Some nights I just want something easy. Something I don't have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking. I do love spending time in the kitchen, don't get me wrong, but some nights I'd like to just sit back and relax. While we've been trying to unpack and clean this house at the same time, I've had many nights where I really just don't want to cook, or do dishes for that matter.
So I started using Progresso's new Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce. I love these, and so far the family has loved them too!! Each can also has a recipe on the label to get you started. Last week alone, we tried 3 of these cooking sauces. The fist we tried was the Creamy Parmesan Basil. WOW! We used it to make some Crispy Garlic-Pamesan Chicken.
That was some serious melt in your mouth chicken! The secret for this recipe, I think is the chicken I bought. We live in a small farming/coal mining town, and have a very small market to get groceries. The plus is the chicken. I don't know for sure, but I'm betting the store packaged chicken was from some local farmer. Oh it just cooked up so nicely! I don't think I'll ever buy brand label chicken again while this is so readily available.
The Progresso Sauce gets mixed into the breaded chicken, but then also acts as a great topping after it's been cooked. It was wonderful as a gravy replacement for the mashed potatoes I cooked up as well. Add a green veggie, and dinner is served!
Next we tried the Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff. Now I've been making Stroganoff for quite some time. It's probably one of the first dinners I learned to cook. Progresso's recipe is pretty simple, and easily compared to mine. I know Mark enjoyed this one more, because we used Beef strips instead of ground beef. It did make a nice fancy meal. The Creamy Portabella Mushroom cooking sauce took the place of my condensed Cream of Mushroom soup. This was another winner at our house! Mark didn't know I used the Progresso Recipe Starter for this, and was raving about how good it was. He was surprised when I told him it was Progresso! Score one for Mom.
Last, I made the Chicken Pot Pie, using the Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock. For this one, I actually made a few of my own substitutions. Instead of buying a premade pie shell, I made my own. Then I just used what frozen, canned, and leftover veggies I had on hand, plus some chopped up onion.
Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorite meals! I just love the stuff. It is one of Mark's least favorite meals. Guess who ate the leftovers? Mark! Thank you Progresso for making my favorite meal a family favorite.
You can visit the Progresso Recipe Starters Recipe Website for these and more recipes!
*A big thanks to Progresso and MyBlogSpark for providing the Progresso Recipe Starters for review. All opinions are solely mine.