Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup {Sass in the Kitchen}

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 cups cooked chicken
(I usually boil 2-3 chicken breasts for about 20 min or use a rotisserie chicken and pick off as much meat as you would like in your soup)
2 quarts chicken broth
1 medium white onion chopped
3 carrots peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks sliced
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon parsley 
1 bag of egg noodles or kluski egg noodles
(Most of the time I use kluski noodles)
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over med high heat, melt butter and add in chopped onion, carrot and celery. Cook veggies until onions are softened and a bit translucent. Add in poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Next add the chicken broth and cooked chicken. Once chicken broth comes to a boil add in your noodles and cook for as long as they say on the package. If you are using kluski noodles, you may not use the whole bag. I usually use the whole bag of just regular egg noodles but it depends on what your family likes.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lunchbox love

My girls went back to school last week and the only request my middle daughter had was that she bring her own lunch.  I try to pack their lunches the night before and spend a little time on them. My oldest really doesn't care about having what I call lunch love but my 6 yr old just absolutely loves it.  I packed her a sandwich and some chips for the first day of school but I didn't stop there.

 Take a look at the sandwich I made.  I drew on the bread with edible markers and I am sure she was the talk of lunch when her friends saw this.  I also wrote on the outside of her chip bag.  It's the little things that matter the most for kids.  My daughter came home that day and raved about how her friends were all jealous of her lunch and that she loved me very much for the awesome lunch.

I guess it is all about "the little things".

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Garlic Parmasean Chicken Wings

Garlic Parmsasean Wings 

4 Pounds Chicken wings and drummies 
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup of parmasean cheese 
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of parsley
1 large gallon size zip lock bag 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Bake chicken wings for 35-45 min.  Prepare in a plastic zip lock bag the bread crumbs, parm cheese, garlic powder and parsley.  Once wings cool down for about 10 min add the wings to the plastic bag and toss around until all wings are coated.  Spread wings on a cookie sheet and toast under the broiler for about 1-2 min.  Keep a close eye on them at this point.  Take out and let cool for 5 min before serving.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pico de Gallo and fresh guacamole

I absolutely love fresh food.  There is nothing better than fruits and vegetables and I take full advantage of that in the summer time.  I guess my 6 yr old daughter has the same feelings because she was really excited when I took her to the fruit/veggie stand this past Saturday.  When we walked in I told her to grab some of her favorite fruits and then when I asked her what she wanted me to make for dinner all she said was please please make your guacamole.  In her words my guacamole is "to die for".  This makes me laugh because she is only six but I guess she gets her love for food from her momma.  I use my homemade pico de gallo in my guacamole recipe so I have posted both.  I hope you enjoy as much as my daughter does!

Pico De Gallo 
6-8 ripe tomatoes chopped (I used a mixture of garden and roma)
1 red onion chopped
A bunch of cilantro (you can use more or less, whatever tickles your fancy)
1 jalepeno diced 
2-3 cloves of garlic minced very fine 
1 lime squeezed
salt and pepper to taste

3 avacados roughly chopped
4 tablespoons of pico de gallo 
1 lime squeezed
salt and pepper to taste

Friday, August 5, 2011

What's new?

I know I haven't been around as much lately and for that I apologize but I have some exciting news and a few new things for you.  I can't tell just yet but soon enough I will be able to share the news.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Easy Fourth of July treat to make with your kids


If your looking for an easy treat to make with your kids for the holiday weekend, look no further.  This only requires few items and some you may already have.   Kids love ice cream and sprinkles and I don' t know about your kids but mine love to make things with me in the kitchen.  
Items you will need: 
  • mini ice cream sandwiches
  • popsicle sticks
  • patriotic sprinkles
  • patriotic cupcake liners 

To find the complete recipe and where I found this wonderful treat.  Go HERE!
Family Fun is a great resource for activities and crafts for your kids

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch {Sass in the Kitchen}

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch

Do you need a quick go to meal that is light and refreshing?? I happen to love fish in the summertime and this meal is so simple and delicious. I can usually whip this up pretty quickly and even my kids enjoy eating it. If you love fish, you should definitely 
give this one a try. 

Yes, this is what it looks like when it comes out of the pouch but trust me it tastes better than it looks!!

  • 2 pieces of parchment paper
  • 4 pieces of tilapia
  • 6 tbsp of butter
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 2 pinches of salt (I use kosher)
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 large lemon (sliced thin)
  • 1 tbsp of chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of lemon pepper seasoning

Start by slicing your potatoes in thin slices. Put them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. After 4-5 minutes, drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water to cool them down. Now you are going to put the pouch together.
Take a piece of parchment paper and put a good layer of potatoes, then top it with a couple pats of butter. Sprinkle with chives and garlic powder. Next, put 2 pieces of tilapia on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley and top with 3 slices of lemon. You can also put another pat or 2 of butter on top of your fish if you like a lot and aren’t worrying about calories. I like to take the leftover lemon and squeeze the juice on top.
Fold the pouch up and seal it by folding the paper down. Put in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.