Mealtime Mama: Fast but tasty recipes

If you can’t be bothered with slaving away in the kitchen this month, Gwen and I share some of our favorite “fast” recipes below that still deliver the tasty:

Aunt Phee’s* Cheesy Broccoli

Cup instant rice

Can Cream of Mushroom soup

8 ounce jar Cheez Whiz

Medium onion, chopped

Stick butter

16 ounce package frozen broccoli

Directions: Saute onions in stick of butter, add other ingredients, throw it in a casserole dish and throw it in the oven. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until edges are brown.

*Aunt Phee is Shannon’s cool aunt.

Mini Pizzas

6 English Muffins

1 (10 oz.) package grated mozzarella cheese

Your fave pizza sauce (or spaghetti sauce)

Fave veggies (if your kid will eat them; mine won’t)

Pepperoni slices

Directions: Cut muffins in half, top with sauce, veggies, pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.

Baked Pecan Chicken

Chicken breasts or tenderloins, thawed

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons cornflakes, crushed

Directions: Roll chicken in honey then in pecan/cornflake mixture. Bake on Pam sprayed cookie sheet at 400 until chicken is cooked through.

(Recipe courtesy Virginia Mattke from cookbook Feeding the Flock)

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