Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Prep: 30 minsSlow Cook: 6 hrs to 7 hrs(low ) or 3 to 3-1/2 hours (high)

  • 6
    medium tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed
  • 1 1/2
    pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1
    32 ounce box chicken broth
  • 1
    medium green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1
    medium red or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1
    ounce can diced green chiles
  • 2
    tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
  • 1
    fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced*
  • 1
    tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1
    tablespoon lime juice
  • 2
    teaspoons chili powder
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dairy sour cream, chopped green onion, chopped red sweet pepper, sliced jalapeno peppers, snipped fresh cilantro, and/or tortilla chips (optional)
1.Chop three tomatillos. Place remaining tomatillos in blender. Cover; blend until smooth.
In a small amount of olive oil saute onion, garlic, peppers, chilis, and chopped tomatillos with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper until tender.  In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine pureed tomatillos, chicken, broth, sautéed mixture, cilantro or parsley, and lime juice.
2.Cover; cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Remove chicken; let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred chicken; return to soup. If desired, top with sour cream, additional chopped red sweet pepper or jalapeno peppers, snipped cilantro, and/or tortilla chips. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
from the test kitchen
  • Note *Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Adapted by Rachel from a recipe published in Better Homes & Gardens.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cranberry Marshmallow Salad

1 lb. frozen cranberries, crushed
4 medium apples, ground
1 small can crushed pineapples, drained
1 cup (I use a lot more!) heavy cream, whipped
1 lb. mini marshmallows
1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
1 1/2 cup sugar

Cooking Directions:
Mix sugar and cranberries. Let set 1/2 hour. Mix remaining ingredients.