Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chip and Salsa Soup ~~~~~~~ FAV OF OURS!!!

Oh how we love this soup!!! What makes it so yummmy you might ask? Well it's the accoutrements people ~~ oh yes yummmy accoutrement's!!

Chip and Salsa Soup

3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup onion chopped
1 tablespoon diced green chilies -- canned
2 - 15 ounces canned beans -- black or pinto, (or a combo) drained & rinsed
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 can corn kernels
Tortilla chips
Mexican-blend Cheese

Sautee onions in a little vegetable oil (about 2 tsp) until soft, about 5 minutes. Then add the broth, beans, salsa, corn, and chilies in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Crunch a few chips into each of 4 bowls. Ladle the soup over them and top with cheese. Serve with more chips as dippers ~~ YUM!!

This is a delicious soup. We actually enjoy this soup year round, but it is especially delicious on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon curled up on the couch watching football!! Be still my soup lovin' heart :0) Enjoy!!

Candian Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms . . .

Oh my stars!!!! We do love us some stuffed mushrooms. This is the BEST stuffed mushroom recipe I've ever made ~~ YUMMY!!!!!!! I must give a shout out to my cousin Heather who gave me this recipe and then I altered it slightly to suite our tastes.

Canadian Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms (YUMMYNESS stuffed in a fungi :0)
30-35 lg fresh mushrooms
1/4 lb Canadian bacon diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1/2 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Italian blend cheese (or cheddar is fine too)

-Remove stems from mushrooms and finely chop; set caps aside. In a large skillet, sauté the mushroom stems, bacon, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender.
-Remove from the heat. Stir in cheeses. Fill each mushroom cap with about 1 Tbs of filling.
-Place on foil-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400 for 16-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

NOTE: When you clean mushrooms DON'T wash them they'll become slimy (YUCK :-) Just take a damp paper towel and wipe them off to get any dirt of residue off that might be hangin' out on the fungi . . . and by all means ENJOY!!! THESE ARE DELISH!!!!!!!