Jun 13, 2010

Chicken & Hominy Soup (by accident!)

This was a TOTAL oops recipe, but has turned into a new family favorite! I started making my chicken tortilla soup the other night but halfway through I realized I had no black beans or chicken breasts!! So I tweaked it a bit and came up with this. I was shopping the other day and hominy was on sale so I grabbed 2 cans. I have never fed my family hominy before so I wasn't sure if they'd like t or not. Well... they LOVED it! Not too shabby for an oops!

4 c. (2 cans) chicken broth
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
*Combine ingredients and bring to a boil*

2 cans hominy (rinsed & drained)
1 can corn
2 cans of canned chicken (12oz. ea.) *I buy mine at Costco* (Shred with forks)
1 /2 c. salsa
1 small yellow onion (diced small)
lime wedges (optional)
Sour cream (option)
Shredded Mexican blend cheese (optional)
avocado (optional)

1-Once you have brought the top 4 ingredients to a boil, turn it down to med. heat and add all the remaining ingredients.

2-Simmer until all ingredients are warmed through and onion is translucent/ tender.

3-Serve in bowls topped with sour cream and shredded Mexican blend cheese and warm cheese quesadillas. Throw on some avocado slices and give it a squirt of fresh lime juice!

*I have made this 3 times now and have tried a few different things in it. One of my new favorites is 1 can of stewed tomatoes. Just be sure you mush them up really well with your hand before you add them to the pot. Also avocado slices for the top is yummy!*

Pioneer Woman Apple Dumplings

First off  I must say how EASY these are. And did I mention DELISH?? Oh, even the picture makes my mouth water! These are my new favorite desert to make. One problem though... I need to learn to pace myself! I could eat them EVERYDAY!! Try em'!

2 whole Granny Smith Apples

2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
2 sticks Butter
1-½ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Cinnamon, To Taste
1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda

1-Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

2-Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

WARNING: Prepare this dish at your own risk. It is beyond imaginable.

Jun 12, 2010

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I started a new blog, come on over and check it out! Besides the fact that I LOOOOVE cooking, I also enjoy party planning, crafting, DIY projects and interior design. I started this blog to share my ideas, and the ideas of others with everyone in the blogging world. Hope you enjoy it and pass along the word! Become a follower today!! partiesdecorandmore.blogspot.com

*Note I just started the blog yesterday, so there aren't many posts yet. I'm just getting started, but it will give you and idea of what's to come!!* Thanks for stopping by :0)