Friday, April 22, 2011

red hot applesauce

This pink applesauce is one of my FAVORITES! It is super simple and easy and reminds me of home. My mom and grandma made it for me growing up, so when I need comfort food, this is what I make...

One regular size jar of applesauce (I use unsweetened)
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1/8-1/4 cup of red hot candies (to taste)

combine all of these over medium to low heat until the marshmallows and candy are melted. Enjoy hot or cold. And share with your kidlets, they will thank you for it.

new mama meal

My favorite thing to take to a new mommy and her family is ritz poppy seed chicken. Easy, creamy, and delicious. I always make a double batch so that I have a meal for my family too! This goes great with a green or fruit salad, some bread, and my favorite dessert...some of mommy's favorite ice cream to take the edge off of those crazy hormone fueled first few days. So make this yummy dish for a new mommy you know!

Ritz Poppy Seed Chicken

pre heat oven to 350

2 cups cooked and diced/shredded chicken
1 and 1/2 cups of sour cream ( use low fat)
1 can cream of chicken soup ( use low fat)

mix in a bowl and set aside

crush 2 sleeves of ritz crackers in a gallon size ziploc
add 1 tablespoon of poppyseeds
add 1/2 cup melted butter

mix approx 1/2 the cracker mixture into the chicken mixture. Place chicken mixture in a greased pan, then top with remaining cracker mixture and bake for about 30 minutes.

This may not be fancy, but it is popular with young kidlets and especially with nursing mothers. And my hubby loves it too.