Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coke Chicken

Coke Chicken
3 or 4 chicken breasts thawed and sliced into large pieces
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can of Coke

Put chicken into bottom of bean pot. Cover with soup and then pop. Place lid on Bean Pot and microwave for 15-20 minutes. The gravy is great over potatoes, rice, or noodles. We had a garden supper so no gravy was needed for our food! ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Italian Seasoned Chicken & NEW OPPORTUNITY KIT

New Opportunity Kit for only $99.99!! 
This week only, you can choose from 3 kits - Business Kit ($79.99), New Kit, or the Executive Kit ($119.99). 

You can take 3 months to pay! Must contact me at w/ your phone so we can chat about how Tupperware can help pay for your Christmas expenses!

Italian‐Seasoned Chicken
3 cups loose‐pack frozen cut broccoli OR Italian‐style mixed vegetables 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) 

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 

1/3 cup fine dry Italian‐seasoned bread crumbs

3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. paprika

In Large Strainer rinse vegetables with warm water to thaw slightly. Place vegetables in the 1 3⁄4‐qt. Casserole. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry. Fold chicken pieces in half. Brush chicken on all sides with mayonnaise. Combine bread crumbs and cheese. Roll chicken in crumb mixture, coating generously. Arrange chicken pieces with the thickest portions toward the edge of the Casserole. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and any remaining crumbs. Stack and cook as directed for Stack Cooking. Serves 4.
May be cooked separately, covered, on 100% power (high) for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove cover and cover dish with paper towel or cloth during standing time to absorb moisture.
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Monday, August 27, 2012

Spring Chicken Fricassee w/ Peas - In a Bean Pot

This is one of my fav chicken dinners. I am making it tonight for dinner. 

Spring Chicken Fricassee w/ Peas in a bean pot
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (I don't think it was a spring chicken)
1/2 t salt 
1/8 t pepper 
1 TB oil
1 c chopped sweet onion (vidalia & yes, I actually used an onion)
3/4 c fat free chicken broth w/ 1/3 less sodium (homemade broth)
3/4 c evaporated fat free milk
3 tb flour
2 c frozen sweet peas
2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon or 1/2 tsp dried tarragon leaves

Sprinkle chicken thighs w/ salt & pepper. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium high heat until hot. Add chicken, in batches, cook 4-6 minutes or until browned on both sides. Remove chicken from dutch oven.
Add onions to dutch oven, cook 3-4 minutes till tender, stirring frequently. Add chicken and broth; cover & cook over low heat for 25-30 minutes or till chicken is fork tender & juices run clear. Remove chicken & onions. Place in heated bean pot (or on platter - but that is boring!). Cover with lid (or foil) and keep warm. 
In small bowl, blend milk & flour till smooth. Beating w/ a wire whisk, add flour mixture to cooking juices in dutch oven. Increase heat to medium. Add peas & tarragon. Cook 5 minutes or until peas are tender & sauce has thickened slightly, stirring frequently. Pour over chicken & onions in bean pot. 

Fat 15g; chol 85 mg; sodium 570mg; Carbs 23g, protein 38 g

The last time I made it the kids went nuts over it! I will make some mashed potatoes since it has a gravy. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bean Pot Pizza - Or Stack Cooker Pizza

 Bean Pot Pizza Bake
1 1/2 lbs hamburger (browned)
1 chopped onion
2 large bags of Mozzarella cheese
1 pkg sliced pepperoni
1 box of cooked noodles
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms
2 cans pizza sauce
Mix together and put in bean pot, cover and bake at 250 degrees for 4 hours!

Microwave Version:
Mix all together in bean pot or stack cooker. Microwave at 70% for 10 min, stir & continue to cook in 5 min increments till warmed through. 

This recipe makes a LARGE batch. It will FILL your bean pot. I recommend putting it into 2 bean pots, or put half in ziploc & freezing for later use. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bean Pot Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Taco Soup
1-1-1/2 lb. of ground beef
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, un-drained
1 can (10 oz) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, un-drained
1 can (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
1 pack of Dry Taco Seasoning
1 can (15-1/4 oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, un-drained if desired
1 pkg. frozen cheese tortellini

Cook ground beef, season to own desire. Drain grease.
Take cooked ground beef and the rest of the ingredient and combine in bean pot. (Add juice from corn if you would like more juices, if not drain corn juice.)
Cover bean pot and cook in microwave for 10-15 min. Stir half way through. 
Top with cheese, serve with tortilla chips, or crushed Frito corn chips.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole

* Ingredients:
* 4 cans niblet corn
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 2 cans cream of celery soup
* 8 ozs. sour cream
* 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
* 2 rolls crushed Ritz Crackers
* 1/4 cup stick butter

* Directions:
* Mix all ingredients inside of Bean Pot EXCEPT crackers & butter.
* Sprinkle crackers on top as a layer over the corn mixture.
* Add thinly sliced pats of butter over the entire top layer.
* Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Simple & Easy....Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stack Cooker Sale - Limited Quantities

Tupperware Stack Cooker

What? A $154 value for only $84? That's Right!! Limited Quantities, Limited Time only! 

