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      by Published on 11-24-2012 06:14 PM

      Main Dish Recipes

      Chicken in Foil
      (Easiest meal ever)

      This is a generic 'guide' instead of a 'follow this exactly' type recipe. You'll understand as we go along.

      Aluminum foil sprayed with PAM for each boneless chicken breast.

      1 boneless breast for each person
      Cooked, brown or white rice (new potatoes can be sub'd)
      Mushrooms, sliced
      Veggies, drained

      Mix the cooked rice with mushrooms and put this on the foil.
      Next 'layer' would be any vegetable of your choosing. I might use up left-overs or put spinach in my 'pouch' and green beans for another family member.

      Put chicken breast on top of veggies.

      Top with shredded cheese and salsa for a Mexican flavor or Balsamic Vinegar (etc) for a more Mediterranean flair. Sweet and sour sauce will give it a Chinese flavor. You get the idea.

      Fold foil in half, close, and then roll up ends to form a closed pouch. Bake at 340° for 45 mins. or til chicken is cooked.

      Onions, sliced peppers, squash all work well, too. Hash browns will work in the place of rice. I've done this with pork and fish, too! This is my 18 year old son's favorite meal.

      OPEN CAREFULLY! Steam burns!

      Easy one dish supper!

      Take 4-6 raw chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans (fresh or canned- really any green veggie would work).

      Arrange in 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter.

      Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

      Awesome Chili
      1 lb ground beef or turkey
      2 cups of chopped onions
      1 cup chopped peppers (I use green, red and yellow)
      1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
      1 can tomato sauce
      2 tsp chili powder
      1 tsp salt
      1/8 tsp cayenne red pepper (ground/ not flakes)
      1/8 tsp paprika
      Black pepper to taste
      Beans! I use 6 small cans. 2 cans of light kidney beans. 2 cans of dark kidney beans and 2 cans of black beans!
      Brown meat and drain all fat. Stir in all except beans. Bring to a boil then reduce and cover. Simmer for 2 hours stirring as needed. Add beans and cook for about 30 more minutes until beans are hot.
      To stretch the meal, server over cooked macaroni noodles.

      Old Fashioned Scalloped Corn Casserole
      3 (16 ounce) cans of cream style corn
      2 eggs slightly beaten
      1 cup crushed saltine crackers
      ½ cup melted butter or margarine
      ½ tsp paprika
      ¼ tsp black pepper
      Ham or chicken diced into small pieces
      Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350°. Using non stick spray, ‘butter’ one 8 x 11 x 2 baking dish.
      In a medium bowl, combine corn, slightly beaten eggs, diced meat, ¼ cup of melted butter and 1/2 of the cracker crumbs. Pour into your baking dish.
      In a small bowl, mix the remaining butter, cracker crumbs, paprika and pepper. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the casserole.
      Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes until the top is slightly browned and corn mixture is bubbly around the edges.
      Serve with a salad for a healthy meal!