Canellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes  is a hearty  meal that’s loaded with nutrition and easy on calories.  The most time consuming part of the meal preparation is chopping the garlic and opening a few cans which makes it a great choice for a busy week night.  This is really a healthy, and delicious, 30 minute, vegetarian dish that is very simple to make.  The Cannellini Beans and tomatoes are delicious served over pasta or rice for a vegetarian meal, and they make a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, too.

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup from Canned Beans

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup (from Canned Beans)

This recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup is made from canned beans.  It’s simple to make, uses readily available ingredients, and makes it possible to have dinner on the table in just a few minutes.  That’s what makes this recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup a keeper.

Canned Fruit Cobbler

Canned Fruit Cobbler

This recipe is similar to my easy nectarine cobbler, but it’s made with canned fruit instead of fresh, and we’ve swapped the butter for a mild flavored oil.  The result is a super delicious cobbler that is somewhat reminiscent of a bread pudding in texture, except for the crispy top.   It’s a favorite with our family, and I’m certain it will be a favorite with yours, too.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is a canned food version of one of my favorite low calorie soups. I love that all I have to do to make a pot of chicken enchilada soup is put everything into a pot and bring it to a boil.  It’s hearty, flavorful, and figure friendly as well as simple to prepare.  Who could ask for more from a soup?

Peach Melba Gelatin

Peach Melba Gelatin

Peach Melba Jello Salad contains all of the flavors of a traditional Peach Melba, but instead of poaching peaches in syrup, and serving them alongside ice cream  topped with raspberry sauce, we are getting this great flavor combination in a pan of gelatin.   I admit it’s not really the same, but it’s still good.  This recipe for  Peach Melba Gelatin can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator.   It’s fun, and it’s kid friendly.

Five Cup Salad

Five Cup Salad

Five cup salad, also known as Ambrosia in some circles, is a staple on our holiday tables.  It’s simple to make, requiring only about 5 – 10 minutes prep-time, and it’s delicious, too.  The best part about this recipe is that I don’t even have to modify the recipe to make it work for my 30 days of cans challenge because the recipe is made from canned fruit. 

Chicken Chile Verde

Chicken Chile Verde

When I hear someone mention Chile Verde, I  usually think of pork, but this version, which uses canned chicken, is a simple and delicious alternative.  It’s a quick and delicious meal for a busy week night.  I like to make this using great northern beans, so that the entire dish is mostly white, but it’s equally delicious when made with pinto beans.  The Chicken Chile Verde is delicious on its own, but it can also be served with warm tortillas, or fresh tortilla chips, and topped with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, fresh cilantro,  green onions and accompanied by your favorite […]

Rocky Road Fudge--a simple and delicious recipe

Rocky Road Fudge

I usually reserve my fudge recipes for Christmas, but I had a bit of leftover chocolate, and I love chocolate.  This month is all about shelf stable recipes, and my homemade fudge recipe fits the bill.  Today’s recipe for Rocky Road Fudge is a variation on Patty Cake’s Famous 5 Minute Fudge, and it’s one of my favorites.

Chicken and Dumplings from Food Storage

Nothing says comfort food like chicken and dumplings.  This version which begins with canned chicken, cream of celery, or cream of mushroom soup, canned mixed vegetables, and canned milk simplifies the process significantly.  This recipe has chicken and dumplings ready to serve in about a half an hour.  Simple and delicious, this recipe will put chicken and dumplings back on the weeknight menu. 

Creamed Peas and Potatoes made from cnned vegetables

Creamed Peas and Potatoes

Creamed Peas and  Potatoes is a simple and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entree.    This was always a spring side dish in my house when I was growing up.  Then, it was made with fresh new potatoes and sweet peas.  Back then, I particularly loved having creamed peas and potatoes as a side dish with chicken.