Hi Michelle, here are a few recipes I thought I would share.
Chicken and Dumplings:
Boil chicken thighs and legs, add salt, pepper and garlic clove. Reserve the liquid. When the chicken is done remove it to cool and remove garlic clove. Add 1 can of cheap biscuits, tear or cut each biscuit into about 4 pieces, drop into boiling chicken water. Add 1 can of veggies. De-bone chicken, add the chicken back to the biscuits and veggies.
My kids love it done this way, and you can't even tell it was made from biscuits.
Spaghetti with Garlic Toast:
1/2 box of angel hair pasta
1 lb ground beef/chuck is usually cheaper
Can of stewed/diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
1 can of veggies, drained
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 jar of spaghetti sauce.
Cook noodles per directions on package, drain. in a skillet, cook and drain ground meat. Add back to skillet, then add rest of ingredients and let simmer for about 10 mins. Remove bay leaf. Serve over noodles or mix with noodles, depends on how your family likes it. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Serve with homemade garlic toast. I use sandwich bread and butter each piece, and then slice into 3 pieces. Lay on cookie sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Toast until golden brown.
Submitted by Carey Banks of Palestine, TX