Thursday, July 25, 2013

{eMeals} Food worth sharing

One of the greatest tangible blessings from my friends when life was hard or busy is a homecooked meal that they took time to prepare. When we brought our kids home as newborns, the friends who took turns bringing us dinner taught me that showing up with some food really does make a difference.

Now I like to share meals with friends who are recovering from surgery, bringing home babies, or just plain worn out from life. I have a few go-to recipes, but I've recently added a new one that people {including my family!} love.

Thanks to eMeals, King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a delicious, easy meal that resides in my cooking binder.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
2 T oil
1/2 (12 oz) bag yellow corn chips
16 oz shredded colby Jack cheese, divided
8 oz medium salsa
8 oz sour cream
10 oz can cream of chicken soup
5 oz can evaporated milk
7 oz can diced green chilies

  • Saute chicken in oil for 20 minutes or until cooked through. {I've actually been putting the chicken breasts in the crock pot on high for a couple hours. It's quick, convenient and shreds easily when cooked.}
  • Layer chips in a greased casserole dish. Place shredded chicken on top of chips. Layer 1/2 of the cheese.
  • Combine salsa, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, evaporated milk and green chilies. Pour this sauce over casserole and add remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

I usually make Spanish rice to go with it. With the casserole, eMeals includes a Spanish rice recipe, but I make this one that we've loved for a long time that looks nothing like the picture on All Recipes.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole isn't the only one reason I recommend eMeals. I was desperate for some meal planning help, mostly with, well, planning the meals. Nothing sounded good. I needed new recipes that didn't take a ton of time. So I signed up for eMeals. And then I realized a shopping list specified to my preferred grocery was included along with a weekly dinner plan {main dish and a side}.

I chose the "classic meals" plan, but there are several options depending on your eating habits. You can add breakfast and lunch plans too. I'm thinking about switching to the Crock Pot meal plan for the fall/winter.

And guess what? Everything I've made, we've liked. Let's just say King Ranch Chicken Casserole isn't the only recipe that made it into my binder full of recipes.

How about a deal to make signing up even more tempting? You can save 15% when you use School15 at the checkout. And here are some free eMeals printables, including a back-to-school checklist, some lunch recipes and food-inspired notes for your kids' lunch boxes.

Make Time For Family - eMeals BlogHave you tried eMeals? Do you have a favorite new recipe to share?

I recently joined the eMeals Blogger Network so I could have access to ideas and discounts to share with you. This post also includes some affiliate links, but my love for eMeals existed before these incentives.  

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