I think it is really hard after you have been cooking for a family to get used to cooking for two. Although it hasn't happened to me much, our family just seems to be growing imstead of shrinking. lol.
These recipes are for two, but can be doubled if you have four.
In plastic bag, combine
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1T soy sauce
Add two 1/2chicken breasts and torn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours.
Put chicken in pan and bake uncovered at 350 for an hour, or until chicken is done.
Serve with rice. ( add craisens and nuts to the rice )
Cream of broccoli soup ( a good way to get veggies I to a non vegetarian!)
2 cups chopped broccoli, 2 cups chicken stock.
Steam broccoli until a bit past the crisp tender stage, add to chicken stock.Cool slightly - 10 min. Process in food processor until creamy.
Add broccoli mixture back to pan and add 1-2 cup milk. Heat over low heat until hot.
Garnish with a teaspoon of sour cream and parsley or chives.
1 cup self rising flour ..**
1/2 cup milk.
Put flour in a bowl. Cut in mayo. Add milk and stir just until moist.
Pour in four greased muffin cups and bake at 425 for 14 to 16 minutes.
** self rising flour is expensive. Substitute 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt and 1 cup flour.
Apple crisp for two
2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced.
1T lemon juice
2T brown sugar
2T butter, melted
Dash of cinnamon.
Place apple in small baking pan. Add lemon juice.
Combine dry ingredients and butter. Sprinkle over apples.
Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 15 u til apples are tender.
Lemon juice is far less expensive in a bottle, than it is to squeeze your own.
You can double up on recipes in the oven. My mother used to always cook meatloaf, baked potatoes and acorn squash together in the oven. Wrap the potatoes in foil and cut acorn squash in half and put butter, brown sugar in the cavity and sprinkle with cinnamon. We didn't even care that we were eating squash. LOL
If you don't have an ingredient, consider a replacement before you run to the store for it. Apple juice could be substituted for the cranberry juice in the chicken recipe.
I might add some parm to the muffins.
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