Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A few things to say

I'm still looking for recipes from my readers! I'm looking forward to doing a week of readers' recipes, but I'll need a couple more to make that happen. So please, friends and fellow home cooks, share one of your family favorites. You'll be doing us all a favor!


Did you notice my food storage series last week? Feel free to look through, and then comment to share your wisdom with those (like me!) who need a little help.


3 Little Chicks said...

Jennifer's "I Want Seconds" Italian Sausage Soup

1 pound ground Bulk sweet Italian sausage
1 yellow onion, chopped
10 oz. bag of shredded carrot
3 (14oz) cans of beef or chicken broth. (I used the lower sodium kind)
2 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic. (I used the no salt added kind)
1 (16oz) can red kidney beans-drained
1 (16oz) can of great northern beans- drained
6 oz (1/2 a box) Bowtie pasta

In a large pot, cook the sausage, onion and carrots together until sausage is browned and crumbles. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to med/low and simmer for 20 min. Add the pasta: simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir and serve immediately.

It is super easy!! Enjoy,


Mark and Amber said...

Since I'm in the mood for some summer veggies, here is a favorite Olive Garden knock off recipe (not even close to my own!):

I just ad lots and lots of parmesian cheese right before serving.. Have a salad and some garlic bread and..YUM!
Thanks for keeping us all fed! : )

Trimble said...

Two of my family's favorites are

Trevor, BreAnne, and Nathan said...

Hey Rachelley! I have been exploring your blog and I think it's fabulous! You are so cute and organized and I love how you write out everything from the prices to the items you stock up on each week...I need to learn your ways :)

I have been trying to get some new recipes into my rotation and I have some blogs you might enjoy looking at. One is from Alyssa...from freshman year. It's

and then another is a friend of a friend ...

They have soo many yummy looking recipes. Here's a good one that we have tried lately. It's White Chicken chili. Not really a summer meal, but hey when you're in California and it's warm most of the time, you have to throw in a good soup or chili whenever :)

2 cans canellini beans (white kidney beans)
1 can black beans
about 1/3 cup chopped onions (or more if you like onions)
about a clove of minced garlic
about 2-3 large chicken breasts
about 2 cans chicken broth
a can or two of green chiles, diced
about 1 tsp of cumin
sometimes I add a dash or two of paprika or some chili powder or both (go by the smell of them together)
about 1 1/2 cups cream
around 2 tbsp cornstarch (mix with some of the cold cream)
salt and pepper to tastiness
a sage leaf
Sour Cream

Saute the onions and garlic and add the chicken with S&P and cook. Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces. Add the chicken broth and and the rinsed beans, and the sage leaf, cumin, salt and pepper, sometimes i throw in a little paprika, the can of green chiles. simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the cream. Add the cornstarch and cream mix and bring to a boil, then let simmer until you are ready to eat it.
Put some fritos in a bowl and ladel some chicken chili over it. Dollop on some sour cream and if you like any green adornments (like cilantro or parsely) you can add that on top too!

Feel free to add or subtract and adapt in any way you like, it always turns out great!

Rachelle said...

It looks like everyone is in the mood for soup! I can't wait to try these. Thanks to everyone who has shared a family favorite. Of course, you're always welcome to share more recipes, soup or otherwise! :)