Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Family!

I think I have had just about all I can take of 30 degree weather, cold mornings, wet days and snow! So rather than starting my yearly search for Sacramento homes, I have decided to dig out some of my favorite wintertime, rainy day recipe favorites.

My first featured Recipe is:

Homemade Chicken Soup

1 - 2 Chicken carcaus' from last nights chicken dinner
1 1/2 Cup Baby carrots chopped into 1/4" to 1/2" slices
1 Cup Celery sliced into 1/4" to 1/2" pieces
3 Potatoes, cut in half and sliced into 1/4" slices
2 Tbls. Chicken Base
1 Tbls. Parsley Flakes
1 Tsp. Garlic Salt
1/2 Tsp. Celery Salt
1/2 Tsp. Pepper

Add Chicken, Base and Spices to a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 -30 minutes. Strain the broth and add the sliced carrots and celery. Boil for 10 - 15 minutes or until soft. Add potato and boil for another 10 minutes.

* Great with homemade noodles
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Prenatal Vitamins

I took Prenatal Vitamins religiously throughout all of my pregnancies but I never really noticed the effects, probably because my body was so constantly and drastically changing anyway, little things like healthy hair and strong nails slipped my notice.

However, a friend a work is now pregnant with a baby girl and she is religiously taking her prenatal vitamins and I am floored by how quickly her hair is growing! Her hair was all of two inches long in the back in January and now it's nearly down to her shoulders! I can't believe it!

I wonder if I could get away with taking Prenatal Vitamins while I'm not pregnant? I'll bet there are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn't, but there are also lots of really good reasons for me not to eat Chocolate and I have yet to take heed on that matter!

Easy Monday Night Family Home Dinners

Bringing the family to dinner this week is one of my families favorites,

2 lbs Chicken Tenders, cut into strips
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
1 Medium Onion
1/2 Cup Pico De Gallo
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Package Fajita Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
10 Flour Tortillas

Warm oil in a skillet. Add Chicken and 1/2 pkg Fajita Seasoning and cook until chicken is fully cooked. Chop Bell Peppers and Onion into strips. Remove chicken from skillet and add Peppers and Onion and cook until soft. Serve buffet style with Pico De Gallo and Sour Cream in a dip station and the flour tortillas in a warming basket.

Let everyone fix their own and enjoy!