Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Chicken a la King August 29, 2012

Filed under: Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 1:58 am

 

This recipe was made by my mom. She found the recipe on the Campbells kitchen website and modified it. My mom said Chicken a la King was one of her favorite lunches at school when she was young. It was a hit! It was so simple to make and you can add any vegetables you want. My mom suggested adding mushrooms next time (I’m not a fan of mushrooms), you could also add red or green peppers, but the sky is the limit here.

 

Check out the Campbell’s site for more easy recipes. (No, they didn’t pay me to say that. I wish they had)!

 

Enjoy and thanks for a great dinner mom! Xoxo

 

Chicken a la King

 

Adapted from http://www.campbellskitchen.com

 

1 can cream of chicken soup

 

½ cup milk

 

1 and ½ cups chicken (mom used frozen chicken pieces)

 

1-2 cups frozen pees

 

1-2 cups frozen carrots

 

1 Tbsp butter

 

Salt and Pepper

 

Cooked rice

 

Sauté chicken in butter for a few minutes. Add in the frozen vegetables and stir. Pour in the soup, milk, salt, pepper, and stir. Cook until bubbly. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Cook rice according to package. Serve chicken mixture over rice. You can add any vegetables you want, such as green peppers and mushrooms.

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Navajo Tacos August 17, 2012

Filed under: Dinner,Quick Breads — lewissisters @ 2:53 am

ImageImageImageTonight, my sister made Navajo Tacos for dinner. Everyone loved them so much. My sister and I were reminded of our days in elementary school. They served Navajo Tacos for lunch and we loved them. These tacos are super easy to make.

We had extra bread so my dad and I put a little honey on the bread and it was delicious. If you have extra bred you could top it with powdered sugar, honey, butter, honey butter, or whatever you like.
(Use gluten free baking flour to make the bread)

To make the bread:

3 cups flour

3 tsps baking powder

½ tsp salt

¾ cup milk

About 1/3 cup water

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add in milk and water and mix. Place a towel over the bowl and let the dough sit for 30 to 45 minutes. To fry the bread, roll the dough out on a flowered surface to about seven inches. Place dough in a pan with 2 Tbsps vegetable oil. Cook each side until golden brown.

For the meat:

Cook 1 pound of ground beef and half a white onion together. Once beef is cooked through, add 2 cans of pinto beans. Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Build the taco however you prefer. Then top with salsa, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, whatever you like. Remember, you can use the bread recipe for scones.

Enjoy!

 

Best Banana Bread! August 13, 2012

Filed under: Breakfast,Dessert,Gluten Free,Quick Breads,Snacks — lewissisters @ 2:31 pm

ImageI know I already posted a banana bread recipe. The other recipe calls for sour cream, but I didn’t have sour cream and I wasn’t about to go to the store just to get sour cream. I remembered I have this recipe and decided to try it. I prefer this recipe over the first recipe I posted. This banana bread does not use sour cream and it is super moist without it. I stand by this banana bread; I have made it at least a dozen times and it always turns out well. Plus, the family absolutely loves this bread. I found this recipe on the Food Network website.
(I use almond milk and all purpose gluten free baking flour to make this bread and it is fantastic!)
(Update 2015) I had the following thought while making this bread one Saturday. “You know what would make this bread even better? Spreading some Nutella on the slices I eat.” As I continued, the next thought came to mind. “You know what would be even better? Adding chocolate chips into the batter. No need to spread Nutella on each slice just put the chocolate in the batter.”
Once the batter was all mixed up, I added 2/3 cup, plus a couple extra handfuls of large chocolate chips. I was not sure how the bread would taste; however, I have wonderful news… The bread is fantastic, but I went a little overboard with the chocolate chips; so you may want to do ½ cup.
Adding the chocolate chips is completely optional, but it makes the banana bread even more amazing than the original recipe.p>

Banana Bread from The Food Network

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 large eggs

3 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon milk (almond milk)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour ( gluten free baking flour)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Spread slices with honey or serve with ice cream. 

It is so good!!