Friday, August 27, 2010

Southwestern Taco Soup

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This is one of my favorite soups. I love it, and you just dump everything in a crock pot (except the onion and tomatoes that I mince in a food processor!) I ate two bowls, and I would have had it for lunch the next day, but Edwin beat me to it! :)

Crockpot Taco Soup

1 small onion; minced

1 can chili with beans

1 can black beans; drained

1 can creamed corn

1 can corn

1 can chicken broth

1 can diced tomatoes; minced

1 pkg (1.25 oz) taco seasoning

1 pound beef

Cook beef in a skillet; meanwhile, put all ingredients in the crockpot! Stir to combine, then add the beef. Stir in Taco seasoning, and cook about 4-6 hours on low. so easy; so good!

Serve with LOTS of tostitos chips crumbled in soup and cheese!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stuffed Shells with Sausage

Im not sure if I"ve posted this before. It's really easy and simple to make, and always a hit with the kids. Keira requested it this week! I just finished eating some for lunch!

Stuffed Shells with Sausage

1 pkg jumbo pasta shells

1 jr. spaghetti sauce

1 bag frozen cooked Italian meatballs; thawed (found near the frozen "snacks"; pizza rolls, bagel bites, etc)

1 cup mozzarella cheese

1 cup parm cheese

Cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse with cold water, so its not too hot to stuff! Place a little bit of sauce in a greased baking pan. Place a meatball in each shell, and transfer to baking dish; open end down. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with both cheeses. Cover and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes more; until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Italian Chicken Parm

Here I am again. I cook when I can, and I dont nearly post as often as I would like. I had a friend email me, and she said she reads my blog (but doesnt comment; gasp!), so I thought I would continue posting for all you stalkers that dont comment!

Here's a super easy and fast recipe. We had it last night, and everyone likes it; I think.

What you'll need:

Chicken breasts

Spaghetti sauce

Italian bread crumbs

Parmesan cheese

Garlic Salt


What to do:

Sprinkle both sides of your chicken breasts with garlic salt, oregano, and then dip in italian bread crumbs. Place in casserole pan and cover with Pasta Sauce. Cover pan with foil and bake on 400 for about 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and cook another 10-15 minutes without foil. Serve over buttered spaghetti. * Once I cut up and plate the chicken, I spoon more sauce and cheese over it (because I like it saucy!)

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