Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Veggie Chedda Chowda:
1 celery stick
2 carrots sticks
1/2 medium onion
2 Tbs butter
1 (32oz) box chicken broth
1 frozen bag of California blend vegetables (broccoli,cauliflower, and carrots)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp vegeta (optional)
1/2 c. water
1 Tbs flour
2/3 c whole milk
2 c cheddar cheese
Melt butter on medium heat in a large pot (i used my sweet dutch oven!) saute diced celery,carrots,onion until tender. Chop the frozen carrots from the blend and also saute those at the same time. Add garlic and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.Next add chicken broth and potatoes and bring to a boil. This is where I added the vegeta. Boil until potatoes are tender. Mix flour and water together and add to the soup, this will help thicken the soup. Pour in milk and the chopped broccoli and cauliflower. Continue to boil until the broccoli and cauliflower are tender. To finish the soup add the cheddar cheese and melt. Yummy!
Adapted: Lulu the Baker
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Funfetti cupcakes topped with strawberry cool whip frosting with OREOs made to look like Minnie Mouse! (what a mouth full!) I’m calling them Skinny Minnie’s because the cake itself is only 2 ingredients and from what I have been told it is the weight watcher version of making a cake. Super easy cupcakes to make and they are so super cute! Did I also mention they are really moist!
Skinny Minnie Cupcakes:1 Box Funfetti Cake Mix
12 oz can of Diet 7up or Sprite Zero
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine these two ingredients until smooth. Place batter in cupcakes. I filled them 2/3 full. Place in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
Strawberry Cool Whip Frosting:1 (8oz) Cool Whip
1 (1.5oz) Strawberry Cream Instant Pudding
Allow the cool whip to thaw before adding the strawberry cream instant pudding packet. Stir the pudding (just the powder) into the cool whip until completely combined. Place the strawberry cool whip into a zip lock baggie and snip the bottom right hand corner to use it as an icing bag. Once completely frosted I added OREOs and OREO mini in the shape of a Minnie Mouse.
*Tip: Place the OREOs on before serving, if they are on the cupcake to long they become a bit soggy. Remember to place the unused cupcakes into the refrigerator for storage.
Adapted: Six Sisters Stuff
Thursday, October 25, 2012
O yes I did! I was so excited to make mac n cheese tonight, I had searched and searched through many recipes to try and find the perfect one. You see, my husband is from Tennessee and he loves a good ol’ down home cooking nice and cheesy mac n cheese. So I had settled on a recipe and set off to make the most wonderful mac n cheese. The kind where I imagined him drooling over my masterpiece and praising me. Bless his sweet heart, he did compliment me when it was finished, but I was so disappointed. In my book I chalked it up as a FAIL. No where near where I would write the recipe on here to share with my peeps. Even though it had butter, bacon, bacon fat, and LOADS of cheese, it still lacked in flavor! How is that even possible? I will make a fabulous mac n cheese one day, you wait and see!