Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chicken Enchilada Soup!

It's the Super Bowl!  I'll be honest, I watch the game for the commercials.  It is the best part.  While I love the excitement of sports, I don't always get the rules and penalties and what not. 

Prime example - JD had a basketball game the other night.  It was an exciting, nail-biting kind of game. (As nail biting as they can be for 3rd/4th graders).  I was cheering.  I yelled, "Go defense"!  Ummmm, let's just say we had the ball - we weren't defending it!  A teeny bit embarassing but good story on how I get caught up in the excitement of a game and don't really pay attention to the rules or positions. is what I made for the Super Bowl!

Chicken Enchilada Soup (Crockpot)
3 Tbsp. Butter
3 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 C. Chicken Broth
1/2 C. Milk
2 C. Milk
1 Can (10 oz) Enchilada Sauce (I used mild)
1 Can (15 oz) Black Beans, rinsed and drained)
1 Can (14.5 oz) Rotel Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles
1 Package (10 oz) Frozen Shoepeg Corn
1 Medium Onion, Diced
1 Green Pepper, Diced
2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
DIRECTIONS:  In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter.  Stir in the flour.  Remove from heat and whisk in the chicken broth and 1/2 C. milk.  Whisk to make sure no lumps.  Return to heat and bring to a slow boil, whisking until it thickens.  Add enchilada sauce.  Continue to whisk while you add the milk.  In a crockpot - combine beans, tomatoes, corn, onions and peppers.  Place chicken over the veggies.  Pour the sauce over the chicken and veggies.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Right before serving - shred the chicken.  Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, onions, tortilla chips.....whatever toppings you desire.


Cookie Dough Yogurt.....

Hmmm, is what I thought when I saw this recipe!  I really try and like yogurt.  I think I have tried every kind of yogurt there is and well, unless it is frozen and you can put candy toppings on it - I just don't like it!  THEN, I saw this recipe and decided that I had to try it!  Yes, you do put peanut butter in it.  Yes, you do stir chocolate chips into it.  Yes, you do stir sugar into it.  I am sure that it defeats the purpose of eating yogurt - but, I like it!  Here is what you need:

The only thing I suggest is that you use PLAIN yogurt if you are going to add sugar to it.  I used a vanilla yogurt and whoa - it was sweet.

PB Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Yogurt
1 Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp. Sweetner
1 Tbsp. Mini Chocolate Chips
1/4 tsp. Vanilla
DIRECTIONS:  Mix all ingredients.  Eat! 

*Note:  You may substitute vanilla yogurt - however, omit the sugar and vanilla.

Here is where I found the original recipe