I am going to be creative w/ my recruits & work out a deal to get you this complete set of Tupperware Stack Cooker at a huge value AND before it is available for regular order (Sept 1st). PLUS it will be featured in a new color - I don't even know what that color is yet!!

Email me at to get yours on reserve. I will only be offering this special deal thru Friday afternoon - 5pm (as I have to coordinate w/ my recruits to help me get this special deal for you).

I have posted a rotisserie chicken and a black russian cake recipes on this blog. You can do so much more with it. One catch - I cannot guarantee a cookbook. I will give you a cookbook at 50% off come Sept 1st if I am not able to get it at the time of order.


Stack Cooker Rotisserie Chicken & Dressing

***Rotisserie Chicken and Dressing...YUMMY!! 
Whole Chicken 
2 Tbs. of Chipotle Seasoning 
1 Onion 
Box of Cornbread Stuffing
*Clean and wash chicken. Place in bottom of the 3 Qt. TupperWave Casserole and sprinkle with Southwest Chipotle seasoning or any other seasoning you prefer. It is ESPECIALLY good with BBQ sauce. Cook for 7 minutes per pound on high in the microwave.

This is delicious and so moist...YOU have to try it!!

**To add Dressing...Cook Chicken and when there is only 5 minutes of cooking time left, open up the cooker and sprinkle the Dressing around the chicken and use your spatula to push the dressing into the broth. Can sprinkle with a little bit of water if it is too dry. Return to microwave to finish cooking.
THIS is so delicious!

Conversions for Bean Pot vs Crock Pot & more!

This should be helpful!!!
How to convert Crock Pot time and temp to a Bean Pot…

Crock pot to Bean Pot Conversion Times LOW setting is about 200 degrees F which is similar to a Crock pot. HIGH setting is about 300 degrees F for a Bean Pot. One hour on HIGH is approximately equal to 2 to 2 ½ hours on LOW.

Most Crock Pot recipes recommend cooking 8-10 hours on LOW. Some recipes recommend the HIGH setting based on the nature and texture of the food. You will have to judge your recipe accordingly. 
For example, beef cuts will be better cooked on LOW for 8-10 hours to get a more tender texture, where chicken can be cooked on HIGH for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
1 hour in the oven equals about 20-30 minutes in the microwave.

Oven Conversion - 
8 hrs low in crock pot = 2hrs 325 in bean pot
4 hrs high crock pot = 1.5 325 in bean pot

Monday, August 20, 2012

White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

3 15.8 oz. Cans or Jars of Greatest Northern beans
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and cubed ( I try to keep some cooked chicken leftovers in the freezer)
16 oz. Jar salsa 

8 oz. pkg. shredded Monterery Cheese
8 oz. pkg. Jalapeno cheese, shredded
Add first 3 ingredients into the bean pot. Place in microwave for 5 minutes or until hot. Spoon into CH bowls. Sprinkle a tablespoon of each cheese ontop of hot soup.
This is sure to warm you up on a cool day.
This is GREAT for tailgates.
Contact me for you bean pot and more recipes today

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Raspberry Cobbler, Bean Pot Style

I posted this on my fb group in May when I was picking raspberries. My sis brought down frozen cherries. I thought I would be a good wife & make a pie crust, but alas, I resorted to my fav cobbler recipe. Use this with pretty much any fruit you want. It is yummy! I have made it with cherries, blackberries, raspberries & peaches.

Raspberry Cobbler
America's Best Recipes Cookbook (1998)
One of my favorite cookbooks & absolute best recipe for cobbler - now in a bean pot! I got this cookbook in 98 & have been using it ever since! Wow, that makes me sound old...

We have raspberries! Yea! Lots of yummy ripe on the vine, sweet raspberries!

2/3 c sugar (less if using commerically canned fruit)
1 qt berries
6 tb butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4c milk

Bean pot version.
Melt butter in bean pot (this will take a minute or two because the stoneware heats up too)
Mix sugar & berries together. Combine sugar, flour, bak pwdr, & milk together to make a runny batter. Pour over melted butter, do not mix. Pour berries on top. Add lid to bean pot. Microwave 15 min-ish. Remove lid, cook 1-3 min more. It will be runny w/ clumps of 
yummy cake like cobbler.

