Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Easy dinner and Dessert

How about this for a super easy weeknight dinner and dessert!!!!

Chicken Stuffing Bake

1pkg stuffing mix
1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs cut up
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/3 C sour cream
1 (16 oz) bag mixed veggies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Make stuffing according to package directions, set aside.
Meanwhile, mix, soup, sour cream and veggies together with chicken. Pour into 9X13in baking dish. Top with stuffing mix.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked (it took 45 minutes in my oven). Serve with side salad or rolls.

This was super yummy. I could've eaten just the stuffing. It's definitely my favorite part!! The whole mixture though was really creamy and good. Perfect for a cold night when you are craving comfort food. It's easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Rachael Ray would be proud! This would also be perfect as a make ahead meal. Just mix the soup, veggies and sour cream and freeze. When you are ready to heat it, make the stuffing, top it and bake it.

And because no meal is perfect without something chocolaty for dessert, here's a yummy brownie recipe. This recipe is one that my mom used to make for me growing up. Until I learned to cook and then this was always to weekend treat. It's my FAVORITE brownie recipe because you can customize it so many ways. I used to add some mint extract instead of all the vanilla and these were a hit! This time I made the recipe as listed and on half of the batter added Andes thin mint baking pieces. The other half I left plain. My mom always put pecans on top. But since my family aren't really into nuts, I felt mint would be a better option! Enjoy and share the ways you customize these!!!.

This was originally in my mom's HERSHEY cookbook. I only have a copy of it.

Easy Fudge Brownies
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda. Add 1/3 cup vegetable oil and boiling water. Mix until well blended and thickened. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup oil. Finally, add the flour, vanilla and salt, mix just until all of the flour is absorbed. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

These are so rich and gooey. Really are my favorites. Takes me back to when I was little. I hope you enjoy them!!!!



MaryBeth said...

Brownies..how could you go wrong!! You have some very lucky kids to have such great food on the table every night.

Leslie said...

There is nothing better then an easy dinner!!! However any meal is better with chocolate at the end!!! LOL
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