classes.
  4. The crock pot is probably my favorite kitchen item.  You throw everything in it and leave it!
  5. I have a love/hate relationship with food and also with cooking.  I am usually really on where everything is turning out fantastic and I'm singing around the kitchen how lucky my family is for having a fabulous cook.  Or I am really off and its not fit for the dog to eat.  You never know what your going to get with me.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Monthly Menu

1.  *new recipe (OUR BEST BITES) Southwestern Beef Wraps
2.   BBQ pork chops , mac and cheese , baked beans
3.   country fried steak, mashed potatoes, left over mac n cheese, green beans
4.   Fourth of July Cookout
5.   taco salad
6.   homemade pizza
7.  nettles sausage, rice stewed tomatoes, corn on the cob
8.  *new recipe (OUR BEST BITES) Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos, Green Salad
9.    sticky chicken wraps, sweet potato fries (new recipe left from June Menu found at mommy's kitchen)
10. Trisha Yearwoods oven rice and pork chops, tomatoes, corn (found this recipe over at mommy's kitchen its yummy)
11. on vacation
12. on vacation
13.on vacation
14. on vacation
15.  spaghetti, garlic bread
16.  Baked ziti with leftover sauce
17.  Fried chicken tenders, mac n cheese, green beans, crock pot spiced apples and biscuits
18.  Chili, slaw, or plain dogs your choice + chips
19.   Fried pork chops, rice and gravy, broccoli, sliced tomatoes
20.   Salad with Parmesan chicken strips, fruit cups
21.   grilled hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans
22.   Chili's chicken,  l/o baked beans, mac n cheese
23.  oven steaks, baked potatoes
24,  Hillbilly spaghetti pie ( NEW recipe mommy's kitchen)
25.  Root beer pulled pork sandwich's, Cole slaw , baked beans (New recipe Mommy's kitchen)
26.   chicken and rice, baked mac n cheese,  baked cauliflower
27.   turkey breast, rice and gravy, green beans
28.   Leftovers night
29.  Chicken burritos or taco salad
30.  Hamburger vegetable soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, watermelon slices
31.  Baked ham, crock pot macaroni , string beans , rolls
1.    Leftover ham, hash brown casserole