Monday, October 26, 2009

Chicken Soup over Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
6 large russet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 TBS salt
1 TBS pepper
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream

Chicken Soup
Cooked chicken (1 lb)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package of lipton noodle soup
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 sticks of celery, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
(you can use any other vegetables you have in the fridge, corn, broccoli - whatever you like)

Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain the water and add butter, pepper, salt and sour cream. Mash together
While potatoes are boiling put a bit of butter or oil in the sauce pan. Cook onions & celery until translucent. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add the package of lipton noodle soup and 2 cups water (enough to cover the vegetables). Boil until the noodles and carrots are soft. Add cream of mushroom soup. Mix and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Serve soup over mashed potatoes.

Serves 4-6

Recipe by Jolene Johnson
Photo by Haley Rencher

Taco Soup

1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can green beans
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 lb hamburger
1/2 onion chopped
1 pckg taco seasoning

Cook chopped onion and brown hamburger in sauce pan. Add all other ingredients (do not drain canned food) once meat is cooked. Let simmer until flavor has melded. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Serves 4-6

Recipe & Photo by Haley Rencher

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mini Mummy Pizzas

8 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
8 sticks string cheese
1 small can sliced olives
1/3 cup Pizza sauce
1 pckg pepperoni (optional)

Thaw out the 8 frozen Rhodes Rolls. Roll them out into small flat circles (about 1/4 inch thick). Place dough onto baking sheet (greased). Top each one with 2 tsp pizza sauce. Poke each one several time with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. While pizzas are baking tear 1 string cheese for each pizza into thin strips. Remove pizzas from oven and place 2 olive slices on each for eyes. Add pepperoni if desired. Layer cheese strips in random fashion to resemble mummy bandages. Return to oven and bake an additional 1-2 minutes to melt cheese slightly.
Serves 4.

Recipe from KSL website
Photo by Haley Rencher

Microwave Chicken Enchiladas

6 flour tortillas
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 minced clove of garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
2 TBS butter
3 TBS flour
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup grated Monterey Jack Cheese
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1 small can green chilies (diced)
1 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 can chopped olives
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Place the chicken in a pan of boiling water and cook until the chicken is white completely through the center, about 10 minutes. Remove from water and cut into bite size pieces.
In large glass bowl, microwave cook the chopped onion, garlic, pepper and butter, uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
Stir flour into sour cream and addthe onion mixture. Stir in 1 1/4 cup chicken broth and the green chilies. Cook, uncovered for 5-7 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring every minute. Then stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
Filling: Place 1/2 of the sauce into a bowl. Add the cut up chicken into the sauce. Place about 1/4 cup filling in each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and put seam side down in a greased casserole dish.
Top with remaining sauce from bowl. Cook, covered with plastic wrap for 12-14 minutes or till heated through, giving a half turn once. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Serves 4

Recipe from Elisabeth Johnson
Photo by Haley Rencher

Popcorn Chicken

4 chicken breast halves
2 cups flour
3 eggs (beaten)
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
vegetable oil for deep frying

Heat oil to 350 degrees in deep pan or deep fryer. While oil is heating, dice chicken up into small cubes (about the size of a quarter in diameter). Mix flour and seasoned bread crumbs in bowl. Fully coat the chicken pieces in the egg then piece by piece drop the chicken pieces into the bread crumb mix and coat well. Test the oil by dropping one piece of chicken in to see if the oil is ready. It should be cooked through after 2-3 minutes. When the oil is ready, put all the coated pieces in and fry for 2-3 minutes. Take the chicken out and pat try with a paper towel. Serve while hot.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Sophie Weber
Photo by Haley Rencher