I have had several requests for some of my recipes lately so I thought I would take a few minutes and get them written down for you. As I have gone through the years of busyness, raising children and caring for ailing parents, I have found that food can be delicious without being fussy and a lot of work. There are some recipes that are just so good they are worthy of the extra time and effort and then there are others that are just better …well…. simple.
Through the years I was always pulled in all directions, with four children there was always someone to pick up at sports practice, or drop off at a friends or to work, then there were homework projects, Dr. appointments….well you know…LIFE Happening! Oh and let’s not forget decorating my home. I used to decorate for every season and holiday, as well as birthdays. We had birthday banners that we would hang on everyone's birthdays as well as a birthday flag that we hung outside, and always homemade cake. It was fun as the children got older and when I awoke on my birthday to find they had hung the banner all by themselves for me.
Good memories and always great food!
So food needed to be good and needed to come together fast (teenage boys don’t like to wait for a gourmet meal LOL)!! So some of my recipes are born out of necessity. This chicken soup recipe is like that. When someone is sick, it takes more out of you caring for them, so the extra energy is needed other places and not in the kitchen. Below is a pic from my archives, so a little out of season, but I wanted to show you the brands. They do matter! I have tried others and these are what work best.
You will have to adjust this according to the size of your family and needs. And remember my recipes are never set in stone, always adjust according to your own tastes.
Add the following ingredients to a large pot~
Chicken~ either a pre cooked rotisserie chicken or 2-3 chicken breasts baked (The precooked chicken works great and is a time saver. Lately I have been buying a large package of chicken breast and bake it all at the same time and then divide it up and freeze in individual size serving bags til needed. This soup is so fast and easy when you can just take a bag of the frozen cut up chicken out of the freezer and put it into the pot.)
2 cans of Swanson chicken broth
2 tablespoons of Spice world minced garlic
Mrs Dash to taste~ Lots of this will clear the sinuses
salt to taste
For a fast soup~ add 2 cans of carrots and a bag of noodles and cook until noodles are cooked to desired texture and you are DONE!
Simple and easy and soooo good!!
If you desire you can add fresh carrots and celery and boil til desired tenderness. Some times I a cup of rice instead of noodles, and this time I used 5 potatoes instead of the noodles.
Recipe card holder that I have designed to fit into my kitchen décor. Works great to hold recipe cards. This is available on etsy.
Now for the biscuits~ This is my Dad’s recipe. He used to be the biscuit maker and never measured too much. I did get him to tell me one time, so this is it.
Biscuits~ bake at 450 for 10-12 min
!/2 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
combine flour, baking powder, and salt then add shortening and mix til well blended. Add milk til it forms a sticky mess. Do not over mix! Gently dump out onto a floured board, sprinkle flour on top and GENTLY pat out. Do not over work. Cut into rounds and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown on top.
Now for the winner of this adorable Sleigh Bell Tree Gathering~
Click on the pic below to go over to the rusty thimble.blogspot and see all of the winners. Thank you to Brenda for putting this all together! I have heard there will be another giveaway soon so keep checking. Also thank you to all of my new followers. I appreciate each and everyone of you.
Ok if you have made it this far……… I have a giveaway for you!! It is almost Thanksgiving and time of year to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am so thankful for each of you who so faithfully visit me here on my blog and have encouraged me and prayed for me and my family. Thank you all so much. I want to give a little something back.
I would like to send someone one of my new creations. This is a mustard breadboard with “Our Daily Bread” on the front. It measures approx 11” square.
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you are thankful for. Simple and easy! I will pick a winner this week sometime and get it in the mail with my next batch of orders going out.
Blessings for a great week!