Tag Archives: squash

Meatless Casserole loved by ALL

Posted on 28. May, 2013 in Food

This dish took 1st prize at the family BBQ! Everyone seemed to love it, and it is so easy and inexpensive to make. This would be a perfect dish for a BBQ at home (it would be hard to keep it at a safe temperature if you didn’t have an oven) or for a light lunch or dinner. (more…)

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.

Favorite Rainy/Snowy Day Comfort Foods

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Here are some of my favorite recipes when the “weather outside is frightful”. They all have the same “theme” Mexican soup! Oh well, enjoy!!

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Baked Ziti with Summer (Colorful) Vegetables

Posted on 24. Jul, 2011 in Food

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Weekly Tips for Jan. 17, 2011

Posted on 17. Jan, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s mid-Jan. Time to evaluate how your New Year’s resolution are going. Are you sticking with it? Are you struggling? If so try a little self exploration. Look at the inner & outer circumstances that are causing your resolve to ebb. Then evaluate what changes you can make in your life so you’re better geared to be constructive instead of destructive.

Getting back on track and motivated: Ask a buddy to go with you, keep a journal of your intake and exercise. Cut out one “non-healthy” item from your diet.  Cut down on “non-healthy” items such as chips, dips, ice cream, desserts, processed foods, sodium laden foods. You get the idea. Post your thoughts here so myself & others might be helpful.   Now on to the weekly tips.

GREEN: Save Money and Fuel! What could be better?  (more…)