Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simple Vegetable Soup

Simple Vegetable Soup

1 can corn
2 cans green beans
2 cans sliced new potatoes
2 cans slice carrots
1 lg (28 oz) whole peeled tomatoes
1 lb. hamburger meat, cooked and crumbled
2 TBS Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cook until heated through. Serve with rice or crackers. Enjoy!

8 Servings Only 4 WW Points

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Crock-pot Salsa Chicken

Crock-pot Salsa Chicken
(1/2 breast = 1 serving)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup salsa (I used homemade salsa)
1/2 pkg taco seasoning (I used 1/8 cup of Homemade Taco)
1 cup corn
2 cups black beans
8 whole wheat tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar

Add chicken to slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Pour salsa over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Add corn and black beans the last hour. Top with cheese. Serve with lettuce and wrap in a tortilla. You can also serve on 1 cup of rice for 9 WW points or omit the tortillas and serve on 1 cup of lettuce for 5 WW points.

Makes 8 Servings 7 Weight Watcher's Points

Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix
Fills a Pint Mason Jar (Enough Mix for Approx. 8 lbs of Meat)

1/2 cup Chili Powder
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Dried Oregano
4 tsp Paprika
5 TBS + 1 tsp Ground Cumin
2 TBS + 2 tsp Course Salt
3/4 cup Cornstarch

Mix all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Seal in an airtight container.

Use 1/4 c seasoning and 3/4 c water for each pound of meat.

Measurements for 1 lb of meat
1 tbs chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder or granulated
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp course salt

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shakin' Ice Cream

Shakin’ Ice Cream Recipe

1 Gallon size zip block bag
1 Quart size zip block bag
Ice cubes
6 Tablespoons Rock Salt
1 Cup Half and Half
1 Tablespoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Vanilla
3 small Dixie cups
Strawberry syrup
Chocolate syrup

Fill the gallon size bag ¼ full with ice. Add the Rock salt. Seal bag and set aside. Put the remaining ingredients in the smaller bag. Seal bag and place inside the larger bag of ice. Shake the bag for 10 minutes. When the mixture is firm, take out and spoon into three small cups. Add strawberry syrup to one of the cups and stir. Add chocolate syrup to one of the small cups and stir. Enjoy!


Flubber Recipe

Mix the following ingredients thoroughly:

•1 1/2 cups very warm water
•2 cups Elmer's glue
•Green food coloring

In a separate bowl, mix thoroughly:
•1 1/3 cups very warm water
•2 level teaspoons Borax

Mix the contents of the two bowls together kneading until it is fully combined. Discard any remaining liquid.

Snowflake Science

Crystal Snowflake

What You Need:

1 wide mouth jar
3 white pipe cleaners per snowflake
boiling water
borax (look in the laundry aisle for 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster)
pencil or pen

Twist the 3 pipe cleaners together in the center to make a 6-sided figure (picture an X with a line through the middle). Trim as needed so that the snowflake will fit easily into the mouth of the jar. Fill the jar 3/4 full with boiling water. Add 3 tablespoons of Borax for every cup of water that is used. Stir until completely dissolved. It is ok if some of the Borax settles in the bottom of the jar. Tie the string to one of the ends of the snowflake and the other end of the string to the pencil. Dip the snowflake into the water making sure that the string is long enough to completely cover it with water. Rest the pencil across the top of the jar. Check to see that the snowflake floats freely not touching the sides or bottom of the jar. Let the jar rest, undisturbed overnight (at least 8 hrs). The result is a snowflake covered in shiny crystals!

Important: Adult supervision is needed when using boiling water and Borax. Please keep the Borax out of children's reach.