Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Night Supper Club

Every Monday night we get together for dinner... Elizabeth, Paige, myself and whatever family members are around. Sometimes Paige's mom and little sister join us, sometimes Elizabeth's brother stops by, and sometimes Joel is in town. The plan is simple. We each take one Monday night a month to cook supper. The fourth week, we eat out. But it is more than just a casual get together. Even though we are all at very different stages in life, it offers stability, support and encouragement. I'd like to compare us to the ladies of "Steel Magnolias", except I would probably be Ouiser (the grouchy old bat played by Shirley MacLaine). It was Elizabeth's idea. It is a great one. I love MNSC.
We've had such delicious dinners that tonight we decided to share our recipes via blog posts. Sometime this week, go to Paige's blog to get her mom's recipe for Cranberry Chicken. It is ahhhhhh-mazing! Elizabeth is the overachiever in the group, so it will take her longer to post all of the yummy things she's made like lasagna, chocolate cobbler, chicken spaghetti and Mississippi mud cake. I'm sharing my recipe for "Ms. Peggy's Chicken and Veggies" that I made for the Inaugural Supper Club gathering back in August. My sweet mother-in-law gave me this recipe from a mutual friend. My kids love it and it is soooooo easy. What more could you ask for?
Ms. Peggy's Chicken and Veggies
1 pkg. boneless chicken breasts
1 can green beans
1 can sliced potatoes
1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
1 stick butter
Drain vegetables well. Place potatoes, chicken and green beans in a large casserole dish side by side. Melt butter and add Italian dressing mix. Pour mixture over chicken and veggies. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Serves 4 (I usually double the ingredients)
See? How easy is that?! Now, since I'm not a great cook, that's the only trick in my book. So I'm already on the lookout for what to make when its my turn again!


Sturgmom said...

Anything made with a stick of butter has to be good! Seriously, I'm totally making that tomorrow night. I have a DELICIOUS recipe for Cream Cheese Chicken I can email you if you want.

Kimberly said...

Yummy! I'll be trying this one soon. The Cranberry Chicken sounds interesting, too!

Paige Thompson Shepherd said...

I love MNSC!

American in Norway said...

This is such a good idea!
Thanks for stopping by & showing some bloggy love on my big SITS day!

Becky Welch said...

Those recipes look great! I will have to try them out sometime! Thanks for stopping by on the BATW tour! Hope you come back soon!