Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Amazing Recipes!

Here are some amazing recipes that I tried out tonight. I was a little nervous to try 2 new recipes with company, but they did not fail me one bit!

The first one was " Slow- Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup" it was so easy! The soup definitely had a kick, but you can make it as spicy or as mild as you want using the enchilada sauce. (I bought the HOT) - By the way this recipe is from allrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 7 corn tortillas
  • vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.
The second recipe that I tried tonight was "Annies Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips"
Yummmm!!! - The salsa was so much better then I thought it was going to be. The preserve I used was strawberry. If you are looking for something to take to a Super Bowl Party, look no further!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 cups cinnamon sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.
Tomorrow morning I'm making "Apple Raisin French Toast Strata", I'll let you know how it turns out!

3 comments:

Ashley said...
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3 boys & a girlie said...

Hey there! Seems like you're really into the cookin' these days. Me too. Finally found a great home made bread recipe for my bread machine. How's everything going? April's not that far away. Our family is planning a trip to the States after visiting Paris in May. I hope we get to see that precious baby. :o)

Jenn=) said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! By the way I LOVE your baby room I so wanted black and white but couldnt find anything in my budget SO we went with the over done brown and pink... oh well its still cute:)