Cream of [Insert Variety Here] Soup

When I saw this I was so excited. (I’m such a dork) But I use cream of mushroom, and cream of chicken in a lot of my recipes! Including a lot in my crock-pot things. So this was so exciting to see. I’m making my batch tomorrow!!

Saw this on: http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com/2011/09/cream-of-insert-variety-here-soup.html

She is a genious for coming up with this! I will let you know how it goes when I make mine!

What you need:

2 Cups nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 Cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp. dried onion

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 Cup chicken bouillon powder/granules

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. thyme

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Place all in container (air tight) and shake up!

To use:

Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir until thickened.

She said for convience she labled her container with a sharpie, and put it one of those lock and seal containers. (love those!)

Although this may take a bit longer than just opening up a can of of it, I bet it taste way better! Also the convience of always having it on hand will be handy! I especially like how affordable it is to make! WOO HOO for cream of whatever mix! Love this.

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Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

When I first saw this on pinterest I was so happy! I seriously go to Chipotle for not only their yummy chips,but the rice is killer. I cannot wait to try this!! Please write me if you do try this and let me know 🙂

What you need:

  • 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil

In a pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Serves 4.

This sounds easy and oh so yummy.

Got this from http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/chipotle-cilantro-lime-rice-4-pts.html#more. I cannot wait to go read more of her great posts!

Officially pinterest has it all!

-Olivia

Nutella Ice Coffee

Yum! Anything nutella and I’m in :)- this looks so good!

Got it from http://usmasala.blogspot.com/2011/09/nutella-cold-coffee.html

Have not read her blog but it looked like she had some great things, had to share this with you guys!

What you need:

1 cup milk

1/4 cup crushed ice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder

4-5 tsp nutella (I’d probably have to add more!)

1 tbsp (to taste) sugar

Put it all in the blender, and blend until it’s smooth. Poor into a glass and enjoy! YUM!

So jealous to anyone who gets to try this. I can’t wait till I am able to. (Still on my juicing fast)

Let me know how good it is.

-Olivia

June!

I’m making June crock-pot month!

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I love using my crock-pot. I use it a few times a week. It is lovely coming home to a yummy smelling dinner that I didn’t spend hours slaving over. I have found some wonderful recipes latley,and all June I’m going to share them with you! 🙂 Make sure you send me your favorites,and I’ll be sure to post them,and try them!

Enjoy!

-Olivia