I have been looking for a good sweet and sour recipe. I posted one earlier that was pretty good, but it didn't have the breading. My hubby wanted to have the breaded kind. Then I found this and I have made it several times. It's a hit! This is definitely a regular now. I have also been looking for a good friend rice recipe and lucky for me, the blog Life in a Lofthouse, had both the fried rice and sweet and sour chicken. Score!!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Once the cold weather sets in, my favorite thing to do is make soups! Which bugs my hubby because he isn't a soup person (he is a meat and potatoes type person) But oh well, every once in awhile I have to cook a meal that is for ME and not everyone else and they just have to deal with it. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit! =) I love broccoli and cheese soup but the canned stuff has way too much salt for me. So when I found a recipe that didn't have any canned stuff I had to try. I think this is a keeper!
3 tbsp. oil
1/3 of a yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp. flour
2 1/2 c. chicken stock or broth
3/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. broccoli florets
2 c. white cheddar cheese, shredded, plus extra for garnish (you can sub yellow cheddar if you want)
1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
seasonings to taste (I used some roasted garlic and herb seasonings)
In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add onions and saute. Add garlic and salt and pepper. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add flour to pan and stir until the moisture is soaked up, and cook for 1 minute.
Add stock a little at a time, mixing to incorporate all ingredients and work out any lumps. Add milk. Bring mixture to a simmer and add broccoli. Simmer over medium heat until soup has thickened slightly, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and break up chunks by putting some in a blender or food processor. Do as much or as little as you want, depending on how chunky you like it. Return soup to heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. The stir in cheese. Stir until all the cheese is melted and thickened. Ladle into bread bowls and garnish with extra cheese if desired.
Monday, February 10, 2014
This Sunday I was home from church with a sick little baby girl so I had some extra quiet time while everyone else was away. So I decided to make a treat....okay....so it's not any different from when I have a houseful...I still make treats. But I guess I just got a little bored since the baby was sleeping. I wanted something simple, and something that I had all the ingredients on hand since it was Sunday. So I figured this would be good. And kid-friendly =)
Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
(Recipe from Chef in Training)