Sunday, October 30, 2011

Green Chile Chicken Soup

My husband had this from a salad bar a while ago and loved it.  So I had to come up with my own version.  Hope you enjoy it :)

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups chicken - cooked and cubed
1/2 cup chopped green Chile peppers
salt and pepper to taste
pinch garlic powder

Melt butter, add flour.  Mix to make a rue.  Add milk and chicken broth whisking while adding broth so that you don't get lumps.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.  Add chicken, green Chile's, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Stir well, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

You can add more Chile's if you would like.  You can also add more milk to thin in out more if you don't like it too thick.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ham and Egg Skillet

I love breakfast.  I can have anything breakfast, anytime of the day.  Cold cereal at midnight....the BEST!  I came up with this recipe while wanting to come up with something I could eat for breakfast and also wanting to use up a few things in my fridge.  Very yummy to serve with toast and a glass of orange juice

4 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon plus 3/4 teaspoon butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1 1/4 cup cooked and cubed ham
3-4 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, saute potatoes in butter until tender and golden brown.  Add onion and green pepper, saute until crisp tender.  Add ham, eggs, cheese, salt and pepper.  Cook until eggs are completely set, stirring occasionally. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies

One of my favorites.  I love pumpkin.  It is getting to the point where I am going to start doubling this batch, me kids eat them all! A lot of times before I can even get them off the pan to the cooling racks

1 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shopped nuts (optional)
1 1/2 cup pumpkin
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Add pumpkin.  Stir in flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Add in raisins, nuts and/or chocolate chips.  Drop onto greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes.  Watch them as they burn quickly

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hello by blog reading monsters :)

I have been working on lots of fun stuff this last week. It has been kind of a crazy week but I do promise that I will get things updated this week.  Here is what you can look forward to:

Chicken and dumplings
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Breakfast Scramble

See you later this week!