Wednesday, February 24, 2016

One Pot Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Well this recipe is another one pot meal ...which I Love!....It's not that Tuna Noodle casserole is anything new and exciting, but the fact that this can be made so quickly makes it nice....You add the  (raw) noodles and other ingredients all together in your pot, except the cheeses at the end. This recipe is really easy and everyone really enjoyed it! Here is what I did....Enjoy!

12 ounce bag of Egg Noodles
1-32 ounce box Chicken Broth
2 cups Milk
2 cans Tuna (albacore)
1-1/2 cups frozen peas (thawed)
1 Shallot (diced)
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup Sharp shredded cheddar cheese
2 ounces (1/4 of a brick) Cream Cheese
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Ritz Crackers (crushed for garnish)
Add (to a covered Dutch oven or heavy pot) the Noodles, Broth, Milk, Tuna
Onion, peas and spices
Give it a stir, and cook  uncovered on medium heat until it comes to a boil
Once it comes to a boil, stir, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until most liquid is absorbed
Add the cheeses and stir until combined
Garnish servings with Crushed Ritz Crackers if you like!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chicken and Dumplings (gluten free)

I have never made dumplings before, but have always wanted to try them...especially if they can be gluten free!....You can make these with regular flour if you like. You can also use your own chicken soup recipe, but I will show you how I did mine. I used the meat off of a rotisserie chicken for this. And I used 8 cups of broth....1 32 ounce box plus 2 cubes of Knorr chicken cubes with 4 cups of water....I just like the flavor Knorr boullion has so I like adding it, but you can use your favorite broth....I have also been buying dehydrated parsley, but you could use dry or fresh.....Here is what I did ....Enjoy!

2 Tablespoon oil
1 onion chopped
4-5 carrots diced
4-5 celery ribs sliced
2 bay leaves
1 Tablespoon dry parsley
1 rotisserie chicken (meat)
8 cups  chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups all purpose or gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum (omit if using regular flour)
1 tablespoon dry parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chicken broth
2 eggs beaten
Add oil to pot with onion carrot and celery and saute until soft
Add the rest of soup ingredients and bring to boil and then simmer
For Dumplings add all dry ingredients to a bowl and then add eggs and broth
stir with a fork until combined....Dough should be thick and sticky
When soup is done to your liking...Drop the dough into pot with a Tablespoon until gone
Cover pot and simmer for 20 minutes