Monday, November 26, 2007

simply the best

i have found one of the best soups ever!!! it is a curry soup and tastes just like a restaurant!! if you like curry at all, or want to try something more ethnic you should definitely try this!

Curried Chicken Soup

2 tbspn butter
1 bunch scallions, white and green portions thinly sliced seperately
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tsp curry powder (i used yellow)
1 32 oz container chicken broth
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 large baking potate, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded and meat shredded
1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed
3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt

1. in a large saucepan, melt the butter ove medium heat. ad the scallion whites, bell pepper, and curry powder and cook, stirring, until tender about 3 minutes. ad the chicken broth, cauliflower, and potato and bring to a boil. lower the heat, partially cover and simmer until veggies are tender 10-12 minutes

2. stir in the chicken and chickpeas and cook until heated through about 2 minutes. stir in the scallion greens and season with salt and pepper. stir in the yogurt just before serving (i just added a dollop of yogurt to every bowl, that way i didn't spoil the leftovers)

oh my gosh- this is sooooo good! i bought the rotisserie chicken at costco (i just bought a membership today) and used half of it. i saved all the breast meatto make a chicken salad with and it was still plenty of meat in the soup. i got this from a rachel ray 30 minute meals magazine ifound at work. i am asking for the magazine for christmas! we are going to try a fire roasted clam chowder on wednesday from the same magazine. i'll let yoyu know how it goes.

the latest and greatest

the latest and greatest

alright, i have found it- the REAL best cookie recipe ever!! i will bet money on this one. i got it from a girl in my small group. beware, this recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies. she said she usually halves the recipe and still has a ton of cookies.

Monster Cookies

4 eggs
10.5 oz brown sugar (about 1/3 of a 2 lb bag)
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbspn vanilla
1 tbspn baking soda
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter
6 cups oats
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup coconut

bake at 350 for 10 minutes

they don't even have flour....they are sooo delicious!!!