11.10.2013

Bx3 Bites: Week of November 4th

Like I said last week, I'm breaking out of my shell and cooking new foods for the entire week of November. And that I did. I've been eating eggs and hashbrowns for breakfast, which is super yummy and perfectly filling for me. I'm just not a fan of the cooking instructions on the hashbrowns. So. much. oil. If you have another way (read: healthier) I can cook them, please let me know! 
  
Hobo Meals // where you create a steam pocket with foil and bake it in the oven for an hour. It was a good idea in theory. Buuut, I didn't put enough seasoning on them and my pieces of chicken were too small. It ended up being pretty bland and the chicken was dry. I even took it out 15 minutes early. 

Changes I'd Make:
- use full chicken breasts instead of frozen breast tenderloins
- switch out the green beans for broccoli
- maybe add butter
- use garlic salt or rosemary to season


Chicken Noodle Soup // To die for. Like SOO amazingly yummy. It was perfectly seasoned and flavored and you need to make this as soon as possible. Here is my pinspiration. I changed the recipe quite a bit since I like more traditional flavors in my Chicken Noodle. 


Recipe:
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, sliced or halved
- 2 carrots, sliced 
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tbl. dried parsley
- 2 chicken breasts
- 4 c. chicken stalk
- 1 c. water
- 3/4 bag egg noodles

Put everything in the crock pot in the order listed, except for the noodles. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4 hours. Shred the chicken and add noodles with 1 hour to go. 

Notes: I cooked mine on high. I also added another cup of water when I added the noodles, as they were nowhere near submerged. I also stirred occasionally after I added the noodles and they took about 30 mins to cook. Mine came out with a lot of veggies/noodles/chicken and less broth (stew-like?), so if you like your soup with a lot of broth, you'll need to add more water.

 I can't wait to share what I make for this week. I have the meals picked out and will be grocery shopping tomorrow. What's on your meal plan?
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1 comment:

Heidee said...

I'm excited to try this soup, I've recently become very obsessed with soups. There are so many and they are so easy! With your hobo meal try marinating your chicken in Italian dressing or something similar during the day, it'll add some good flavor!