I haven't made it in the Tupperware stack cooker, but I am pretty sure it will be about the same time and results. 

Oven version. Preheat oven to 350. Place butter in deep dish 8" pan & place in oven till melted. Prepare sugar & berries. Prepare batter. Pour batter in pan over butter, do not mix. Pour fruit over batter & bake approx 1 hr. Batter will rise to top & become brown & 
crisp when done. Can be made w/ any fresh or canned fruit or berries.

Now, just waiting for the kids' bedtime so I don't have to share! HEE HEE!!! ;)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Olive Onion Cheese Bread - great appetizer

This is a great Appetizer for ANY Occasion
Olive-Onion Cheese Bread
4 cups shredded mozzarela cheese
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup mayo

8 green onions, thinly sliced
1 can mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
1 can (4oz) chopped ripe olives
1 loaf unsliced french bread
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cut bread in half length wise and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with cheese mixture.. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.. 16 servings..

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bean Pot Bacon & cheese fettuccine

"Recipe of the Day" - Bacon & Cheese Fettuccine

* Ingredients:
* 8 Strips of Bacon that you have cooked & crumbled
* 1 box of Uncooked Fettuccine noodles
* 2 cans of Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz)
* 2 cups of Chicken Broth
Seasoning of your choice....Italian, salt & pepper, basil, oregano
* Brick of Cream Cheese
* OPTIONAL - chopped Onion

* Directions:
* Place all ingredients (Except cream cheese)  in the Bean Pot.
* Place lid on beanpot & microwave for 25 minutes.
* Once everything is cooked, add Cream Cheese & microwave for a couple more minutes....
stir & Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pudding Cookies & Banana Bread

I found this Peanut Butter Pudding Cookie at Inside Brucrew Life - from Pinterest. It is a yummy recipe. I made them for our float trip last weekend. Plus when you go on a camping trip w/ cookies, they usually take a beating.

I now have cookie pieces which are perfect bite size & so many calories less than a full cookie. They are screaming for ice cream.

I love putting pudding in my cookies because they are just better. Plus my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe w/ pudding makes the perfect cookies to put in the freezer - I think this is because of the pudding.

Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies

  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 c. reeses pieces
  • 1 c. dried banana chips, broken (what? I used busted up pretzels)
In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix and set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and honey and beat again. Slowly add the dry ingredients, being careful not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips, reeses, and banana chips by hand. (you can leave out the banana chips if you don't like those, or substitute pretzels or chips)
Drop by tablespoon onto a baking sheet, leaving 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Cool on pan for 3-4 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes about 36 cookies.

Billie's Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I have been making these cookies since my 4-H days. OMG - that was a long time ago... 

2 1/4c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4c white sugar
1 small pkg instant pudding - can do any flavor
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
12 oz choc chips (I buy chocolate chips at Sam's club, so I use alot!)

Cream together butter & sugars. Add eggs, vanilla & pudding. Add in dry ingredients & taste batter. mmmm, good, taste it again! Add chocolate chips. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.

Banana Bread - Yep, have more bananas to use up. Gracie & Josey eat a 'nee nee' a day for the most part, but on those off days, we tend to have several in a row. I always grab the greenest bananas possible because I like them on the green side plus gives me a few extra days for the kids & Cooper to eat them. This recipe is from

I use a 4 loaf mini pan from Pampered Chef. I almost sold it in a garage sale, but so glad I kept it around!

Banana Banana Bread

Adapted from


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 mashed medium overripe bananas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. (My 9×5 pan is currently scratched out of commission and so I used two 8×5 pans which you can also do, but I prefer the one big 9×5 loaf.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten, do not over-mix. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School List - College kids

Here are some of the most perfect items for your college student going back to school. Each item is BPA free & will all thru their college days!! I am still using my Tupperware tumbler that I purchased in 2002!! 10 yrs & looks brand new!
Check out other great sales at - they have some exclusive online sales not available at parties.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

chili & cornbread

Heather's Family Chili
2 lbs. ground beef, cooked and drained 
1 small onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. chili powder 
1 Tbsp. cumin 
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 1 8 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef with chopped onion mixed in and drain well. Add all other ingredients and mix well in the Bean Pot.
Baking options: Bake in a 250 degree oven for 3 - 4 hours. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 - 2 hours.

