Sunday, October 27, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

So I have to admit that the title "Chicken Tortilla Soup"  never sounded very appealing to my Husband or I.  I really couldn't tell you why either, maybe thoughts of soggy tortilla in a soup.  My Husband isn't a fan of soggy bread of any sort, so soggy corn tortillas-a no go.  Even though it has never sounded very appealing to either of us, I have really wanted to make it, weird I know.  So I did!  And boy am I glad I did.  My Husband even LOVED it!  I am really glad that I didn't let the thoughts of soggy tortilla bother me to not make this.  They tortillas soften, but I wouldn't say they get soggy.  Mine stayed a little chewy which was nice.  This soup has VERY good flavor!  It is totally different than any soup I have made.  It has it's own unique flavors, that are awesome!  I love how simple this recipe is, and by the looks of it, people would think you slaved in the kitchen all day! I will definitely make this again, and share with my whole family. 

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I don't have a final picture of this soup :( I actually made this a while ago, and searched for the recipe forever, come to find out it was in my drafts waiting to be published on here! I'm publishing it now, so I never lose this recipe again!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superbowl XLVI

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???  Today is the day!  Many people are so excited for the big game today, the commercials, half time, and the FOOD right?!  I really don't have a team I will be rooting on...yet.  I will be watching the game for the most part, but only in between my trips to get more food. :) definitely my favorite part about the Superbowl. :) Go figure.  I hope you have all planned on making delicious food today, or at least eating it. :)  I am headed up to watch the game with my family, and I am taking all the fixings for a Nacho Bar!  Yum! So easy too!  Here is what I am serving:

Tortilla Chips-not homemade(making it easy here, remember)
Ground Beef with Taco Seasoning
Shredded Chicken with Taco Seasoning
Black Beans
Sliced fresh Jalapeno
Chopped Green Onion
Sliced Black Olives
Chopped Avocado(maybe quick Guacamole)
Sour Cream
Freshly Grated Medium Cheddar Cheese

Doesn't that sound delicious and EASY!  It will be a self-serve Nacho Bar, with plenty for multiple(if desired) trips back to get more.  I hope you all fill your tummies with good snack food today! I hope you enjoy the game with friends and family, and be safe! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Potato Crisps(NO Fat!)

Hello all! I had another little computer issue, but nothing bad, I'm just not a computer whiz and couldn't figure it out for the life of me.   I'm back though, and ready to share some more delicious recipes!

We all like potato chips now and then right??  Some like them more often then others, but what if we could make them at home, fairly quickly, and without the FAT?! Alright I know you are listening now. 

I had a craving for potato chips the other day, but knew if I went to the store and bought a bag, it would mean bad news.  I'd most likely eat more than the serving a lot, so I decided to make my own at home!  With these not having any fat added to them and potatoes are VERY low in fat(if any at all) anyways, makes these potato crisps FAT FREE!  Can't get any better than that, can it?  My Dad is a lover of potato chips, and kettle cooked potato chips, he was a little leery about trying these, and seeing if they compare, let me just say he asked me for a BIG bag of them! These are THAT good, and if you cook them long enough they resemble Kettle Cooked potato chips almost to the T, but without all the fat!  Try these!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Favorite Breakfast Sausage Links

This post does not contain a recipe, but I wanted to share a food that my husband and I really enjoy.  These Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Links are amazing.  They are lower in fat then most packaged sausage links you find at the grocery store, and they taste awesome. 
Turkey Sausage Links

They are packed with so much flavor it is hard for me to eat the serving size(3) which means even less fat I consume!  I usually eat 2, and get enough sausage flavor that it satisfies me, and that's all I need right?  My husband really enjoys these also, and you can't tell that they are lower in fat, I swear.  I usually buy a big box of these bad boys from Costco, and they last us a LONG time!  They come in individual packages of 6 which is really nice.  If you are looking for a breakfast sausage that is a little more on the healthy side, I really suggest these!  You can buy a small box at most grocery stores to try them out, but I bet you love them like we do!! If you try them, let me know what you think, and if there are others out there that enjoy these like we do, let me know, and we can chat about their tasty goodness. :)

