Gooseberry Patch's Rush-Hour Recipes ~ MORE Recipes!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kiddos were coming over and the plan was some marathon CHRISTmas shopping. I knew when we returned, there was going to be hungry mouths and I didn't want the temptation to grab a meal *out*.
Gooseberry Patch and Rush-Hour Recipes to the RESCUE! Before we headed out for shopping, I quickly picked a recipe from 5-Ingredient Favorites, Bacon & Cheddar Chicken AND another from Make-A-Meal Sides, Golden Roasted Cauliflower and pulled out what would be needed when we returned.

Well, not only were we tired when we returned, but there was some underlying grouchiness too (not naming names - just sayin', lol). We quickly went to work putting together this meal. Prep work was minimal (and could have been done in advance had I been thinking a little faster) and within 40 minutes, we had a very delicious and satisfying meal on the table. Yeah!! No expense and yucky stuff we didn't need from an *out* meal. ALL-Thumbs up on both recipes!! Thanks Gooseberry Patch!!

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken
GBP Rush-Hour Recipes (contributed by Kathy Grashoff)
(Printable Version)

1 Tbsp oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup bacon, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk (I used heavy cream to keep low carb)
6 slices American cheese, chopped

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Cook, turning once, for about 7 to 8 minutes, until golden on both sides and chicken juices run clear when pierced. Transfer chicken to a plate; cover to keep warm. Add bacon to drippings in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until crisp, about 2 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Add milk and cheese; cook and stir until smooth. Return chicken to the skillet along with any juices that have collected on the plate. Turn chicken in sauce to coat. Serve chicken with cheese sauce spooned over it. Makes 4 servings.

Golden Roasted Cauliflower
GBP Rush-Hour Recipes (contributed by Sandy Glennen)
(Printable Version)

1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized flowerets
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

Toss cauliflower with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer in a 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450°F degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally, until tender and golden. Serves 4 to 6.

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