Archive | February 2014

Crock-pot Fajitas

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3 Chicken Breasts
3 Bell Peppers, Yellow Green and Red
1 Large Onion
2 Fajita Seasoning Packets
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Coat the bottom of the crock-pot with about 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and place raw chicken breasts on top.

Sprinkle chicken with one packet of fajita seasoning.

Chop the bell peppers and onion into strips and place on top of the chicken and sprinkle with the remaining packet of fajita seasoning.

Cook on low for 8 hours or until you can easily shred the chicken with a fork and veggies are tender.

Serve on tortillas with sour cream

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Avocado – Cucumber Salad

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sliced cucumbers
cherry tomatoes
1 tsp basil
avocado cut into bite sized pieces
fresh mozzarella
balsamic vinaigrette

Mix first 5 ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss well, top with balsamic vinaigrette,

Easter Bunny Race Cars

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Ingredients
Large Marshmallows, cut horizontally
Bunny Peeps
Mini pretzels
Twinkies
Decorator Icing
Frosting
Sprinkles

Directions
Cut a small rectangle out of the top of the Twinkies about a third of the way back from the front of the car. Use the white decorator icing to adhere the bunny Peep, mini pretzel steering wheel and large marshmallows in place. Use frosting and sprinkles to decorate your car. Allow icing to set.

Chicken Broth

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 pounds chicken leg quarters, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 quarts water
2 teaspoons salt
2 bay leaves

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add half of chicken and cook until browned all over, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to bowl and repeat with remaining chicken.

Transfer chicken to bowl with first batch; carefully remove fat from dutch oven

Return chicken to pot along with onion, cover, and cook over low heat about 20 minutes.

Add water, salt, and bay leaves, and bring to boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered about 20 minutes.

Strain broth into large bowl and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove meat from bones and reserve meat for another use.