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Chili Verde

I had a request for the chili verde recipe so here it is, please note I did can mine but this is not a proven recipe.  I tend to like my food to be a bit spicy so feel free to half the spices taste and add more as needed.

Ingredients:img_3740
1 T olive oil
1 t. dried oregano
1 T ground cumin
3 T chili powder
1 (19oz) can of green enchilada sauce
32oz diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup hot salsa verde
2 cups finely chopped onions
2 T pressed fresh garlic
2 pounds diced green chilies (fresh or frozen)
1 t lime juice
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 whole chicken cooked and shredded

Instructions:
Cook onions and garlic until onions are translucent, add tomatoes and salsa verde.  Stir well then add the green chilies and enchilada sauce.  Once combined add spices and stir well then add shredded chicken.  Simmer for 30 minutes serve garnished with cilantro and lime.  This can be served over rice or eaten with a bit of cheese and tortilla chips.

Notes:

I used a rotisserie chicken in this recipe and it was still delicious.  I also bought the small cans of green chilies and they tasted fine in the recipe (I believe Walmart sells the 1 pound cans).

 

Potato Ham Chowder

Life Moore Abundantly

Have you ever decided that you wanted something different for supper, but didn’t really have all the ingredients for the recipes you scoured the web for? Well that’s how I felt about supper yesterday evening. So I decided to use what I had and figure it out along the way. I didn’t take any picture because I was scared of what it would taste like, but wow! I really got the approval from the family on this one. It was very tasty and the only thing that could have made this chowder better would have been homemade bread to go with it. This is the perfect cold weather meal to warm you to the bones…..

Potato Ham Chowder
(This fed my family of 7 with second helpings and enough left over to freeze)
Ingredients:
7 small potatoes, peeled, cubed
4 carrots, diced
1 cup celery (I didn’t have celery, but…

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Angry Pot

     I tend to cook when I have things on my mind or if I’m upset.  This is one of my favorite recipes that has come out of this type of cooking.  I don’t start out with a recipe I tend to just pull things out of cupboards and throw things into a pot.  I call this one angry pot as I was in a pretty foul mood when I made it.  However this one turned out amazing.

Ingredients:
3 medium onions
5 garlic cloves
5 sausages or 1lb. stew meat
3 T butter
4 Cups chicken broth
1lb frozen corn
Ground Ginger
Dried Cilantro
Ground Cumin
Rubbed Sage
Garlic Salt
Curry Powder
Paprika
Red Chilie pepper
Chille Powder
1 can diced tomato aesnd juice
1 can artichoke heart halved
1 cup red lentils

Saute onions and garlic in butter until translucent.   Add sausage and cook until browned.  Add both and corn then bring to a simmer.  Combine spices and add into soup.  Add diced tomatoes and lentils, let simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are done.  Add artichokes simmer for another 5 minutes.  Eat alone or add cheddar cheese.

Mexico Soup

     Had a wonderful day!  I went to our public market which is fairly large here.  I thought to myself you should get some lettuce cheap as a treat for annabelle (one of rabbits has a wound we are treating).  Also thought that I should get some fresh veggies for myself.  We walked the whole market even saw some really sketchy meat and fish stalls.  What do I end up leaving with … a pair of mittens yup mittens.  I couldn’t help myself they were so cute and my fingers were so cold.  I went totally unprepared and did not bring gloves or hat, I did however bring a giant bag to put all my loot in …I mean my mittens that I am actually just going to wear.
I also went to Jo-ann Fabrics which is very dangerous for as a quilter.  I got some really cute things to wrap presents in, as well as a few things for me.  I decided to make soup tonight since it cold out and Jeff isn’t home.  A nice warm hearty soup sounded good. Picture PictureHearty Mexico Soup
Ingredients:
1 medium onion
1 T minced garlic
2 T butter
4 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
shredded chicken
1 bunch of cilantro
1 lime
2 t black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon oregano
shredded cheese
avocado

In a medium pot melt butter and saute onion and garlic until translucent.  Add chicken broth and canned tomatoes.  Add shredded Chicken (you can use a rotisserie chicken).  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Add chopped cilantro and juice of lime.  Season to taste the above amounts are really more of suggestions :).  I usually put some cheese in mine as well as diced avocado and enjoy!

​I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Wholesome Greens and Beans Soup

As I sit here making dinner for my family, I realized how blessed I truly am.  I am making greens and beans soup on this cold night.  I made the chicken broth from scratch and canned it.  I also grew a whopping crop of kale this summer that I canned for the coming winter months.  I am grateful that I have the time to do these things for my husband, not only adding love to our food but healthy nutrition as well.   I find it much more convenient to run to the basement for chicken/veggie stock and canned kale, than climb in my car and go to a grocery store.  It’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to sit down to a dinner that you have made mostly from scratch.   It may have a few stray cat or dog hairs but that only adds to the warm and fuzzy feeling that I made this myself.  I am also thinking how wonderful my husband is, as he is out in the garage processing our lastest batch of home grown meat rabbits.  Thus further filling our freezer for winter and providing for o
ur family.  We got 30 pounds of meat from 8 rabbits.  I am also grateful he is not not making me stand out in the cold right now to help him.  So I hope you all remember in this special month to be thankful for all the things that are great and wonderful in your life.

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Greens and beans soup:
Ingredients:
Rubbed sage
Red pepper flakes
Crushed rosemary
Ground turkey sausage 4 cups broth 2 cans
white beans
1 bunch of kale with tough
stems removed and leaves
chopped rough

In a medium pot add the red pepper flakes, rubbed sage, and crushed rosemary until toasted.  When I add the seasoning I do it by taste as some people like it less spicy.  Add the sausage I usually use a ground turkey herb and garlic sausage, cook until browned.  Add 4 cups of broth I usually use a mix of chicken and vegetable broth.  Bring to a simmer add Two cans of white beans.  cook for 20-30 minutes until beans are tender.  Add chopped kale cook five minutes then enjoy!  I usually sprinkle parmesan cheese on mine when I eat it.

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