Thursday, January 31, 2008

White bean chicken chili

This is one of the best chili recipes I have ever had. Super easy to make! Got this from my good friend Rhinda Crockett. She is actually Neils cousin (her grandpa Elmer and Neils grandpa Wayne are brothers) Gotta love this on a chilly day!

3 cans white navy beans or great northern beans
1/2 large onion
1 cube butter
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups milk
2 tsp. tobassco
4 oz. diced green chili
3/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 1/2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
1 1/2-2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

In 2T. butter sautee onions. In large saucepan add butter and flour. Mix and add broth and milk. Bring to boil. Turn down heat add other ingredients. Heat through and serve.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tomato Hamburger Casserole

This is a great casserole when you are low on time and don't have anything fresh in the fridge. I almost always have all these ingredients in the pantry/freezer. It doesn't sound like the most amazing recipe, but the kids love it and don't even realize I am throwing in extra veggies for them.

1 lb ground beef
1 can corn-drained
1 onion cut fine
2 cans tomato sauce (8oz)
tomato juice
1/2 lb. egg noodles cooked and drained
cheddar chesse-shredded

Brown onion add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add can corn and tomato sauce. Combine with egg noodles in casserole dish. Add enough tomato juice until you have a soupy consistency (some will cook off) Top with cheese. Bake 45 min 350*

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Poppyseed Chicken (also known as Ritzy Chicken)

This chicken casserole is one of my sister's favorites! She omits the poppyseeds.

1 cube butter melted
1 1/2 tsp. poppyseeds
1 stack ritz crackers
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
4-6 boiled chicken breasts (cubed)

Put chicken in casserole dish. Heat soup and sour cream until mixed. Pour over chicken. Mash ritz in zip lock bag. Mix butter and poppyseeds with crackers. Sprinkle over top of chicken. Bake 350* for 30 minutes.

Never met a kid that didn't love this recipe.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Why life is a cupcake

so here is the inspiration behind Life is Like A Cupcake. Found these great boxes at Michael's for $4. They are normally $13 or more. I think I talked about them on my other blog...but I absolutely love them. They inspire me to make beautiful cupcakes. Anyone have any great recipes?

BBQ Chicken

Although my first post should be some yummy cupcake recipe, I couldn't resist posting one of my favorite chicken recipes. I got it from a girl in my dorm at college,Jennie Lund, and still make it all the time. It is cheap, easy, fast and yummy! Enjoy!

3 Lb chicken (I use drum sticks)
1 T. Lemon juice
2 T. Vinegar
2 T. Butter
2 T. Worchetshire sauce (spelling?)
4 T. water
3 T. brown sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. mustard
1 t. chili powder
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. cayenne

Place all in a crock pot, cook for 4-6 hours. Chicken will be falling off the bone and delicious!