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Friday, March 2, 2012

Sweet Remembrances: Recipes

Sweet Remembrances:  Recipes

It's the perfect time for homemade soup...


2  tablespoons cooking or olive oil
1  cup chopped onions
2  chopped garlic cloves
3  cups chicken broth
2  tablespoons fresh cilantro (don't skip this)
2  tablespoons lime juice
1  teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/4  teaspoon salt
1  can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1  can (15 ounces) great northern beans, drained
1  can (15 ounces) butter beans, drained
2  cups chopped cooked chicken breast

  In 4 quart pan, add oil and cook onions, stirring occasionally until tender.
Add garlic.  Stir in remaining ingredients except chicken.  Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  Stir in chicken, and cook until hot.
Serve and enjoy!


2  pounds ground beef
1  onion, chopped
2 boneless chicken breasts
1  can each black-eyed peas, lima, kidney and black beans, undrained
1  can corn
4 cans (chopped) stewed tomatos
1  can water
2  packages taco seasoning
1  package ranch dressing

  Place ground beef and onion in large kettle, and brown.  Boil chicken breasts until done and cube.  Add chicken and remaining ingredients to ground beef.  Simmer for 1 hour or in a slow cooker on low for 4 to 5 hours.
Serve with corn bread or corn chips, grated cheese and sour cream

Makes a big pot and freezes well.

May yo be surronded by warmth and love this March.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!