Monday, January 5, 2009

Chili Cups

This is my variation of Chili Cups. The original recipe can be found at $5 Dinners.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • can of tomato sauce, I believe it's 16 oz. its the next size up from 10 oz. ?
  • packet of chili seasoning
  • 1 bx Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown meat & drain.
  • Add chili seasoning & tomato sauce. Simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Mix Jiffy cornbread mix, milk & egg together.
  • Using a muffin tin, put one spoonful of chili mixture to each cup. I use a 12 cup tin.
  • Then put a spoonful of the cornbread mixture on top of each, leaving a small space at the top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let sit for about 5 minutes before scooping out.
  • The little bit of sweet taste from the cornbread is perfect!
  • I usually have a bit of chili left, so the Hubby uses it for extra on his plate.
  • Any other chili left over can be refrigerated and used for chili dogs the next night!

Yummy Chicken Casserole

  • 1 pound chicken, cubed & boiled until done
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic salt


  • Take the cooked chicken and toss with salts & pepper to season.
  • Open crescent rolls and separate.
  • Add some chicken to a crescent roll and roll it up.
  • Laying it in a greased rectangular baking dish, seam side down.
  • Repeat with all other crescent rolls.
  • After you have all the rolls down, take your cream of chicken soup, add the milk and mix.
  • Pour over the top of the chicken crescent rolls.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Homemade Salisbury Steaks

I got this recipe from a friend on CafeMom. I have made it several times and the whole family LOVES IT!
I pair it up with garlic mashed potatoes, corn (or corn on the cob) and rolls.

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • one egg
  • 3/4 to 1 whole sleeve of crackers, crushed (I used the round ones)
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 10 1/2 oz. can of beef gravy


  • Mix beef with crackers, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Form patties, set aside.
  • Combine water & gravy. Put in skillet over medium heat to warm.
  • Then add meat patties.
  • Cover & SIMMER (very important that you turn it down to simmer) for 30 minutes, turning over half way through.

Breakfast Pizza


  • Pillsbury pizza crust
  • cooked peppered gravy
  • scrambled eggs
  • cooked bacon
  • cooked sausage
  • mozzarella cheese


  • After cooking gravy, eggs, bacon and sausage all separately, unroll pizza crust on large baking sheet.
  • Layer: gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, then cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 17 minutes.

Chicken & Yellow Rice

This is the easiest meal for me, since I use dark meat from a rotisserie chicken!

  • about 1 c. chicken shredded
  • packet of yellow rice


  • Cook yellow rice as directed
  • Add chicken and cook a few more minutes.
  • Serve with sides such as green beans & rolls.

Chicken & Dressing

  • 1 lb. chicken, cooked & shredded. I use white meat pieces from a rotisserie chicken
  • chicken stock, approx. 2 cups, +/-
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 T. poultry seasoning
  • 2-3 hard boiled eggs, whites only for us
  • 1 raw egg
  • Cornbread, crumbled
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 can milk


  • Combine all the ingredients & stir well. Add stock last, as to gauge how much you need.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • I use a can of Cream of chicken soup and a can of milk to make my gravy.

Rotel Chicken


  • Boneless Skinless Chicken, cut up
  • 1 c. chicken stock
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, sliced
  • noodles of your choice, I use thin spaghetti
  • 1 green pepper, cut up


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil your chicken until cooked through.
  3. Save 1 c. broth.
  4. Boil your noodles until done.
  5. Combine your noodles & butter until butter is melted.
  6. Add your chicken, stock, rotel & green pepper.
  7. Mix and put into a baking pan.
  8. Put slices of Velveeta cheese all over the top until covered completely.
  9. Bake until all cheese is melted.
  10. Stir & Serve!
  11. YUM

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