Monday, January 30, 2012

Crockpot Lemon Butter Chicken

Ooooooo, you ladies ready for the ultimate easy chicken staple? This comes to you care of my friend Tiffany. It is TASTY and makes your kitchen smell yummy! You can enjoy its savory deliciousness tonight and then - because it is a basic, versatile recipe - so you can use leftovers for any recipe that calls for chicken (think BBQ chicken sandwiches tomorrow, tortilla chicken soup the next day.)
  • 4-5 breasts chicken (I use frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4-5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • seasoning salt (I use Lawry's brand) to sprinkle on top
Throw all ingredients in the crockpot together and cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sausage Tortellini Soup

1 lb Italian sausage, browned and drained
1 c. coarsely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 c. beef broth
1/2 c. water
1 lg. can crushed tomatoes
1 med green pepper chopped
1 c. thinly sliced carrots or baby carrots sliced lengthwise
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. oregano
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. sliced zucchini
1 (10 oz) pkg. cheese tortellini

-Brown sausage and drain.
- Sauté onions and garlic in sausage pan.
- Add all ingredients except zucchini and tortellini.
- Simmer until carrots have cooked some.
- Add zucchini and continue to simmer just until barely tender.

- In a separate pot, prepare tortellini as directed on package, but undercook a little. Drain and add to soup.
- Thin soup with more beef broth if you would like.

Makes 6-8 quarts: ten to twelve big servings. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. This tastes even better the next day!

My sister-in-law Alyssa made this soup for us this week. AMAZING!