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Monday, October 1, 2012

Dinner & Movie Night Made Easy with Hidden Valley Ranch [GIVEAWAY] ends 10/15

If someone were to ask me, I'd say this McKinney Momma is more of an Oil & Vinegar gal when it comes to salad dressing.

However, I'm recently re-discovering Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and all the ways it can light up old recipes, and bring zing to movie night snack time!


Most of you know, that I just had my second baby a few months ago, so cooking dinner is not an easy or leisurely process for me anymore.  Did I mention "Big Sister" is only 19 months old?

Quick and Easy dinner recipes are on now on speed dial, or should be.  


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I found a super easy recipe for Crunchy Baked Ranch Chicken on the Hidden Valley website and kicked it up a notch for my husband's slightly "snobby" palate.




Here's the recipe from the website:

Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ packet of Hidden Valley ® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix
  • ¾ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the Hidden Valley ® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix. In a second shallow bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Dip each chicken breast in the ranch dressing mixture, removing any excess, and then dip in breadcrumbs. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet until chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
 - Created by Melissa d'Arabian


Here's MY "kicked up a notch" version:

Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Ranch Chicken


Basically, prepare as above, except for these small changes:
  • Use chicken tender strips or just cut the halves in half one more time
  • Substitute the mayo (I don't like it) with good ol' prepared Ranch Dressing (enough to coat each piece)
  • I used Cornflake crumbs instead of breadcrumbs, and seasoned them myself with a heavy sprinkling of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix.
  • Mix up about a 1/2 cup of goat cheese and cooked spinach (I just used leftover spinach from dinner the night before)
  • Slather the goat cheese and spinach mixture between 2 breaded chicken pieces (like a sandwich)
  • Cook at 400 for 20 minutes and BOOM, you've got a fancy but SUPER easy dinner!

Now, I have time to sit down to a MOVIE for once, since dinner prep was so fast! 


For a quick and easy Movie Night snack, I made this popcorn for my hubby and me!

Seasoned Popcorn Recipe

Ingredients 
  • 1 bowl popped popcorn
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 
Instructions:
  • Sprinkle buttered popcorn to taste with dry dressing mix.

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*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a Hidden Valley Ranch sample from the company/PR representative. All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received.

72 comments :

  1. We'd watch Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.

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  2. The Avengers.

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  3. The new MiB movie when it comes out on DVD :)

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  4. i want to watch What to Expect When You're Expecting

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  5. Snow white and the Huntsman.
    debbie jackson
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  6. Magic Mike

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  7. I want to watch the original The Producers.

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  8. I need to see Avengers again!!!

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  9. The Avengers!!!

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  10. Rock of Ages
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  11. I love the movie titanic.

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  12. A League of Their Own

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  13. Very Excited about your giveaways and The Food Looks Great. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  14. Gotta see the Avengers. Again. We all loved it!

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  15. I'm very excited. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. I'd like to see Dark Shadows!

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  17. the Watch is what we'd like to watch.

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  18. We'd watch gone with the Wind
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  19. I want to see The Lucky One , haven't seen it yet!

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  20. twilight...all of them...oh yeah I'd make him sit through it. At least there would be good food :)

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  21. Disneys lion king! We need to see it again
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  23. Dark Shadows! I just won it from another blog and I cannot wait to watch it!

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  25. Snow white and tge huntsman. Willnt 3@gmail.com

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  26. the avengers for sure

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  28. I want to see The five year engagement.

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  29. Avengers

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  30. Magic Mike!!!

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  31. I'd like to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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  32. I recently won Dark Shadows, waiting for the mailman to bring it...that is probably the movie I'd watch, love me some Johnny Depp :)

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  33. I want to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.

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  34. The Avengers wilcarvic
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  35. I want to see the Hunger Games.

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  36. The Avengers would be great

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  39. i am excited for movie night!
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  40. magic mike! although i don't think the boyfriend would agree to that ;)

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  41. I haven't seen Dark Shadows yet, but it sounds like a good movie to watch. Thanks for this contest.

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  42. The Lucky One!

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  43. I think a really Scary Movie...... for Halloween !!!
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  44. I want to watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower with my daughter.

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