Now that Jake is old enough to drive, our meal schedule seldom coordinates. He gets home from school 2 hours before I get home from work, and then he has to be at work a half hour after I get home. To say nothing of the time spent at tennis practice and just hanging out with friends. There is hardly enough time in our day to eat a meal, much less cook one. That’s why I love my microwave. Today you can make just about anything in minutes including Stove Top Stuffing, which is one of our favorite side dishes.
Stove Top has just released new packaging with the same great tasting Stove Top Stuffing that we have known and loved for years. The new package has a re-sealable lid, so you can make a little or a lot, which comes in handy when I am cooking for myself. However, the best part is the cooking directions now include microwave instructions so that Jake can make his own if I’m not there. In two minutes we have our piping hot Stove Top Stuffing ready to eat.
Because Jake is always so picky about his food, I am constantly trying new things that I think he will like. Nope, it does not get easier as they get older. I don’t think this gets easier until they have to pay for the food themselves. I can’t wait for the day when Jake lives on his own and is genuinely excited about coming home for a meal. But until then, I continue to struggle with dinner ideas. Stove Top Stuffing Mix helps me out tremendously! Stove Top is the perfect base to a meal, plus it really fills my teenager up (who could honestly eat the box Stove Top comes in) so he’s not hungry 10 minutes after our meal.
Tonight, I used my Tupperware Stack Cooker (another thing I can’t live without) to make Stove Top Stuffing and chicken in gravy. It took me 5 minutes from start to finish and Jake and I both loved it. If you don’t have a Stack Cooker, that’s okay, you can just as easily make it in two different bowls, it just takes a couple minutes longer. You can try this simple recipe with your family.
Prepare 4 servings of Stove Top Stuffing Mix, cover to keep warm and set aside.
In a separate dish add 2 cups of cooked chicken to a can of chicken gravy. You can add a can of corn if desired. Heat the chicken and gravy for 5 minutes at 50% power in your microwave. Stir, and let stand for at least 1 minute to finish cooking. Always remember that when cooking in your microwave you must let the food sit for at least 1/3 of the cooking time to be sure that the microwaves have stopped cooking the food. This meal is quick, easy and combined with a small salad and some milk completes a balanced meal. Not to mention your kids will love it!
Add Stove Top Stuffing Mix in the new re-sealable container to your shopping list today, the possibilities are endless! http://www.kraftbrands.com/stovetop/
*I received media sample. All opinions are my own.