Posted on January 12, 2016
Happy Weekly Food Fun To You!
A sickly week for the family last week.
Happy we are finally be feeling better and getting to try and enjoy some new food fun.
The beginning of the week was a big pot of creamy soup since it was the only thing that sounded good. There is no official recipe, just throw in whatever sounds good.
Creamy Veggie Soup-
My base was 2 cups of Turkey stock, plus a cup of water.
I put in chopped onions, corn, garlic, sweet peppers, cubed red potatoes (skin on) carrot sticks salt and pepper. I cooked it for several hours on a low simmer. The crock pot would also work well. I then took half of the mixture and pureed in a food processor. This is what creates the thickness for the soup without heavy cream, which, of course I didn’t have. Once pureed I put it back in the pot with the rest of the soup, added some spinach and simmered for about 5 more minutes. Since my sinuses were stuffy some spice sounded good. So I topped with a little sour cream and a few drops of sriracha. It hit the spot on the sick days. I admit the picture is not from earlier in the week, I felt to bad to go through the photo process. Thankfully I made a big batch so it lasted through the sick days and once I was feeling better I could get a picture for you. I did add a little milk when it was heated up, if you used cream it would probably stay creamy upon re-heating. Without it, well it is super thick.
Honey Sesame Chicken – Yes, this is from a packet of seasoning from Sun-Bird. Packets of seasoning do create an easy flavorful meal. It turned out good, with some added pineapple and of course a little garlic and served it over rice. It was an easy meal when wanting something good to eat, although energy level still wasn’t up to what it should be.
A new find – Sour Cream Enchiladas. I did add black beans to the chicken mixture. I feel they add another layer of flavor to the dish, and, since they are less expensive than chicken they add a money saving benefit as well, which is always a good thing. I skipped the peppers, onions or tomatoes from the recipe, I would like them, although the rest of the family wouldn’t. I thought the green chile sauce would be to spicy, but with the addition of sour cream and cream of chicken soup the spice from it was toned down to very, very mild. I did add some taco sauce on top to add enough spice for each of our tastes. If you like things spicy you could use the hot green chile sauce instead of mild. Or add spicy toppings as I did.
Chicken Noodle Casserole- A traditional favorite, normally tuna noodle casserole, I have had to change to chicken since I have become allergic to canned tuna. It still satisfies creamy, cheesy, noodle yummy.
Always enjoy the fun of food.
Sick or well, it is fun and gives us the healthy boost we need.