Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

My husband is a picky eater, but he loves this soup--which is saying something. It is such an easy soup to make...and delicious! Plus, you can use your food storage...

1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can creamed corn
1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
1 cup cream of chicken soup
1 can diced chicken
1 t. cumin
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. chili powder
1/2 c. sour cream (I always substitute plain yogurt in)

Heat soup-simmer (I will put the tomatoes in the blender since neither my husband or I like tomato chunks in soup). Add sour cream. Top with tortilla chips and cheese.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

All the credit for the picture and recipe go to Amy
she got this recipe from her awesome mother in law.
Having said that I will tell you that Christian has made these cookies more than anyone in these parts and is becoming famous for them.
I realize we have not made cookies in this house in a very long time but these are so easy and only 77 calories each (yes we figured it out)
also only half a WW point. How can you beat that?!!
Enough gay banter... here's the recipe:

One spice cake mix (calorie calculations based on Betty Crocker)
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Mix dry cake mix with pumpkin and add chocolate chips.
Spray cookie sheet with Pam.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes (Christian likes his baked a little longer)

Makes 30 cookies. (We usually make a double batch with a large can of pumpkin)