Archive | June, 2010

Ranch Style Chicken Chili

Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 in Food

RANCH STYLE CHICKEN CHILI from Rachel Ray

Ingredients

• 4 poblano peppers

• 2 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• 2 pounds ground chicken

• Salt and pepper

• 1 large onion, finely chopped

• 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons cumin, a couple of palmfuls

• 1 tablespoon coriander, a palmful

• 2 cups chicken stock

• 1/4 cup dill, chopped

• 1/4 cup chives or scallions, finely chopped

• 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped

• Hot sauce, to taste

• 1 cup sour cream

• Fancy tortilla chips, for dipping

Preparation

Char peppers over a gas flame or under the broiler with oven door cracked for steam to escape. Place charred peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam. Let cool then peel, seed and finely chop.

Heat 2 tablespoons EVOO in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and brown and crumble the meat. Add onions and garlic to the pot and cook 5 minutes to soften. Season with cumin and coriander, and stir in chopped peppers. Add stock and herbs, and simmer 5 minutes. Season with hot sauce to taste.

Turn off heat and stir in sour cream to combine. Serve with chips alongside for dipping.

Weekly Tips for June 14, 2010

Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-This is from RockIt Mom’s own personal observations!  We hosted parties over the weekend and of course in preparation for these parties, we hit the large club warehouse store.  In a hurry, purchases were made for pure convenience (fruit platters, vegetable trays and other snacks).  On the day of the first party, while putting out all the food, it was ridiculous how most of the food in the “party trays” were rotten, overly ripe or just plain bad. (more…)

Weekend Fun for Families June 10, 2010

Posted on 10. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

The weekend is starting early around here because there is so much great stuff and events to go to.  Check them out.

Baby’s Night Out,  June 10th 7:30pm at UltraStar La Costa and Mission Valley.  Just like Parent Movie Morning, but at night! Tonight’s film is Sex and the City 2.   http://www.ultrastarmovies.com/kidtoons.asp (more…)

Lime-Crab Soup for the Summertime

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 in Food

LIME –CRAB Soup

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

• 4 limes, zested and juiced

• 3 cup fresh corn (cut from about 6 cobs)

• 1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded, plus 1 tbsp adobo sauce

• 4 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth

• 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

• 1/2 pound cooked crabmeat

• 1 avocado, pitted and diced

• 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro

• 1/2 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds

PREPARATION

1. Reserve 1 tbsp lime juice. Blend remaining lime juice, zest, corn kernels, chile, adobo sauce, broth and 1/4 tsp salt in a blender until smooth. Divide soup among 4 bowls.

2. Toss crabmeat, avocado, cilantro, cumin seeds, reserved lime juice and remaining 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl. Sprinkle soup with crab mixture and serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

THE SKINNY

444 calories per serving 10.6 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 77.6 g carbs, 13.9 g fiber, 23.7 g protein

Weekly Tips for June 7, 2010

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-Great Greenery tips for backyard fun. 

A. Say Bye-Bye to Mosquitoes. “We love to eat outside in the summertime, but nothing makes guests run for cover faster than a swarm of (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend of June 5, 2010 & Upcoming Summer Events

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Lots to do this weekend!  Fun for the whole family and enjoy the outdoors.

Sat., June 5, 2010 2 pm – 8 pm. San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ at Walnut Grove Park. Admission for adults/children.

Sat., June 5, 2010 9am – 12 pm. National Trails Day at Carlsbad Oaks N. Business Park.  celebrate the value of trails in the Carlsbad community through this national event organized by the American Hiking Association.

Sat., June 5, 2010, 8:30 am to 12 pm. Free Family Hike Sunset Park in San Marcos, CA.  Meet at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. This easy, 4-mile hike will visit the new 19-acre Sunset Park and explore the trails in the west portion of the city. Walking shoes recommended; bring water and trail snacks.

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, World Ocean’s Day with Hornblower Cruises. Free facepainting and storytime of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Seuss. 

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free Screening of  TOY STORY 2 at Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park.

Sun. June 6, 2010, 2nd Annual Encinitas Enviroment Day in conjunction with Encinitas Enviroment Day Fair.  Free to all!  Bike Parade starts at 9am, fair begins at 10 am at Cottonwood Creek Park on Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. on the west side of 5 frwy.

As always, check your local paper section or in San Diego, www.insidesandiego.com.  Have a great weekend.  The Summer Checklist of Activities to do with your kids is being worked on!  Should have it by the end of next week.