Buttermilk Cornbread
1 1⁄2 cups corn meal 
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk 
1⁄4 cup Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon sugar 
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs
Mix together in bean pot. Place in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Summer Pecan Dump Cake Bean Pot

How about another cake recipe??!! 
Thanks Maggie

Summer Pecan Dump Cake

1 Box Butter Pecan or Yellow cake mix

1 large can sliced peaches
1 stick sliced butter
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Lightly spray bean pot first, then add peaches, sprinkle cake mix, dot with butter. Sprinkle coconut and pecans.

Place in microwave on high for 13 min. and serve with vanilla ice cream Serves 8 people.

Easy Bean Pot Soup

Easy Bean Pot Soup: 
Thanks Rhonda!

1-can of rotel
1-can of corn
1-can of black beans (drained & rinsed)
2-cans chicken breasts
1- 8 oz cream cheese
1- packet dry ranch dressing
1- tablespoon cumin
1- teaspoon onion powder
1- teaspoon chili powder.

Put all ingredients in bean pot and microwave 8 - 10 minutes -
Easy and delish!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stack Cooker Blueberry French Toast

Blueberry Stack Cooker French Toast
8 slices of white bread
3 large eggs
1½ cups whole milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence™ Cinnamon-Vanilla Seasoning Blend
pinch of kosher salt
½ cup of blueberries
Cooking Instructions
Slice bread diagonally into large triangles. Set aside.
Crack eggs into the TupperWave® Stack Cooker 3-Qt./3 L Casserole.
Add milk, syrup, Cinnamon-Vanilla Seasoning Blend, and salt.
Whisk together until combined.
Fold in the blueberries.
Add the slices of bread and press the bread down into the liquid with your fingers. Make sure all of the bread
has been submerged in the custard before proceeding.
Place cover over Casserole and microwave at 50 percent power for 12 minutes, or until the casserole has risen. Let rest for five minutes.
Serve with additional maple syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tupperware Stack Cooker, Dump Cakes & Black Russian Cake (sinful!)

Doesn't everyone have that one cake that is just pure bliss? You only make it a few times thru the year, but you wake up in the morning & start eating it straight from the pan w/ your morning coffee... um, no, of course I wouldn't do that - But my wonderful grandmotherly babysitter taught me that eating cake for breakfast is not for kids! I was happy to go to college & therefore old enough to eat cake for breakfast! Love & miss you Carol!

With my new Tupperware kit, I received a gorgeous purple Stack Cooker. I haven't used it much, just not sure what to do w/ it till now. I started looking over the TW biz site & found several recipes for it - cakes (which of course caught my eye) and browning hamburger.... I will be trying out new recipes for it & posting them accordingly. Here is the link to check out the Stack Cooker on my website.

At my Open House yesterday, I showed my guests how easy it is to make a cake in this contraption. 10 min & my Black Russian Cake was ready to be "frosted".  I used to make about 10-15 of these cakes every year when in high school & sold to my mom's friends for their holiday gatherings.

Black Russian Cake -
This is from a McCune Brooks Hospital fundraiser cookbook circa 1980 something...

1 deep chocolate cake mix
1 sm package instant chocolate pudding mix
2 t cinnamon
3/4 c coffee (if you forgot to make it ahead of time & it is hot, add it in at the very last)
4 eggs
1/4 c vodka
1/4 c Kahlua
1 c oil

2 TB coffee
2 TB Kahlua
2 TB Creme de Cocao liqueor
1 c powdered sugar

Mix all cake ingredients together. If you are using hot coffee, I add it at the very last. Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. Let cool 10 min, invert onto platter. Punch holes into cake. Spoon icing into holes & drizzle over top. 

 - OR your TW Stack Cooker w/ insert in middle (making it a bundt cake). Place lid on & bake in microwave 9-11 min. All depends on your microwave how long you cook it - mine took 10 min. Invert onto platter when done. Punch holes into cake w/ round spoon handle or other kitchen thing you can find. You want a hole about 1/4" around. Spoon icing into holes & drizzle over top.

First - if you eat this cake warm - omg! This  is so good! If you eat it the first day, plan on getting a little buzz. If you eat it the days after (if there is any left) YUMMO! I prefer the first day, but I have been told others like it better after a day or so. Yes there is alcohol in it so be cautious how much Little Johnny eats.

Of course, I am a cake eater. I love my cakes. I love the bean pot dump cakes because they are so easy PLUS they come out hot & frosted & just begging for some ice cream! What is a bean pot dump cake - well bean pot dump cake is a regular cake mix batter - mixed according to directions w/ a can of frosting all dumped into a bean pot. Lid on, microwave 9-11 min & voila Lava Cake or dump cake.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tupperware Opportunities

Just saying - if you are looking to clean up your pantry at wholesale prices or if you are looking to make some extra cash for Christmas, this is the opportunity for you. This field is WIDE OPEN! I love my other biz, but there is little competition in this area for Tupperware consultants.

