filled cookies and better waffles

I got the real recipe somewhere, but quickly realized that it does not need to be as hard as following a recipe to make a really yummy dessert.

Fun Filled Cookies

Cookies (4 dozen) - yields two dozen
1 bar cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 big tbsp vanilla
(dash of packaged jello for color and flavor... depends on the brand, so add a little, then taste...)

Take ANY cookies (I have used gingerbread, peanut butter, oatmeal and sugar cookies VERY successfully).
Prepare them as you normally would.
(When in a pinch - I use pre-packaged cookie mix. )

cream together softened cream cheese and all other ingredients.

use filling to make "whoopie pie" cookies. Sandwiching two cookies together with filling in the middle.

There are only about a million possibilities.
ex. Take sugar cookies.
mix a little strawberry or orange jello in with your filling.

ex. gingerbread and the vanilla cream cheese is awesome!

Better Waffles

I have been preparing waffles (as directed on package of waffle mix from the cannery)
Then I add one packet of Quaker flavored oatmeal (kids like apple cinnamon the best)
Then I add a little dash of extra milk.
Use waffle maker to prepare waffles as you normally would.

Very delicious!


Rice and Sauce

One of our old standby things that we do when we are pressed for time is what we call "Rice and Sauce." This is when we make rice in the rice cooker then make up some kind of sauce to put over the top. This is usually ready in about 20 minutes - if you have the cooked meat in your freezer. Most of the time we make the sauce in a stroganoff style:

  • Cooked cubed chicken or cooked ground beef (that I have already in the freezer)
  • Cream of something soup
  • Sour cream
  • Onion soup mix
  • Milk
Heat through and serve over rice.

Other sauces we have enjoyed:

Southwestern Style:
  • Cooked cubed/shredded chicken
  • 1 c. salsa
  • 1 brick cream cheese
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
Creamy Italian:

  • Cooked cubed chicken
  • Cream of something soup
  • 1 brick cream cheese
  • 1 packet italian dressing mix
  • Milk
Chicken Cordon Bleu:
  • Cooked cubed chicken
  • Diced ham
  • Grated swiss cheese
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
Another one we like:
  • Cooked cubed chicken
  • Sour cream
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
  • Put Chinese noodles and cheddar cheese over the rice then pour sauce over the top.
Still another:
  • Sauteed onions
  • Cooked cubed chicken
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Frozen peas
  • Milk
  • I think we used a can of chicken gravy in this one as well.
I think the possibilities are endless! With our busy schedules, we LOVE throwing together a quick, hot meal. If you have other ideas, I'd love to see them in the comments!