Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice!

What's for dinner? The eternal question for working moms . . . and even us retirees: What's for dinner? When I work at Candace's shop, the last thing I want to think about is cooking dinner. I look for recipes I can put together fairly quickly, and still be tasty and nutritious. That's where this Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice comes in. I found a collection of Sukkot recipes. (For those of you who don't know what Sukkot is, it is the Harvest feast of the Jewish people . . . similar to our Thanksgiving. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in these recipes.) One of the recipes was for a Chicken Okra Stew. It looked really good, but, I didn't have any okra, AND I didn't want to go to the grocery store to get some. Anyone been there? So, … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Vegetable Beef Soup!

3 Ingredient Vegetable Beef Soup . . . a quick and easy meal! School is getting ready to start. In fact, next week children will be back in school. So, from my years of being a public school music teacher, I know that "Back to School" means  a need for "Quick and Easy" meals. This 3 Ingredient Vegetable Beef Soup is definitely Quick and Easy! And simple, but delicious! Making the 3 Ingredient Vegetable Beef Soup . . . I found this recipe back in the spring when I was looking for some really good 3 ingredient recipes. It looked good, so I decided to give this one a try. The three ingredients are: Ground round (I only buy ground round because of the much lower fat content.) V-8 juice (This is the FIRST time I bought or used V-8 … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Mexican Beef Soup!

Fire Roasted Mexican Beef Soup . . . If you like Beef Taco Soup, you are going to LOVE this Fire Roasted Mexican Beef Soup! Candace created this soup by tweaking her Beef Taco Soup, and it is super delicious! It has just the right amount of "heat" in every bite . . . perfect for the Mexican food lovers out there (like ME!!!) We've all enjoyed her Beef Taco Soup for years, and now we are adding this Fire Roasted Mexican Soup to our list of favorite soups! Fire Roasted Mexican Soup vs. Beef Taco Soup . . . In looking at both the Fire Roasted Mexican Soup and the Beef Taco Soup, there are definite similarities. Both, of course, are made with ground beef--(we use ground round to cut down on the amount of fat in the soup). Both have onion, … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup for lunch or dinner! One of my favorite soups is this Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup. It's a great soup for either lunch or dinner. This recipe has tomatoes and green chilies, which adds a bit of heat to the soup, which I love, but if your family doesn't like a "slightly hot" soup, substitute another can of diced tomatoes. Either way, the soup will still be quite tasty:) While the soup is delicious as a meal, some people like a sandwich with their soup. The classic "soup and sandwich" combination. And, for this, a traditional grilled cheese sandwich will always be a great choice. But, if you don't want a sandwich, a pan of hot cornbread--Mama's Jalapeño Cornbread, or plain with melted … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup for a delicious lunch or dinner!

Soup for lunch or dinner? If you are looking for a delicious soup for lunch or dinner, look no further! This Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup is tops! It is reminiscent of the Loaded Potato Soup, but without the sour cream and a few other ingredients. Primarily it consists of cheese, potatoes, and bacon! Imagine that!!! I made this Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup for our lunch a couple of weeks ago, and Lynn and I both thought it was delicious. The weather was a bit chilly (unlike today!), and Lynn was not feeling well. So, potato soup was perfect for him. I served it with Mama's Peppery Cheese Muffins, but even with cornbread, there's nothing better! Making the Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup . . . When you think of a potato soup with cheese and bacon in … [Read more...]