Delicous and Easy Crab Bisque


As part of my September savings, I gathered up some ingredients I had stocked in my pantry and set out to make something I never had before.  Soup.

So here it goes.  OK…something else I really don’t do is line all of my ingredients up for a picture but since photos are the rage on these blog posts I thought I’d try it and of course, I screwed it up!  See that vinegar in the photo?  It said ‘red wine’ on it so I grabbed it.  Surely though, I needed the cooking wine, not the red wine vinegar.  The photo of the cooking wine I used is beside.  Sigh.  haha

1 – Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup
1 – Cream of Asparagus Condensed Soup
1 – Can of shredded crab meat
2.5c – Milk
1/2 – Stick of Butter
1/2 – Red Onion
3 T – Cooking Wine
Quick Steps: 
1. Melt the butter and saute the onions.
2. Add some cooking sherry (about a tablespoon or so)
3. Add both cans of soup and stir until heated
4. Add the milk slowly (I did 1/3 at a time and let the mixture return to boil each time)
5. Add the crab meat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
6. Perform taste test. 🙂  I added more cooking wine at this point and then let the mixture simmer for a few minutes so the flavors would combine nicely.
7. Serve as desired.  I added some parsley for the opening picture.


Sweet and Sour Chicken


Original recipe here from Made It, Ate It, Loved It

How do you make your sweet and sour chicken?  I’ve seen so many different recipes and each of them tastes completely different.

Growing up, sweet and sour chicken always included pineapple and those little hard noodle looking wheat things.  I was never a big fan.

I recently made this sweet and sour chicken which was delicious but I would actually prefer it to be more sour.  What do you use to make your chicken sour?  The recipe above uses vinegar.

Please share your favorites!

Quick and Easy Oven Chicken Meal

Oven Chicken
As always, I’m not one to measure or be exact.  I just throw a bunch of ingredients together and hope for the best.  This one has turned out to be one of my favorite meals.  It was extremely simple and turned out delicious!  Added bonus:  Minimal clean up!
Chicken Breasts
Quick Steps:
1. Add your preference of oil to the bottom of your cookie sheet.
2. Dice the Onion,  Potatoes, and Tomatoes and add to the cookie sheet
3. Half the chicken breasts and place on the cookie sheet.
4. Lightly coat the ingredients with oil and add spices.
5.  Bake until chicken and potatoes are cooked through.