Monday, February 18, 2008

Recipes and ponderings

Since Jim wasn't feeling well and I declare any ailment can be a bit soothed by soup. Here are two soups I made in the last 5 days:

Leeky, Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Stoup (a highly modified Rachael Ray recipe)

1 tablespoon cooking wine
2 leeks, chopped and cleaned
5 celery ribs - even the leaves - chopped
salt and pepper
4 c. chicken broth
2 cups skim milk
1 lb of ground turkey breast
16 oz of gnocchi

In soup pot, heat the wine over medium heat, add leeks, celery, salt and pepper. Cook until softened, around 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to boil. Stir in milk and simmer until the soup bubbles at the edges. Add the chicken and the gnocchi and cook for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Tex Mex Corn Chip Chili (again a highly modified RR recipe)

1 tablespoon of cooking wine
1 lb lean ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs. chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 15 oz. can of black beans
1 15 oz can of pinto beans
1 15 oz can of tomatoes with green chilies
1 c. cheddar cheese

In soup pot, heat wine. Add the beef and cook for 7 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, chili powder, and cumin cook over med low for 5 minutes. Add the beans and their liquid and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook until thick about 15 minutes. Stir in cheese and cover about 5 more minutes. Serve with corn chips.

Things are good here - Brian and I had a weekend group and Jim recovered from his stomach issues.


Alyzarin said...

That chicken and dumpling soup sounds SO good! I might have to make it for myself for lunch sometime.

Krista said...

It is amazing - I made it for Jim who loves gnocci and leeks - but I love it!