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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Southwest Chicken Soup and Cornbread

If you read yesterday's post, I said I kept some leftover chicken from the rotisserie chicken that I got from the store to make soup.  And today is very wet, so it's awesome to put together!

Southwest Chicken Soup
About 2 cups of cooked chicken
2 cans of mixed beans
2 cans of diced tomatoes (use Rotel if you like it spicy)
1 onion, chopped
1 package of Ranch 
1 package of taco seasoning 
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of chicken broth
Dump it all into a big pot and let it simmer on low, stir when you can.

I also made 
Jiffy cornbread 
I make is just like the package with one egg and 1/3 cup of milk, but I also add a can of creamed corn
Bake it until it's brown. 

What would you add to the Southwest soup or cornbread?

Friday, June 17, 2011

What's for dinner

Our first full day back from all our coming and going was yesterday, but it took me today to finally sit down and make out this week's menu and go shopping.  Here is what we have on the menu:  For tonight, I got a Rotisserie chicken from the Deli Department at our store.  Aren't those the greatest?  When I arrived, I asked when the freshest would be ready, I was told 45 minutes.  It took me that long to shop, so I walked out with a hot one!  After I divide it between my family, I save a bunch in a bowl (you know, all the little pieces that you can pull off ) and save it for tomorrow. 

chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato and watermelon 

Southwest chicken soup with leftover chicken, can of corn corn, diced tomatoes, mixed beans, Ranch dressing packet, package of taco seasoning and whatever else sounds good at the time. 
Serve with a side salad and corn bread 

Go out to eat at a place that has great Sunday deals in town.  
Also, Father's Day, so it works!

BBQ pork in the crockpot made into sandwiches
served with baked beans and baked French fries
ice cream for dessert

Add grilled squash and mushrooms to the mix

Asian chicken fried rice

Pasta bake with side salad, green beans and crusty bread
more cobbler

Grilled pork chops
served with Suddenly Salad, broccoli and cheese, more bread from yesterday
strawberry shortcakes

What do you have planned to make this week?  Do you have any special plans for Father's Day?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A quick snack

We just got home from a long two weeks mostly away from home. I say mostly because when we were at home, I was either at a friend's baby shower or at the hospital with my mom (who was very, very sick, but is now home getting better there).  We came home to nothing in the pantry or frig that I wanted.  Then, I remembered something my friends make for our Bible study group: Homemade cinnamon tortillas.  Super easy to do too.

Here's what you need:
Tortillas (I cut up 3, but I think 1 or 2 would do just fine)
Pam or other spray oil that is butter flavored
Sugar or Splenda
Cut your tortillas in pieces 
Arrange on a cookie sheet and spray with your butter flavored oil
Generously sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar/Splenda
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until they look toasted. Warning, if you are really hungry for a snack like I was, the amazing scent is almost too much to bear.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on the chips! Kinda think of it, if you are trying to sell your home or are having people over and you want your home to smell good, bake some of these babies up. 
In the past, I've had these when they are cooled.  But they are really yummy warmed up and fresh from the oven.  These keep pretty well in an air tight container for later snacking.