Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
It rained all weekend where I live and it was at soup kind of day on Sunday so we made this Clam Chowder and it was "to die for" and so easy and quick to make. It will be on our meal rotation in the future. Hope you enjoy it too!
Homemade Clam Chowder - Rachael Ray
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Servings: 4-6
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
- 1 medium onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery & leaves, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped into small pieces
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 pint half-and-half
- 3 cups chicken stock, from soup aisle
- 1 cup raw hash brown potatoes, from dairy aisle of the market
- 2 (10 ounce) cans baby clams, and their juice
- In a medium pot over medium high heat melt butter. Add bacon, onions, celery, carrot, and thyme sprigs. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce and cook 5 minutes. Add flour and cook a minute more.
- Add half-and-half and stock and bring to a bubble, then stir in potatoes and clams. Bring soup back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked and soup has thickened to coat the back of a spoon.
- Remove the thyme sprigs from the soup. The thyme leaves will have fallen off into the soup. Stir and adjust seasonings in your soup. Pour soup into mugs. Top with shredded cheese or green onions if desired.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Sausage & Tortellini Stew
Servings Per Recipe 6
- 4 sweet Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
- 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini (such as Buitoni)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1. Crumble sausages into a bowl and stir together with tomatoes, green beans, onion and Italian seasoning; place mixture in slow cooker. Cover slow cooker bowl and cook 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW.
2. When there is 20 minutes remaining, stir in tortellini, oregano and 1 cup water; continue cooking. Serve immediately.
We had this recipe I found at familycircle.com for dinner tonight and it was very good. It was very quick and easy to put together in the crock pot in the morning and tasted great. I paired it with some garlic bread and a side salad.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Swiss Cheese Chicken
4 whole breast, split, baked & skinned
8 slices (4" square) Swiss cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 oz. undiluted)
1/4 c. dry white wine
1 c. herb seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
1/4 c. butter, melted
Top with cheese slices. Combine soup and wine, stirring well. Spoon sauce evenly over chicken, sprinkle with stuffing mix. Drizzle butter over crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Should serve 8 people. Thighs can also be used. She also adds 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder after you drizzle the butter over the stuffing mix.
Salsa Chicken (crockpot recipe)
4-6 chicken breasts
1 15-oz can black beans, drained
1½ c. corn
1 ½ c. salsa
1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated
Hot cooked rice or flour tortillas
Combine ingredients in slow cooker, except rice and cheese. Cover; cook on Low 6-8 hours or High 4-6 hours. Serve over rice and top with cheese or serve with warm flour tortillas, cheese and sour cream.
My family is not huge on canned corn so we did not add the corn and it turned out great. The boys loved it wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with cheese and sour cream.