Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
I've fallen a bit behind! I am going to try to catch up these next couple of weeks. Because I'm behind I am only picking one recipe this week :)
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, pg. 146
I have a friend that raves about this soup, so it's time for me to see if it's as good as she says ;)
Vegetable barley soup- I really liked this! The whole family liked it too. It made a ton, but it reheated really well. I used quinoa and like someone else said, If I make it again I probably won't add as much, it seem like the quinoa was dominating the soup.
Whole grain crescent rolls- These were pretty good but not my favorite. My little boys wouldn't even eat them because there was so much stuff on top and that weirded them out. They also took a really long time to make and sometimes if something takes too long I get turned off by it. I could also taste the flax pretty strong. I will probably add less if I ever make them again.
Weeknight chili- Yummy! And super easy. I followed the recipe perfectly and it turned out delicious! I'm going to make it this Friday for our wards trunk or treat and chili cook off.
Lemon cake- This cake turned out really delicious and I am not even a super lemony person. Everybody liked it the only problem was my cake wasn't perfectly level so when I poured the glaze on top a lot of it gathered in the middle, making the middle extra moist, borderline soggy! It tasted delicious with cream on top though!
Thai coconut soup- I loved everything about this soup! The entire family ate all of it! I used leftover rotisserie chicken and the whole thing came together very quickly. I will make the soup again, probably a lot!
Hopefully I don't get so far behind again. These recipes are all so yummy!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I made this when I was at Nika’s house taking care of the grandkids while she and her hubs were gallivanting around Italy of all places! (I actually had a really fun time). Anyway, it was quick to throw together and I cooked it in the crockpot so that made it really easy. I thought it was really good and all of the kids ate it so it was a success. I didn’t have beef broth so I substituted chicken broth. The chili had a mild flavor so if I made it again I might add a little of Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper. Served it with cornbread and applesauce.
Mini tostada salads: I was planning to make this whole recipe on day but Sean was going to be working late so instead of making the cute little tortilla bowls I just threw it all together into a salad bowl for myself. I knew the kids wouldn't appreciate it:) Anyway the dressing was SO GOOD! I really liked it. I halved the oil to make it a little healthier and it worked great. I have used it several more times on various salads.
Monster Munch: Sweet and Crunchy Autumn Snack Mix: I had made a similar popcorn mix a few weeks ago to take to the ladies I visit teach but instead of the mix ins I just used m&ms. It was delicious so Summer and I decided to try it again and take some to her teacher and student teacher at school. The kids helped me make it one night and it was super quick and easy to make. The candy corn, peanuts and Reese's pieces were a fun addition!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
What was great about this chili is that it was SO fast to make. I made the recipe just as it says, except I added an extra can of beans because one can just didn't sound like a lot. We ate the chili with some fritos and/or rolls, and a side of fruit. I thought the recipe was good. But I have another chili recipe that I've been using that we really like and I would probably keep using that one. It has a bit more kick/flavor to it.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Mini tostada Salads pg. 18
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa pg. 73
Monster Munch: Sweet and Crunchy Autumn Snack Mix pg. 176
Friday, October 4, 2013
I cooked my chicken in the crock pot earlier in the day, so it was really tender and moist. After reading Jackie's review I added all of the liquid the recipe called for. Even so, the noodles really sucked up a lot and there wasn't a lot of extra broth. I also used the cilantro from the tube and thought it tasted fine. My kids ate it great, so it was definitely a successful recipe. And the soup came together so quickly. Seriously, one of the fastest dinners I've made. You could easily add some vegetables to it, but my kids probably ate it because there weren't any in there :) In one of the little side notes it suggested using rice instead of noodles. I love noodles, and thought they were fun, but I think it would be yummy with the rice too.
Here were my awesome helpers :)
I made the soup with quinoa and I wish that I had done half that amount...I also put in potatoes instead of onions, and omitted the dry onion soup mix (my allergies). The flavor was delicious and I will definitely be making this again.