Recipes you don't have to write down
Lots of people think cooking is very complicated ... and it can be. There are a myriad of elaborate recipes ... with endless ingredients to obtain and numerous steps to follow. I find such recipes tend to discourage me from even attempting them. Recipes that you don't even have to write down have the opposite effect. They're easy to remember and in the case of the recipes that follow, they also taste very good ... and they're comprised of ingredients that can usually be found in most kitchens.
Cheesy Ranch Chicken
Pour a generous amount of Ranch dressing into a baking dish and spread to cover the bottom of the dish with a thin coating. Place boneless chicken breasts in baking dish and add more ranch dressing, spreading to cover all pieces of chicken. Sprinkle with grated colby jack cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes ... or until juices run clear (thicker chicken pieces will take longer to cook). Serve over egg noodles with a side salad.
Crockpot Beef Stew
Stir together 1 can of tomato soup and 1 can of cream of celery soup in the bottom of a crockpot. Add diced potatoes, sliced carrots and any other vegetables that appeal to you. Add stew beef cut into bite sized pieces, a small package of frozen corn and 1/2 soup can full of water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with saltines and fresh fruit.
Peanut Butter Scotchies
Stir together 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of peanut butter. When well combined, add 1/2 cup butterscotch baking chips and form into balls. Place equidistant on cookie sheet and press gently with a fork to make a slight criss-cross pattern on top of each. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes two dozen cookies. Store in airtight container (if they last that long!).
Please add a comment if you have a recipe to share that is so easy to remember that you don't need to write it down.