Monday, November 5, 2012

A Month of Meals {Recipes-Week 2}

Sadly Baby Love has caught my stomach bug and poor daddy seems to be heading down the same road. Little is napping right now so I thought I would take a few moments to put together week 2's recipes.

{Loaded Baked Potato Soup}
source Ingredients
1 bag Ore Ida hash browns
2 cans 9or 2 cups) low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 package of reduced fat country gravy

1. Add chicken broth and water to large pot on high
2. When broth and water begins to boil add hash browns.
3. Mix gravy with a little bit of water before adding to pot to prevent lumps.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
5. I like to mash mine a bit with a potato masher, but  it is yummy either way.

{BBQ Chicken}

4-6 boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
1 (18 oz) bottle Barbecue Sauce ( I used 'Sweet Baby Ray's')
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup Brown Sugar

 Place chicken breasts in the bottom of crock pot. In a medium bowl mix together barbecue sauce, vinegar, garlic powder and red pepper. Stir sauce and then pour over chicken. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Close with lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours. (The last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the lid from crock pot and let water evaporate to thicken sauce) Serve!

{Chicken Noodle Soup}

4 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups medium egg noodles
2 cups chopped chicken/turkey

In a 3-quart saucepan combine broth, onion, carrot, celery, basil, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in uncooked noodles. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm and vegetables are just tender. Discard bay leaf. Stir in chicken; heat through. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Makes 4 main-dish servings.


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