Not only that, but Tupperware is a brand name- just like Kleenex - everyone knows Tupperware. 90% of households have Tupperware in their home.

Right now Tupperware has this great start up plan for only $50, PLUS they are offering a 3 payment plan - but offer ends soon! I have been signed up for just 3 weeks & I have already won 5 fab prizes worth at least $100! Free pasta maker, free mini pie maker, free egg slicer, free kids' tumbler & more!! Plus I was given a coupon to get Quaker Healthy Heart Cereal (single serving) by the case for free!

Tupperware also provides a great fundraiser program with a wide range of products from mom's stuff, lunch stuff & toys for the little ones - remember the Shape-O toy?

Can this get better! It does! I have already started building a wonderful team w/ my friends! If you want to join up w/ my team- my director will be happy to chat w/ you about the opportunities on a 3 way conference call & even throw in a gift for free - no obligation! 

Email me at if you would like to hear more about Tupperware!

Tater Tot Casserole (Healthy style) & Cream of Something Soup

First, I have to give honorable mention to my son, Josey. He is my Ninja guy. He loves to push the button & chop up stuff. He sits on the cabinet & waits patiently for me to get it all ready for him. So cute!

Ok, I am trying to clean out the freezer & use up what we have before I pack in more. Do you ever do that? Feel guilty because oh, hey, I have frozen veggies that I completely forgot about in the bottom of the freezer... oopsy! So, each day for dinner this week I am pulling a pack of meat out & putting it to use. Steak, chicken thighs, pork loin, & tonight was turkey burger. I am actually getting some extra space in there!

My dad is a sweet man who hunts for turkeys each fall & spring. Please, I apologize if I offend anyone for hunting,  but we were raised on a farm & you did what you can for food growing up. Plus, 1 turkey breast gave me 6 packages of turkey burger last spring (approximately 1 lb each, a savings of $2-4lb a pound). Plus it is all natural & organic - I assume so, but who knows what those turkeys are eating! ha ha!

So, out comes a bag of turkey burger, thawed & then cooked in the bean pot. Absolutely no grease & very little water was on my meat after cooking. I decided to bring out my stoneware bowl to bake the Tater Tot Casserole in - just because it will make a pretty picture!

Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet is where I pulled this recipe. I cut it in half because we don't need a 9x13 pan of Tater Tot Casserole. I also used my Cream of Something Soup mix - recipe will follow.

Tater Tot Casserole
1 lb lean ground beef 90% lean
1/2 lb extra lean ground turkey
1 pkg 16 oz frozen mixed veggies, thawed & drained (I cleaned up the partial packages of corn, peas & edamame beans, plus tossed in some fresh grated carrots)
3/4 c french fried onions (didn't have any)
1 can reduced fat, reduced sodium condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 can reduced fat, reduced sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/2 c fat free milk
4 c frozen tater tots, thawed (oops, missed the thawed part)

In a large skillet, cook the beef & turkey over med heat till no longer pink. If you are using your bean pot, do not put it on the stove, but do cook w/ lid on 6 min per pound till no longer pink. In a 9x13 pan, coated w/ non stick spray, layer the meat mixture, veggies, & onions.

In a small bowl, combine soups, & milk, spread over onions. Top w/ tater tots. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 55-60 min or until golden brown.

8 servings
1 c= 340 calories, 14 g fat, 44 mg chol, 657 mg sodium, 33 g carb, 4 g fiber, 22g protein

Cream of Something Soup Do It Yourself Mix

I found a version of this on Pinterest, then a friend gave me her recipe.

4 c powdered milk
1 1/2 c cornstarch
1/2 c instant chicken boullion
4 tsp dried onion flakes
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried crushed basil
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Mix all together & keep in airtight container.

To use:
Mix 1/3 c mix w/ 1 1/4c cold water & 1/2 Tb butter. Heat over low in small saucepan till starts to thicken.

Cream of _________
Mushroom add 1/2c chopped mushrooms
celery: 1/2 c minced sauteed celery
potato: 1 c cooked diced potato
Chicken: 1/2 c cooked diced chicken (great if you have frozen your leftover cooked chicken in a pod)
broccoli: 1 c cooked, chopped broccoli

So, this month Tupperware is offering up their Freezer label & dispenser set for $15. I am loving this because I can write directions on my DIY mixes & adhere to the jar or container.