By the way this post was not sponsored in any way.  This is totally my opinion, and Jimmy Dean did not contact me in anyway to support their sausage links.  What can I say? I just love these :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Mmmm...garlic cheese biscuits-that's all I need to say right?!  How about I add that these biscuits taste darn close to the delicious melt in your mouth biscuits you get at Red Lobster...nuff said now.  Who doesn't go to Red Lobster just for the biscuits??? They have some pretty good other food too, but man oh man they are good, and these are so close it's not even funny.  Now I can stay home, whip these up, sit on the couch and have my biscuits for dinner...ha just kidding, but that's what I want to do.  These are unbelievably simple too!  I shared(surprisingly:)) these with my family, and they all LOVED them!  Huge hit.  I bet these would even be great at a Super Bowl party!  These definitely don't fall on the healthy side, but it's alright once in awhile, so go ahead, whip these out, and thank me later. :)

By the way, if you have leftovers, store them in a Ziploc bag, or container-throw them back in the oven before serving, and they will crisp back up on the outside, and be amazing.
Say it with me "OH MY GOODNESS!"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter Garden Polenta

This blog is really helping me try new foods and recipes, I'm thankful for that, and thankful for all you won
derful readers out there!  I have never made Polenta, nor eaten it.  I wish I would have tried this gem earlier, because I really do like it.  I love the texture.  I wasn't sure how it would taste or if it would turn into a pile of mush which it sort of is, but definitely has a texture to it.  I want to try more recipes with it for sure.  When I first made this recipe I thought it was a "girl food" as in something men wouldn't want-thinking that way because it doesn't have any meat in it.  Men I know like meat.  Surprising enough my husband really enjoyed this meal!  I'm lucky that he will try(and most of the time like) anything I make. Thank goodness.  This is SO easy to prepare, and most of the work is done in the Crock Pot! Score!  It takes very little time, and has great flavor, give this a try!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Naked Chicken Burrito(mock Qdoba's)

I'm finally back in business! Just got my computer back today, and I hope I never get a virus again. Ugh, what a pain.  I am happy to be blogging again that's for sure!
The day is finally here to share my homemade mock Naked Chicken Burrito that I LOVE from Qdoba Mexican Grill!  My husband and I love this Naked Burrito which obviously means everything that Qdoba packs into a burrito but without the tortilla.  This is the closest I have come to their recipe, and it is so darn close it's not even funny.  I now will stick with this recipe every time, because you can't tell much of a difference.  I'm proud of myself. ;) If you have ever been to either Qdoba or Chipotle's and have fallen in love with their burritos, be sure to try this recipe at home.  It does take a little bit of time because of the few different recipes that go with it, but it is worth it, and I ate a naked burrito here at home for over a week.  I didn't get tired of it either, and I am ready to make it again.  Let me know if you try this, or any of the recipes, and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Poor Computer

I'm sad to say that my 100th post will not be a tasty recipe... I'm writing this from my cell phone because last night I tried to finish up my blog post for today when all of a sudden my internet screens were gone and a pop up showed up and said my computer had a virus that was attacking everything, and I pretty much need to get out my credit card and buy this "Win 7 Internet Security 2012" to protect my computer and my information. Ha, right. Whatever worthless individual that created that virus did a good job because it looks legitimate for the most part. Sorry to use that sort of language but when someone is trying to steal anything and everything they can from me it just doesn't go over too well. Not to mention me having to take my computer in and have it fixed which will cost me money, and this really boring post for you all to read when I was so excited about it being my 100th post. :( Anyways I don't want to ramble on but thought I would let you know I won't be posting for a few days until I get my poor computer back. I also wanted to let you know what that virus is called but the name will be different depending on what window program you have as in mine is Windows 7. If you have windows vista for example it will have that in the name. Be careful out there in the internet world because this is becoming a big problem as the computer fix-it man said. I'll be back shortly and be back in business. :)
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