If you’re like me, cooking is a chore rather than a delight. So when I find something easy-peasy that I actually LIKE…well, I know I’ve just got to share it.

By the way, if you have a delicious easy-peasy recipe, feel free to send it via my Contact Me page. I’d love to discover some yummy new dishes.

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August, 2017 – Lynn’s Crock Pot Chicken

1 pkg 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup water

1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken)

Chicken – Use tenderloin or thin-sliced chicken breast (I used 1.3 pounds, but would suggest closer to 2 pounds)

Mix together soup, flour, and water. Blend softened cream cheese into the soup mixture until smooth and creamy. (I did not use any seasoning. You may wish to spice it up a bit.) Put chicken in crock pot (I use crock pot liners. No scrubbing later.) Pour soup mixture over chicken. Cook on low 4-5 hours.  Serve chicken and sauce over rice or noodles and add a salad for the perfect easy-peasy meal.

Thanks to my generous and talented friend, Lynn Obermoeller for this delicious easy-peasy comfort-food recipe!

 

July, 2017 – BETH’S BEAN SALAD

2 cans black beans, rinsed

1 can Rotel (If doubling recipe I use one can original and one can mild-2 cans of original will really kick up the spice)

1 can Mexicorn, drained (or regular sweet corn, drained)

1 onion, chopped

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp  olive oil

1 tsp red hot pepper sauce

Splash of Chardonnay (optional)

Whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, and pepper sauce.  Add remaining ingredients and stir. Make at least a day in advance for flavors to blend. Keep the bean salad in the refrigerator.

This dish, given to me years ago by a friend, is a favorite, with practically no measuring, chopping, or complicated steps. It’s Hubby-approved and perfect for a HOT day. With a summer like this one, I usually make a double batch. 🙂