Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Amazing Apricot Chicken

Tonight for dinner I made this yummy chicken recipe. I found it on this blog The recipe is called Amazing Apricot Chicken. I served it with mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls. Everyone loved it. The kids even wanted seconds. I invited my Dad, Mom and Sydney over for dinner too. It was very easy to make and I would highly recommend it.

8 boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz.) bottle Russian salad dressing
1 cup apricot jam
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Place chicken in a greased 9X13 baking pan. Combine dressing, jam, and onion soup mix and pour over chicken. Bake uncovered at 350 for an hour. Makes 8 servings.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tortilla Soup

I went to a Christmas get together last night and my friend made this wonderful soup. Everyone asked for the recipe so I thought that I would share it with you. The avocado's and homemade tortilla strips made it extra yummy. My friend used flour tortillas but you can use corn too.

1 medium onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 T vegetable oil
30 oz chicken broth
2 cups cubed chicken breast (cooked)
1 cup salsa
1 7oz can corn (drained)
1 can pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
6 tortillas (corn or flour)
oil for frying
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
2 T lime juice
1 avocado sliced
1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese

cook onion, garlic, and red pepper in oil. Stir in chicken broth, salsa, corn, beans, and chicken. Heat through.

Meanwhile cut tortillas in thin strips and fry in oil until crisp.

Just before serving add: cumin, 1/2 cilantro, and lime juice to soup.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with cilantro, cheese, avocado and tortilla strips. You can also add sour cream if you like.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this yummy recipe on my friend Chantri's blog. She said that the cookies don't come out flat so I knew I had to try it. She was right they were not flat at all and they were very good. My family gobbled them up. Thanks Chantri for sharing this wonderful recipe with me.


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