Easy Recipes For Your Busy Schedule

Now that school has started your schedule is back to being jammed full. Between work, activities and a personal life – your calendar is filled. In The Bag Cleaners wanted to provide a few quick recipes for you to knock out in less than a half of an hour.

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Skillet Chicken Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
2 ½ cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped zucchini
½ cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 can (14½ ounce) Italian stewed tomatoes
½ cup mild cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat until no longer pink.

2. Add the macaroni, broth, zucchini, onion and oregano to the chicken in the skillet.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

4. Stir in tomatoes and cheddar cheese.

5. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Makes 6 servings.

Salisbury Steak With Buttered Noodles

Ingredients:

¼ pound mushrooms
2 stalks celery
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 pound lean ground beef
2/3 cup fine plain bread crumbs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup beef broth
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
Hot cooked egg noodles with butter

Directions:

1. Preheat the broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil. Cook egg noodles according to package directions.

2. Coarsely chop the mushrooms, celery, onion, and garlic.

3. Combine half the chopped vegetables with the ground beef, 1/3 cup of the breadcrumbs, the salt and pepper.

4. Form the mixture into patties, a scant ½ inch thick.

5. Place the patties on the broiler pan and broil 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Turn over and broil for 7 minutes longer, or until browned on top.

6. While patties are cooking, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

7. Add the reserved chopped vegetables to the skillet and sauté until the onion is slightly softened, about 2 minutes.

8. Stir in the beef broth, tomato paste and remaining 1/3 cup breadcrumbs.

9. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.

10. Spoon sauce over Salisbury steaks before serving. Serve steaks with buttered egg noodles. Makes 4 servings.

Savory Salmon Patties

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce) can of salmon, cleaned and 2 Tablespoons juice reserved
1 egg
1/3 cup celery, minced
½ cup flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons oil

Directions:

1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine salmon, egg and celery until mixed thoroughly.

2. Stir in flour.

3. In a small mixing bowl, combine baking powder and reserved juice; stir into salmon mixture and form 6 patties.

4. In a large skillet, fry patties and oil for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve with steamed and buttered corn on the cob or broccoli. Makes 6 servings.

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