Tuesday, October 28, 2008

White Chicken Chili

I think this is Scarlett's recipe. I love it! It's from the CCK Cookbook on page 37. Does anyone have any good soup recipes?

1 cup chopped onion
2 lg. garlic cloves minced
2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp Cheyenne pepper*
1 tsp. crushed red pepper*
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 T. olive oil
4 cooked chicken breast, skinned, boned, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tsp. lemon pepper
2 (4-oz) cans diced green chilies, drained
1 sm. jalapeno pepper thinly sliced*
2 T. lemon juice
2 (15-oz) cans great northern beans, undrained
salt/pepper to taste
chopped green onion
shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese
sour cream
tortilla chips

- Cook chicken in a covered skillet with water half way filling the pan (par boil) until done. Drain all water off, cut chicken into medium cubes, and set aside.
- Stir and cook onion, garlic, cumin, and oregano in olive oil in a large pot until onion is tender. Add all remaining ingredients including chicken.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheese, salsa, green onion and sour cream per preference. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Note: Optional, if you don't like spicy food.

Also, often I will add another can of beans and substitute chicken broth for the water. I don't usually use the spicy ingredients. One day I'm sure I will.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicken Stroganoff

I made this new recipe for supper last night, and it was absolutely delicious! Jonathan said it is one of his new favorites. It is actually a Weight Watchers recipe that I printed out months ago and it just resurfaced earlier this week. Try it!

1 1/2 lbs of chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 package of Lipton's Onion Soup mix
1/4 cup water
1 8 oz. fat free or low fat cream cheese, softened
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
1- 4 oz. can of mushrooms, drained

In crockpot, combine chicken, soup mix, and water. Cook on low heat for 4 hours.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, mushroom soup, and mushrooms. Combine with cooked chicken in crockpot. Continue cooking for one additional hour. (5 hours cooking time total). Serve over angel hair pasta.

***The pasta is what the recipe called for. That is what I had my stroganoff with. However, we had some mashed potatoes in the refrigerator that Jonathan tried it with and he said it was delicious. Also, I think it would be great over rice. Anything goes! Whatever your family enjoys the most.

***If anyone is interested in the Weight Watchers points information: The recommendations were to divide the chicken mixture into 6 portions and serve over 1/2 cup of cooked angel hair pasta. 1 portion of chicken sauce and 1/2 cup pasta equals 7 points.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monkey bread and Green Eggs & Ham

I saw Paula Deene make these with children today. Never tried it, but I am planning on it. We'll cook, then read Dr. Seuse, then enjoy the breakfast (probably for dinner).
Monkey bread ingredients and directions:
2 cans biscuits (quartered-there's a math lesson)
cinnamon and sugar mixed
brown sugar
Just cut up the biscuits, roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture and
put in bundt pan. Melt butter and add brown sugar-pour over biscuits and bake until golden brown

Green eggs/Ham
eggs with BLUE food coloring (I would have used green, but Paula pointed out that since eggs are already yellow, just add blue)

Citrus Garlic Salad Dressing

My friend Terrie gave me this recipe. It's great on mixed salad greens with sliced mushrooms, cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, black olives and shredded mozarella. Since my friend Jeannie gave me 4 heads of garlic recently, I made this salad dressing.
2 cloves garlic
3 T olive oil
3 T lemon juice
2 T honey
Put all in a glass jar and shake well.