Tuesday, March 30, 2010

So good!

I know everyone must already cook from the Pioneer Women website but if you haven't had a chance to make this, PLEASE TRY IT! The link is:

Enjoy : )

Monday, March 29, 2010

Homemade Tortilla chips

I was a little hesitant to try this, but I had some extra tortilla's lying around and give it a try.

We loved them!

*take fresh corn tortilla and cut them into wedges.
*drizzle olive oil on cookie sheet then place tortilla's on cookies sheet. drizzle a little more olive oil and salt on top or tortilla's.
*cook 350 for 15-17 mins or until the are as crispy as you want.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Asian Chicken Salad


lettuce- I prefer spring mix & spinach
1 (8 ounce) package chow mein noodles
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
4 green onions, chopped
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 cucumber, peeled and diced


2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar

I made this for dinner on Sunday and I loved it SO MUCH, that I made it again on Monday! The hubby didn't even mind because he loved it too! :)

Playgroup Granola Bars


2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

Makes 24 bars

NutRitIoN InFo:
161 calories
5.5 g fat
9 mg cholesterol

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

Ok so I have a little idea for everyone who posts on this blog. I have the hardest time coming up with ideas for meals and I have a very few that I have memorized. So I think we should all try to post one recipe that we frequently make that we already have memorized. Probably just the first recipe that comes to your mind. It is probably one of your favorites or easy to make or you have it regularly but I think if I could get everyone's ideas, it might help me! So here goes...

Chicken Enchiladas

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup of sour cream (I use fat free and can't tell the difference)
1 small can diced green chili's, drained
2 chicken breasts boiled and cut up or shredded
cheese (whichever you prefer, we use cheddar or colby jack)
6-8 flour tortillas
salsa (optional)

Boil chicken breasts and cup up or shred.
Mix cream of chicken soup with sour cream, diced chili's, and a dollop (aka Tbsp or 2) of salsa (completely optional with the salsa, sometimes I do this and sometimes I don't, just depends on my mood).
Spread a thin layer of the sauce mix on bottom of 9 x 13 pan.
On each tortilla spread a line of sauce mix down the tortilla. Spread a line of chicken on top of the sauce and sprinkle shredded cheese on top of that. Fold tortillas in at end and roll into enchilada wrap. Place in pan and spread remaining sauce mix over the top of tortillas. Sprinkle a layer on cheese on top of that and cover with foil.

Bake in oven at 350 for about 45 min to and hour. I take off the foil the last 5 minutes to brown the top a little. Enjoy!