If you work or go to school, or have busy family/farm lives - dump dinners are for you! So easy, so yummy, and very economical. Generally easy clean-up as well.
EASY POTATO SOUP
1 - 30 oz. bag of frozen hash browns (you could substitute fresh if desired)
1 - 32 oz. container chicken broth (or homemade)
1 - 10 oz. can cream of chicken
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese
1 - cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 oz. bacon bits (crispy bacon)
Place hash browns in crock pot - add in broth and cream of chicken soup and half of bacon. Cook on low for 7-8 hours OR high for about 4 hours. One hour before serving stir in cubes of the cream cheese. Stir to incorporate throughout the soup. Once it is all melted - you are done.
Top bowls of soup with cheddar cheese and remaining bacon.
I am making this come the weekend!!!! Mmmmmmm
1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
1 onion, diced
1 packet of Taco seasoning (or equivalent of homemade)
1 small can green chilies (if desired)
1 jar (16 oz.) salsa
1/2 pound rotini (or any) uncooked pasta
2 cups water
Shredded cheese to top
Brown meat and onion in large skillet. Drain fat. Add seasoning, chilies, salsa and 2 cups of water. Stir to combine. Add pasta and stir. Reduce heat and cook (covered) until pasta is cooked (15 min. or so)
Serve with a topping of cheese.
Doesn't get much easier! Tasty too.
I make this often - sometimes I add a can of chili beans as well!
BASIC CHICKEN AND RICE
3 cans (10 oz.) cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
2 C uncooked instant rice
1 C water
1 pound boneless skinless chicken
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 C diced celery (I like to use frozen peas)
Combine soup, rice and water in slow cooker. Add chicken and seasonings. Add celery or peas.
Cover and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
I also make this on top of the stove in less than an hour. It depends if you are gone all day or home - how you cook it.
Busy people can still have hot, yummy and comforting food. Dump dishes have always been my favorite things. I figure most of my life has been spent cooking this way, and now it has a name!!! If you think about it, ALL soups, stews, and casseroles are basically 'dump dinners'. Dump in those ingredients - turn on the heat and soon you have a great tasty meal.
ONE POT dishes have always been my go to. Not only easy - but easy to clean up. Add a side salad or veggie or bread and you have a fantastic meal.
Hope these help someone on a busy day. Good old comfort food at it's best.