Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 7 Hours
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans (u can find them @ meijer or Kroger with no sugar added in the ingredients)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn,
drained (we used the frozen bag of corn)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (again no sugar added @ walmart)
1 (12 fluid ounce) chicken broth
2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained (found no sugar added one @ walmart)
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning (made our own)
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken
1. Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
2. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.
Here's the ingredients for the taco seasoning!!
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
I really enjoyed the soup...it was pretty spicy though - too spicy for the kids. I added a zucchini and a pinch of cinnamon which gave it a lot of depth. Next time I make it, I will probably add more corn and zucchini and less beans...it was very "beany." Also, I will take my sister's advice and make my own seasoning. I didn't have some of the spices she listed, so I used a packet of Taco Seasoning. I think tortilla chips would have been awesome with it, but I didn't want to waste the points, so I opted for fat-free sour cream. I actually liked it better without it. Here is the finished product:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is Christmas 2008. Jadon was born 8/28/08. I thought I looked good that day...yipes!
This is Summer 2009. I was pregnant with Ethan. I was pretty miserable. (photo by Morgan Young)
This is Fall 2009. I included this pic to show how round my face had gotten. I was very pregnant with Ethan in this picture. As you can see I was having a good time! (photo by Morgan Young)
This is February of 2009. A Romantic getaway to Chicago complete with the stomach flu. Little did I know...I was pregnant for Ethan here. I think I look like Sasquatch...just sayin'.
I hate this last pic...and I hate that I hate it, b/c it is Jadon's 1st b-day party. Anyway, I wanted to show how big my arms had gotten. I was very, very pregnant with Ethan!
I will hopefully take pictures periodically to show my progress...here is where I want to be again...
Love it! Can't wait!