Sunday, April 21, 2013

Roasted Chicken legs with potatoes and carrots

Chicken legs in a roasting pan with  carrots and potatoes. Very easy  and cheap to make and surprisingly quick to cook. It is always a hit in my house.
I do this one night a week,  chicken legs, cut up potatoes and baby carrots in the oven. I cover the veggies with chicken legs and 2 cups of water. Uncovered Bake at 400 for 1 hour. It is like a roast chicken with less work. I get everything ready in the morning and I get it in the oven at 4pm. Wha-la supper is ready at 5pm, plus my kids love it.
 There is no chance of allergy problems because there is nothing added to this meal. It's a no brainer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I made a few meals for a friend who is going back to work after her maternity leave.  This is where I get excited.  Unfortunately for my friend she has to make the huge adjustment to leaving her daughter at daycare but for me - I get to cook.  I love cooking for friends who need a quick meal due to time restraint. I have cooked for friends who are planning for a new baby's arrival.  I love it. Preparing one month's worth of meals in a day is fun for me.  Kinda like running a marathon for others.  It is exhausting and not entirely fun but hugely rewarding at the end. Which is also a good way to describe child rearing actually.  Today I was thinking about freezer meals for one. This week I cooked a ham for my family. So with some leftovers I made quiche but I tried my recipe in muffins tins.  I am sure this is something other cooks have figured out before me but I am feeling like some sort of
genius.  These little quiche muffins are adorable and will be so easy to grab and go for a work lunch.

I use the bisquick recipe called Impossibly Easy Chicken n' Broccoli Pie.  I change it all around.  So here is what I made
1/2 of a very small onion chopped
1 cup of chopped  ham
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- insert frozen vegtables like spinach or cooked chopped broccoli, I used 1/2 a red pepper in mine
1/2 cup of salsa
1 cup of milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup of bisquick mix
1/4 tsp pepper
I put ingredients in order into a bowl. I whisked it lightly and poured into well greased muffin tins.
This will make 8 to 12 muffins,  I poured the remaining quiche mixture into a small pie plate after I filled the 6 muffin tins so I am not sure on the amount.  They smell amazing. I will freeze each quiche/muffin in it's own ziplock bag for easy grabbing. Wouldn't this be a great idea to take camping?