Tuesday, January 25, 2011

White Chicken Taco Chili

A friend of mine was making a white chicken chili and I didn't have all of the ingredients for that, so I decided to make up my own version of this with what I have in my food storage and in my pantry. I've been testing it all day, and it is so yummy and creamy. It's not too white, because of the taco seasoning, so it's a little pinkish. but so yummy.

1 cup herb and garlic marinade
1 lb chicken tenders cut into pieces
1/2 onion diced
1/2 bell pepper or red/yellow 1/4 of each
1 can white beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can of sweet corn
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream

Cook the chicken, marinade, peppers and onions in the crockpot until chicken is no longer pink. then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer all day.

This is a yummy, quick dish that is great on a cold night.

Lemon Meringue Pie

I have been in the mood for a lemon meringue pie lately. I mean REALLY in the mood. It's been in my dreams. So today I made sure my sweetie pie likes lemon meringue pie. He said he does... So I made it today. I looked it up on foodnetwork.com and found this recipe by Paula Deen. I made a few changes to it and I'll (*) the changes I made to this recipe. I haven't had any yet, it's our dessert for our dinner tonight. But it sure looks YUMMY!

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest*
3 egg yokes
1 (9 -in) prebaked pie shell or crumb crust

*Meringue: (double mixture, keep cream of tartar at 1/4 tsp)
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

In medium bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, and zest: blend in egg yokes. Pour into cooled crust.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
(*)Bake mixture for in crust for 10 minutes (to help set the mixture).

While the main lemon mixture is baking in the oven. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form, gradually add in sugar, beat until stiff peaks. Spread meringue over filling in the pie, seal to edge of crust. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

London Broil Sandwich with BBQ Mayo

After church today I wanted to make a nice lunch for the family, since church was from 11am-2pm. My husband and I didn't have breakfast, and then lunch would be late. So I wanted to have a quick filling lunch. I noticed that my london broil needed cooked. So I told him in about 20 min lunch would be ready... I wasn't kidding. It was a really, really, easy lunch and way yummy.

London Broil
McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning
BBQ sauce

Preheat the broiler.chris cross score both sides of the london broil. generously sprinkle the steak seasoning on all sides of the london broil and rub in. Place on broiling pan, and broil on high for 7 min on the first side, then flip and broil on hight for another 8 min for medium rare. Remove from broiler. Then let rest for 5 min.

While resting, mix equal parts mayo and bbq sauce. slice tomatoes, and rinse lettuce. On my rolls which are homemade, I toasted them on a griddle for added flavor and crunch.

This was an amazing sandwich. So yummy and quick. Just what the doctor ordered for us today. A hit all around. Enjoy!