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Creamless Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Crock Pot

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food

This is more of a slam bam recipe than accuracy. Just kind go with it.

 Ingredients:

3 skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts (fresh, not frozen or cooked)

2 cups of frozen broccoli (Next time I would up this to 3 cups for more broccoli taste)

4 cups of low sodium chicken broth

2 cups of partially cooked butternut squash cubes

4-6 oz of cheese curds

2 cups of grated low fat Mexican cheese

2 tablespoons of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons of corn starch

Here is how I threw it together/Directions:

Spray bottom of crock pot with nonfat cooking spray.

Place chicken in bottom of crock pot.

Pour in broccoli.

Cover with chicken broth.

Stir in 1/2 of cheese curds, garlic and salt and pepper for taste.

Place crock pot on HIGH for 2 hours.

Keep stirring about every hour.

After 1 hour add cup of grated cheese and rest of curds.

At 4 hour mark, take out chicken and shred with fork.

Reduce heat on crock pot to LOW.

While chicken is out, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch. Once mixed with no lumps, slowly pour into soup while mixing with beaters on low. This will cause soup to thicken.

Add chicken back to soup and add one more cup of cheese.

Mix all together and let sit on for 1 more hour on LOW.

The consistency reminds of me chicken verde but more orange than green.

After total of approximately 4.5 hours, serve and enjoy.

Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 in Food

Cook Time: 15 minutes & Chill: 4 hours

Ingredients

1 9-inch frozen pie crust, thawed

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks

Preparation

1. Place a baking sheet in oven and preheat to 400ºF. Bake pie crust until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Place crust on a wire rack to cool completely.

2. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1 Tbsp. cold water and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, pumpkin-pie spice and vanilla until well blended. Place 2 inches water in a double boiler and bring to a simmer. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in top of double boiler and heat, whisking, until mixture registers 160ºF on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from heat and continue to whisk until cool and increased in volume, about 5 minutes. Heat gelatin mixture at 5-second intervals in microwave until dissolved, stirring between intervals. Let cool slightly, then whisk into egg yolk mixture.

3. Fold pumpkin mixture into yolk mixture. Fold in whipped cream. Scrape filling into cooled pie crust and spread evenly. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.

Nutritional Information

Calories:265

Fat:18g (sat 9g)

Protein:3g

Carbohydrate:24g

Fiber:1g

Cholesterol:119mg

Sodium:119mg