Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chicken soup

This is such a good soup! I made it yesterday and its so easy really and really yummy!! Go here to
Pioneer Woman
to see photos of it and the full recipe instructions.
*tip* The recipe below is Pioneer womans. When I made it I didnt use the pimentos or the food coloring. And I used a red pepper instead of a green pepper and I added chopped carrots to it also.
  • 1 cup (before Cooking) White Rice
  • 2 whole Chicken Breasts
  • 8 pieces (to 10) Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 quarts (plus 2 Cups) Water
  • ¼ cups Onion
  • ¼ cups Green Bell Pepper
  • ¼ cups Pimento (drained)
  • ¼ cups Celery
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • Yellow Food Coloring
Preparation Instructions

Cook up some rice. Wash two whole chicken breasts (skin, bones and all) and place them in a pot; cover with 2 quarts of water. Add 8-10 bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook until chicken is done, about twenty minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and let cool for a few minutes. Cut all the meat from the bones and chop into bite-sized pieces.Drain the can of pimentos. Finely dice the vegetables. In a skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. When it is all melted, make a roux by adding 4 tablespoons of flour. Stir until thickened and then add it to the pot of chicken broth. Stir well.In a skillet, melt another few tablespoons of butter and throw in all of the diced veggies. Stir, then add the chicken. Sprinkle with a dash or two of salt. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the chicken mixture to the broth.Add in the cooked rice. (You can vary the amount of rice based on your preferences). Add in 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring.Ladle into a bowl. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spanish Rice

Brown #1 hamburger with 1/2 cup chopped onion. (the recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped Green peppers too but I didnt have any). Also, Boil 2 cups worth of minute rice in a separate pan.
While those are cooking combine in a bowl
1 can Kidney beans, UNDRAINED
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 can Tomato soup
1/2 pkg Taco seasoning mix

Drain hamburger and rice and add to mixture.

Stir well and place in a oven safe dish or 8X10 pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes or so. (i actually only stir it at the 1/2 hour mark then again right before the timer goes off. )
Serve with Shredded cheese, salsa, Sour cream & Chips.

Monday, January 18, 2010


These are AMAZING. A bit expensive at $3.75 a bag at CVS but oh so yummy! Really good with spinach dip or just plain.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chick-fil-A sandwich

(recipe from
(photo from
  1. In a small bowl, beat egg and stir in milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, pepper and salt.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken in milk mixture until moistened.
  4. Roll chicken in flour mix until completely coated.
  5. Fry in oil until chicken is golden brown.
  6. Serve with grilled buttered buns and pickles.
  7. Make 4 sandwiches.
  8. You can cut chicken into bite size pieces and make chicken nuggets. They are great too!
I didnt have whole chicken breast, just strips so i made 4 strips which was equal to 2 whole breast. I think it was even better that way cause they were more like chicken fingers and we dipped them in honey mustard sauce.
And one thing i did as people on the recipe site said to do was marinate the chicken in dill pickle juice before coating with the flour and stuff. I let my frozen breast strips thaw in the fridge a few hours then placed them in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup pickle juice. Shake bag to make sure its all soaked. Let sit for 30 minutes. I turned the bag every few minutes to make sure it was all covered. Then dump out and proceed with instructions. TOTALLY makes the taste!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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