Foil Pack Chicken Dinner & Oreo Turkey Cookies

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Aldi Ad for Nov. 21 ~ Nov. 27.

(This is NOT a complete list, PLEASE check out the ad(s) here for yourself.)

* Aldi’s ad is a wonderful mix of Thanksgiving AND Christmas, thank you Aldi FOR not skipping right over Thanksgiving this week! THAT being said, IF you still need to buy some foods for Thanksgiving….Aldi has your back. I will not list it all……it is much the same as the past few weeks!

* CANDY CANES!!!!! 89¢ for a 6 oz. box.

* Holiday Cake Mix (99¢), Holiday Frosting ($1.29) and Sprinkles (ranging from 99¢ ~ $2.99). Looks like you make a lovely Christmas cake for dessert…..this weekend or next week!!!

* Mini Chocolate Chips and Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (NOT in the ad, tho I SAW then in the store) !!!!!!!! Sit back down. Yeah…….YEAH!!!! Snag up some 12 oz. bags for $1.29 each!!!!

*Hot Cocoa Mix (the packet kind) is $1.29 for an 8 oz. box.

* Pretzel Rings are a lot of fun for the Holidays, grab a 20 oz. bag for $1.49!

* Bagel Chips, a stellar snack, are $1.79 for a 6 oz. package.

* Long Grain & Wild Rice. 6 oz. box for $1.79.

* Take your time next time you are at Aldi, look around, take it all in, there seems to be a lot of fun Christmas goodies to look at!!!

Foil Pack Chicken Dinner
(All of the ingredients can be found at Aldi!)

Here is a recipe that is quick, easy AND easy to clean up!! No baking dish to clean!

I wanted to include it this Thanksgiving week because ~

  1. Maybe you are going to be with a very small group this Thanksgiving but you STILL want the flavors of Thanksgiving without the turkey roasting in the oven. Well, here is your stuffing, cream soup, chicken (well, it is NOT turkey, but…….), ham and vegetable.   Just cook up a small batch of potatoes and there. you. go. (Sorry, I should have gotten this out to you EARLIER!!)
  2. Maybe you have extra stuffing????? Use that and make this for dinner the weekend or early next week.

Foil Pack Chicken Dinner 
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stove Top Stuffing
1 3/4 c. water
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 lb. ~ about 1/2″ thick each)
3 – 6 slices of deli ham (depending on the size and thickness)
1 c. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 c. frozen peas
1 can cream of chicken soup

Combine the stuffing with 1 1/2 c. HOT water. Cover and let set about 5 minutes, fluff with fork.    Lay out 6 separate sheets of heavy-duty foil, spray with a touch of cooking spray and place equal amounts of stuffing on each foil sheet.

After the stuffing ~ layer the chicken, ham, mushrooms and peas on top. Mix soup with remaining 1/4 c. water (though I do not do that when I make my own cream soup) and pour cream soup equally over each foil pack.

Fold top and sides together to seal well, leaving some room for air circulation. Place foil packs on a baking sheet and bake @ 400° for 30-35 minutes. Take out and let set for 5 minutes. Cut slits in foil to remove steam. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe from Kraft Foods Magazine.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Thanks to my mom for spying this recipe idea from Giada on Food Network. It was fun to put together.

  • You need 2 double stuffed Oreos PER Turkey. 1 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, 1 Whopper, 5 Candy Corn, the white tip FROM a Candy Corn, a dollop of red frosting and some melted chocolate for “glue”.
  • Start by sticking (carefully) the Candy Corns in the Oreo middle, those are the feathers.
  • “Glue” (with melted chocolate) the Reese’s for the Turkeys body and the Whopper for the head.
  • Break off the tip of a Corn Candy (pop the rest in your mouth….) and “glue” that on to the Whopper ~ that is the beak.
  • Twist off the top of another Oreo, put a dollop of “glue” on the creme part of the Oreo and set your Turkey upright.
  • Put your red frosting in a bag and snip the tip. “Pipe” on the red dangly this Turkeys have. (We only had orange food coloring……bummer. But just fine too!)

There you go. Enjoy this project, good for kids to help with too!!! (HAD I know about this earlier I WOULD have shared it with you earlier…….sorry.) Hope you have a simple blessed day with whomever you are with!!!

(PS ~ I am thankful for WAY WAY WAY to many things to begin to list here, you will go to sleep if I begin to make a list.  Included in that list is you the wonderful readers who read/enjoy/tolerate Favorite Family Foods….THANK YOU.)

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About Bobbi

I am a wife to my wonderful husband. I am a mom to 5 wonderful/busy/crazy/noisey/happy snappy boys. My hobby is cooking and baking, I love to read recipes and organize the recipes I have. I enjoy making food for people and sharing recipes. My husband is not picky and will eat almost anything, my kids are not quite as easy, they can be picky eaters, which has lead me to try to make more “favorite family foods”. I am hoping that through this blog some of my friends and family, or anyone for that matter, will share their favorite recipes too!!! Feel free to email me at favoritefamilyfoods@hotmail.com if you have any questions, suggestions or recipes you would like to share. I look forward to hearing from you! Bobbi

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