Sunday, February 28, 2010

What's Cookin' This Weekend

Just wanted to share some yummy things we cooked up over the weekend.

1st, White Chicken Chili. We loovve this.

1 lb of cooked chicken, shredded.
2 15oz cans of Great Northern Beans
1 15oz can of Pinto Beans
2 tsp Cumin
16oz Jar of your favorite salsa
8oz of shredded Cheese (optional)

Just dump everything in the crockpot and cook on Low all day. The recipe calls for the cheese, but I don't put it in. I don't feel like we need all that cheese in there - plus the girls like to sprinkle some on the top. Oh, I also doubled the recipe so I could have some for this week or to freeze.

I double almost everything these days. No pun intended.

Seriously, try it.


Also, I made tiny pizza's for the girls that were a huge hit...


I found those buns at the store, I thought they worked better than english muffins. And I know I've been on Trader Joe's parade lately, but seriously their sauce and pepperoni is the best...if you live near one, pick some up (or any natural store). The girls helped make them, and I popped them in the oven for about 7-10min at 350 degrees.

Now the cupcakes. The real treat. The ones the girls have been asking for.

I mixed up a cake mix, and cut little Hershey Bliss Chocolates in half...


I poured the cake mix into cupcake holders, and put a piece of the chocolate in the middle of each.

With this step, I think I took eating to a recreational level...

Maybe my lack of time for the gym isn't the only problem. Moving on.

Anyway, they came out great, and the girls think they are the best cupcakes ever!

Just wanted to share these little recipes before I head out to a photo shoot...ahhh, I love newborn sessions :).

Hope you are having a great weekend!

12 comments:

Delena said...

Major yum. I think I've got everything on hand for that chili. Looks awesome. Love the "double" comment. :)

Tina Michelle said...

My mouth is so watering. It is not fair that I have no trader joe near me! Those buns are delicious! I have been using them for my sandwiches and have convinced many of my friends to use them. Yummy! Thanks for posting.

Marisa said...

Ummm... YUM! I think I have some new recipes to try now! Hope your newborn photo session went well. I'm sure it's tons of fun!

Lenae said...

Thanks for sharing these! My middle son has a birthday coming up in April and I think those cupcakes look perfect to celebrate his special day!

bass family said...

yum :)

Rana said...

The chili recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Those cupcakes look divine. I LOVE Bliss chocolates. White chicken chili is a big hit in our house too. So easy and tasty!

Faith said...

Hi! My family and I are moving the first week of April, and I was wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging or doing a short interview for my blog one day during that week?

tabby said...

You inspire me... I am going to attempt the homemade poptarts on Tuesday-with organic jam. I have organic foods before but not jam...soo I will let you know. Just wanted to say THANKS for the inspiratioN!

Lani said...

oh wow. those all look amazing, especially the cupcakes. I will totally remember that trick!

Katy and Ross said...

Oh wow! YUMMY! I think we're going to have to try that chicken chili this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

Joan said...

oh how yummy that looks. Adding that to my shopping list =)