Thursday, July 17, 2014

Easy go to Recipe

I was thinking the other night what the heck am I gonna cook for supper tomorrow??  Our oven stopped working so it threw a curve ball into my plans.  After looking at a few recipes I stumbled on one that I hadn't made in a long time and it's super easy!  How hard can crock pot cooking be?

Chicken Salsa 

Put 3-4 chicken breasts in crock pot
Pour 16 oz. of salsa over top
Add 1 package of taco seasoning (I used a homemade recipe for taco seasoning instead)

Cook in Crock Pot on Low for 6 hours (Or if you don't have all day too cook, you can cook it on high for 2-3 hours 

Once its cooked shred the chicken and add one can of corn and 8 oz of sour cream (I use plain greek yogurt taste just the same as sour cream but healthier)

-I serve mine on top of crushed Tortilla Whole Wheat chips with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese. You can add any of your favorite Mexican toppings as well.

-You could also spoon the chicken mixture into tortilla shells and place on a baking dish and top with cheese.  Cook till cheese is melted.  

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
This is a good list to start with.  Adjust quantities to suit your own tastes.
4 T chili powder
2 T cumin
2 T paprika
2 T dried oregano
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Add 3 level tablespoonfuls of the mix and 1/2 c of water to 1 lb of ground beef or turkey that has been cooked with 1/2 diced onion.  Stir well and let simmer a bit for the spices to rehydrate, distribute, and the water to evaporate.  Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to all the men and women who have fought and are still severing for this great country today!  God bless you and this country!   

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day Everyone!

Happy Canada Day!!!
Enjoy today! And as always please be safe and have fun!