The Odyssey Essay

Submitted By musicalpoet1697
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Main Dishes

Chicken Pot Pie

1 can cream of potato soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables 14-16oz (or canned), cook frozen ones first
Cooked cubed chicken 1 1/2-2 cups or as much as desired
2 frozen deep dish pie shells (thawed)

Mix ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste. Fill one pie shell. Take the other pie shell out of the tin and cover and pinch the sides to make a pie. Cut a few slits in the top. Bake at 350 - 375 for about 45 minutes or until crust is brown and it looks yummy!

Ranch Chicken

1/4 c butter or margarine
1 med bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
12 corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Sauté bell pepper and onion in butter for about 5 minutes. Add soup, tomatoes, and chicken. Stir.

Tear up tortillas into bite-sized pieces and layer them on the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer soup/chicken mix on top of tortillas and then sprinkle on cheese. Continue to layer for 3 layers. Bake 40 minutes at about 350 degrees or until bubbly. Serves 8.

Breads

Banana Nut Bread/Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 c buttermilk
1tsp vanilla
1 c mashed bananas
1 cup chopped nuts

1/2-1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Beat well. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add to creamed mixture with vanilla and bananas and buttermilk. Add nuts and pour in 2 medium- sized loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

For chocolate chip muffins leave out nuts and add mini chocolate chips instead—about 1/2 to 1 cup. Bake about 13-15 minutes for mini muffins, 18-25 minutes for regular sized muffins or until golden brown.

Easy Pumpkin Bread/Muffins

1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1 can pumpkin 14-16 oz
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

Mix together ingredients. Bake in bread pans or muffin tins according to instructions on cake mix box. Great with store-bought cream cheese icing!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I like to mix some whole wheat in there)
4 T cocoa
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups grated zucchini (peel first)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8” X 4” bread pans (do not use a larger size) with butter or margarine. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla extract. Beat well.

In a separate bowl, sift…