Thursday, July 17, 2008


I'm taking dinner to a young family in our church on Monday night (the mom just had a pretty serious surgery). Problem is that they don't like sauces or condiments. Basically I can't eat anything without sauce on it!

What should I make them??


Brooke said...

I'm not sure what they consider a condiment or sauce (and you cook much more healthy than me). Would this one work?

Chicken Fiesta Chili Mac

1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 can (15 oz.) chili with beans
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook chicken in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray 5 to 7 min. or until cooked through, stirring frequently. DRAIN macaroni. Add to chicken in skillet. Stir in chili, peppers, garlic, VELVEETA and salsa. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. BAKE 20 min. or until heated through. Stir before serving.

I usually leave out the chicken when i'm just cooking for the two of us, since there is meat in the chili. also this is something that would be easier to keep warm (especially if you had a warming carrier with that fancy pyrex of yours :P)

Or maybe just an old standbye like chili and then take bread or baked potatoes. Sorry, not much of a domestic goddess - just do well enough that we don't go hungry!

PS - I looked like Elvria at my nightmare haircut earlier in the year. Dyed jet black (supposed to be brown) and full on top, thin on bottom. Thankfully I found a great stylist that has fixed me up.

The Frugal Homemaker said...

Maybe they would like this if you brought it with a tossed salad?

Kristen's Rice and Beans

* 1 16oz bag of Vigo Yellow Rice
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 1 package of pre-cooked chicken sausages (some of these come with special flavors like sundried tomato)
* 1 or 2 14 oz cans of black beans


* Begin by preparing yellow rice according to package directions
* While rice is cooking, remove sausages from package and slice into rounds. Then cut the sausage rounds into smaller pieces.
* Heat the olive oil and sausage pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until the sausage pieces are lightly browned on the outside.
* Open, drain, and rinse the canned beans.
* Once the rice is cooked, add to the skillet, and add the beans.
* Mix to combine.
* Serve in bowls and enjoy!


* Add diced onion and green peppers to sausages while they brown, to soften.
* Add coarsley chopped fresh cilantro to rice and beans mixture AFTER through cooking.
* Add drained canned tomato to mixture after cooking is complete.
* Substitute seasoned ground beef for the sausage to give this a Mexican flair.