Monday, January 30, 2012

Recipe Monday- My 2 easy go- to meals

So, these aren't super original, or super healthy, but on the days that I have an extra baby to watch and ballet goes until 5:30.... it's nice to have something really easy to make!  Here are my 2 favorite easy go- to meals!  All are from mixes, but they're cheap and can be made ahead!

Mushroom and Chicken Risotto
1 box of mushroom risotto
1/2 lb. chicken tenders cut into small pieces
1/2 box of raw mushrooms of your choice (I use baby bellas)

Cook the risotto according to the box.  In a large pan, cook chicken and mushrooms on a low heat in 2 t. olive oil.  Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste.  When cooked through, and risotto is cooked, combine.  I serve this with broccoli and a bit of rustic bread.

Chili and Cornbread
1 package of Bear Creek chili mix
(which calls for)
1 lb. of ground beef cooked
1 small can of tomato paste

1 pkg. of Jiffy cornbread mix
which calls for milk and an egg
(and I put 1 c. of shredded cheddar in the mix, along with 1/2 c of sliced jalapenos to add some flavor.)

Cook/bake everything according to directions.  Both can be made ahead of time so you can just heat it up!  Super easy!

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