Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tortilla Soup

This recipe is easy, easy, easy. Kudos to Bryan's mom for finding something so simple and delicious! You don't even use the stove top-- everything is done in the microwave! Well, I suppose you need to have cookedchicken so you might have to bake that or you can just use leftovers from a rotisserie! Bryan loves this and said, when I made it the other night, "I want to keep eating this forever!" I must say it is pretty delicious, especially with toppings. So first, get your chicken cooked and shredded or diced, your preference. I like mine shredded best. See below for full recipe.

I didn't take a picture of all the ingredients with the chicken but you can see that above. Other than that, here's what you'll need:
Mince your garlic and chop your onion and put them in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add the diced/shredded chicken, chicken broth, chili powder and tomato sauce and stir it all up together.

Microwave this for 10 minutes or until boiling.

Pile on the toppings and enjoy! Did I mention this was easy?

1 small onion
1 clove garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. chili powder
15 oz. can tomato sauce
2 cups cooked, diced or shredded chicken

Optional Toppings:
grated cheese (I used Mexican mix)*
sour cream*
crushed tortilla chips*
sliced black olives
green onions
  1. Chop onion and mic garlic. Place them in a large bowl and microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, chili powder and chicken and microwave for 10 minutes or until boiling.
  3. Use any of the above toppings, those marked with a * are recommended.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cheesy Potatoes

Okay. Christmas came and threw me off my schedule and so I've had the pictures for this recipe sitting here on the computer for about a month... woops. I love these cheesy potatoes! My mom makes them for all our big holiday dinners: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. So good and so easy! See below for full recipe. Here's what you'll need:

Okay, first you need to melt your butter and then chop your green onions.

Then mix melted butter, soup, sour cream, cheese and green onions together.

Add the frozen hash browns to the cheesy mixture.
Place in a 9 x 13 pan. You will also need to process/smash your cornflake crumbs if you are using it from the cereal instead of buying the crumbs pre-processed. I have done it both ways. To smash, you can put the cornflakes in a big Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them to crumbs. I much prefer the food processor.
Pour the cornflake crumbs over the cheesy potatoes and then pour the 2 Tbsp. of melted butter over them.

Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. This is so cheesy and delicious!


32 oz. bag of frozen shredded hash browns
1/2 C. melted butter
2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
1 pt. sour cream
1 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 C. green onions, chopped
1 C. cornflake crumbs
2 Tbsp. melted butter

1. Mix 1/2 C. melted butter, soup, sour cream, cheese and green onions together.
2. Mix frozen potatoes in with this mixture.
3. Pour in to a 9 x 13".
4. Sprinkle cornflakes over top and then pour 2 Tbsp. butter over top of cornflakes.
5. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
6. Devour.