Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chicken tortilla soup

It has been a little while and I'm sorry for the lack of pictures but my camera is dead and I can't find the charger. Anyway, last week it was really cold and I wanted soup so I looked up a chicken tortilla soup recipe and altered it because I have a problem following recipes! So here is what I used:
4 Chicken breasts
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans chicken stock
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 med onion
1 1/2 tbsp garlic
1 can black beans
1 can corn
salt and pepper to taste

sautée onion and garlic, add stock, broth, tomatoes and chicken. Cook until boiling and let chicken cook for about 15-20 minutes, take out and shred. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low to med for 45 min. Top with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fun Family Dinner

Not that anyone wouldn't want these but they are kid tested. Tonight, I made pizza pockets. Not incredibly original I know but I have been wanting to make these. You will need:

- Canned bicuits
- Mozzerella
- Your favorite toppings ( we just used     pepperoni)
- Olive oil
- Basil
- Garlic

 - Roll a biscuit out and top with olive   oil, tomato sauce, garic, and basil
 - Then add cheese (add a lot as it will   not seem like much after it bakes)and     toppings
 - Take another biscuit and roll it out as well place on top of 1st biscuit and fold together. I then added a bit of Asiago    cheese on the top because can there be    too much cheese?
 - Bake at 350 for about 25 min. Wade will add pics later.

I let the girls help on this one so it took quite awhile for prep! But this is good for a family night or a game night. Also, maybe I cheated a bit on it being something totally new but I have made these for breakfast with eggs and bacon in them rather than the pizza ingredients but I haven’t made it like this until tonight. But there you go 2 for 1 meals! Enjoy! 
P.S. I don’t know what happened to my font! maybe hubby will fix it when he adds the pictures (hint hint)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crock pot mexican chicken

I really don't know what to call this meal aside from yummy! This is not a new meal (we will be doing that tomorrow night) but this one is too good to keep to myself. Take frozen chicken and a jar or 2 of salsa(depending on how much chicken you use or how much salsa you and your family like). I then add some water (about a cup and a half - sorry I don't really measure) and a package of Mexican rice ( used to be Lipton's now it is called Knorr). I put it in the crock pot for about 8 hours.
About 10 -15 min before dinner I add a can of corn to the crock pot. Shred the chicken with a fork ( not hard - it is so tender by now) Put the mixture on a tortilla, add cheese, sour cream, etc and there you go - easy, yummy ,dinner ! (use mild salsa if your kids don't like spicy things) I will add a picture once it is done tonight. Tomorrow we will be making "Homemade" pizza pockets! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chicken with Winter Squash

Our new year's resolutions for 2009 included not only eating healthier but to also increase our repitare of foods by cooking a new meal(to us) every week. In my New Years resolution blog I also said I would put each meal into a blog so that my ten or less readers could see what we were eating :) This is the first of many blogs (at least 52) all consisting of the foods that reach our table.

Our menu consisted of a garden salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese and a chicken breast cooked with fresh diced winter squash(butternut and acorn), diced potatoes(also fresh I suppose) basted with olive oil, rosemary, fresh basil, garlic, salt and pepper. We also had a fresh baked loaf of cheese & herb seasoned bread and corn(from a can lol)

The prep was about 20 minutes with the cook time being 3 hours at 350 degrees. Once it reached the table the chicken was so tender it didn't take much to tear it into bite size pieces and the flavor was outstanding, I give it four forks(one for each member of the family lol)

With the water we washed it down with this meal was really good, both for our health and for our palette.