Eating on the Move
Baking Day on the Weekend
Replacing the Restaurant with Home Cooked Meals
It is estimated that 85% of people are unaware of what they will have for dinner come 4 PM. No wonder most families report eating together just once a week.
Here are some proven recipes to get kid-friendly meals on the table without sacrificing nutrition or taste.
Makes 2.5 cups
Mix all ingredients together and let sit 30 minutes before serving.
Aunt Joan's Popovers
Slowly add ingredients into the bowl in order listed, mixing continuously until perfectly smooth. Fill Teflon muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes if making large popovers, 30 minutes for the small. Do not open the oven to peek, or the puffed popovers will deflate.
Potato Salad in a Pinch
Mix in a bowl. Can't get much easier than this!
Parmesan Pasta Bowl
Pour chicken broth and 1 cup of water into a Dutch oven. Add chicken and orzo, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmering for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the peas, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place in bowls and top with a bit of the fresh Parmesan cheese.
The Other White Meat
While Pork is often overlooked, it's an affordable and tasty alternative when you are tired of the typical poultry.
Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork and cook on each side for five minutes or until browned. Remove the chops from the pan. Place wine, honey and mustard in the pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Return the pork to the pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut an insert into each chicken breast. Roll a slice of ham around a 1/2 inch strip of the cheese and stuff into middle. Roll chicken in milk and then dredge in breadcrumbs. Place on a pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. Add enough cheese to cover chicken, and return to oven until cheese is melted.
You can also use a meat mallet to flatten the chicken breast between two sheets of wax paper. Then place ham and cheese on breast and roll up tortilla fashion. Roll chicken in milk, dredge in breadcrumbs and place seam side down on pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain. Combine cheese and spinach in a bowl. Fill pasta shells with a spoonful of mixture. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Place shells in baking dish and top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake for 30-35 minutes.
The Rules, The Recipes and The Rush Hour Cook Club(tm) These recipes were excerpted from the new cookbook series: The Rush Hour Cook(tm) by Brook Noel. Each book focuses on real life recipes that lived up to the following five rules:
The Five Rules of Rush Hour Cook(tm) Recipes
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