Monday, February 16, 2009

Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

1 teaspoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 zucchini, unpeeled and roughly chopped
2 cups corn kernels
1/8 cup sliced pickled jalepeno peppers, chopped
1 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, diced
2 14 ounce cans chicken broth
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


In a large saucepan, melt butter and sauté the onion until it is tender. Stir in the zucchini, corn, jalapeno, and diced chicken. Add chicken broth, and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook the soup until the zucchini is tender (5 to 10 minutes). Stir in the evaporated milk, and heat just until it is not boil. Remove the soup from the heat, and stir in the cheese.
Garnish each bowl with a little more shredded cheese and/or crisp tortilla strips.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Grilled Vegetables and Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

(my apologies for the substandard photo)

Grilled Vegetables
cherry tomatoes
bell pepper

Leave cherry tomatoes and mushrooms whole. Cut other vegetables into large chunks so that all are about the same size. Place all in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning blend. Mix to coat all vegetables. Pour into a foil lined broiler pan and place under broiler. Watch closely, and when vegetables begin to char, stir and place back under broiler. Continue until they are done to your taste.

Tonight I served the vegetables in pitas with left over shredded chicken and a fabulous Tzatziki (Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce) found here. YUM!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Not back in the kitchen yet...

I had a little setback, but hopefully will be back in the kitchen soon.

But in the meantime, I wanted to apologize. I just noticed that there are several comments that were left on different posts quite awhile back without my noticing or replying. I'm not an unfriendly sort...really! So thank you all for your nice comments. Glad you could visit, and hope you'll come again.

Sent my hubby to the grocery yesterday...I hope to make something yummy tomorrow.