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Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Meals!

I think I forgot to do a meal post last monday-LOL! Forgot that was what I dedicated Mondays to ;-)

Anyhow, food is on my mind anyway today. I had the Cooking Party this past Saturday night, and I think it went GREAT! Eight girls were able to come and the meals we made look so delicious! We prepared freezable entrees in 8 X 8 casserole dishes. Here's what we'll be enjoying over the next few weeks:

*taco soup
*BBQ meatloaf
*Chicken Pot Pie
*Sausage and Wild Rice
*Breakfast Casserole
*Lasagne with Herbed Sauce
*Swiss Chicken
*Chicken Enchiladas

It took about three hours to assemble all the meals, and we thoroughly enjoyed each other's company in the meantime! Our freezers are stocked, and I'm super excited to not have to cook many an evening over the next few weeks!

I found it to be very cost-effective as well -- shop a store when your main ingredient/meat goes on sale (or go to Costco like I chose to do) and you can save a lot. I spent about $45 for all the ingredients I needed for the 8 dishes of BBQ meatloaf. Considering I had 8 dinners by the end of the night for that cost, that's a little over $5 a meal. I can save a lot of money preparing dinners this way! I love those Dinner places like "Dinners By Design," but a full size dinner costs $24.50 and a half size (which is about the size we made at the party) is still $15.50. So, huge savings!!!!

So, for today's meal recipe, I'll post Tiffany's Swiss Chicken. It's super delicious and very simple to make! Try it this week, you'll love it, I promise :-)

Swiss Chicken Casserole-

You need:
-Chicken breasts
-Swiss cheese (grated or sliced)
-1 can of Cream of mushroom soup
-1 cup of sour cream
-2 tbsps of milk
-1/2 tsp of thyme
-1 package of stovetop stuffing
-1 stick of butter

Take a 9x13 casserole dish. Grease pan. Place uncooked chicken in dish first. Top with swiss cheese.
Mix in a bowl mushroom soup, milk, sour cream and thyme. Pour over cheese.
Mix stuffing and melted butter together. Pour over casserole.
Bake covered for 30 minutes on 350 uncover and finish baking for 30 more minutes!!

Happy Cooking!


  1. I should have already modified the recipe - but I usually use about 3 breasts or a pound of chicken. Thanks again for hosting the party, I had a great time!

  2. I'm so glad you are sharing these recipes, and I know Ben is thankful as well! You're so awesome, Kelly!