Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tortilla soup

This is a recipe from my neighbor who made it for us last Sunday and it was WONDERFUL!!!

1 Onion
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp powdered cumin
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
2 cans condensed chicken broth
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
1 cup white hominy
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chile peppers
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
sliced avacado
shredded cheese (I used cheddar, they recommend monterey jack cheese)
chopped green onions (optional)
sour cream

In medium stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sautee onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, cumin, tomatoes, lime juice, broth and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Stir in corn, hominy, chiles, beans,cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 1 hour.
Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, and top with crushed tortilla chips, avacado slices, cheese, chopped green onion and sour cream.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Got this off of The Thrifty Mama

Servings: 4 Servings
Total Time (median): tell us

* 1 Spaghetti; (3 lbs) squash
* 3 tb Olive oil; divided use
* 2 Garlic clove; minced
* 1/2 c Mushrooms; sliced
* 2 lg Tomatoes; coarsely chopped
* 2 ts Dried oregano
* 2 tb Olives; chopped
* 2 tb Pine nuts
* 1 ts Salt
* 1/2 ts Pepper
* 1 c Romano cheese; shredded


Preheat oven to 375`F. Place spaghetti squash on a baing sheet. With point of a knife poke several holes in squash. Bake until tender to center when pierced with a knife, 55 to 60 minutes. Cut squash open and let stand until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms turn limp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, olives, pine nuts, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside. When squash is cook, discard seeds. With a fork, scoop out squash strands onto serving platter. Toss with remaining tablespoon of olive. Reheat sauce if necessary, and pour over squash. Sprinkle cheese on top. Serve hot. >From "365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian" by Kitty Morse; Harper Collins Publishers. Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by Nancy Berry on Apr 30, 1998