Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekly Menu, 18.

Baked Chicken

Italian Sausage Subs

Taco Salad

Chicken Quesadilla's


Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekly Menu, 17.

Chicken Devan
Crescent rolls

Out for a meeting

Garlic Bread

Shepard's Pie
(in honor of St. Patrick's Day!)

Out with Shelby!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sherry's Chicken Tortilla Soup.

I met Sherry and her husband Jarret through my friends Jeff & Shelby. Sherry is much like me and loves to cook, and try new recipes. Often times they will cook dinner and have people over or will bring it to Jeff & Shelby's house to share and I happened to be there one particular time when she made this soup. It was delicious and I begged her for the recipe and she happily gave it to me :) I make it quite often, probably once a week.

Sherry's Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 tablespoon's vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C. chopped fresh cilantro
1 onion, chopped
1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
4 cans chicken & rice soup
1 regular size can corn
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes w/green chile peppers
2 soup cans of water
4 Chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

In a large stock pot, heat vegetable oil. Add garlic, cilantro and onion and saute for 2-3 min.
Stir in all tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add cumin, chili powder, bay leaves and chicken and rice soup + 2 cans of water.
Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and add corn, and cayenne.
Simmer for 30 minutes, remove bay leaves and add shredded chicken. Heat through and serve.

*Note: Adding the spices as is, this can be pretty spicy. I am not a fan of that, so I halved all the measurements for the cumin, cayenne, and chili powder.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I recommend...

It seems as though everyone is sick these days. A few weeks ago, I had a pretty nasty flu, and I was so glad to have this thermometer to monitor my temperature. A few of my friends have them for their children and I can see why. It is so simple to use and takes only seconds with a simple swipe on the forehead. The reading's are very accurate and when I did finally break down and go to the Dr's, they recommended it as well. If you have children and even if you don't, you should have this!

Weekly Menu, 16.

Chicken Teriyaki Burgers

Taco Cups
Mexican Rice

Teriyaki Glazed Meatballs
Stir Fry

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Creamy Tomato Risotto