Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup might not come to mind as a warm weather food but it does at our castle.  I make chicken tortilla soup and we add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheddar and crushed tortilla chips.  It’s like having salad IN your soup!  Or you could think of it as turning a taco salad into a soup.  However you think of it, the flavors are luscious and one loaded bowl will fill your stomach. Continue reading

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Braised Hunter’s Stew

Braised Hunters Stew

Braised Hunters Stew

Braising has become my new favorite food technique.  As much as I swore I’d never use the Dutch ovens my P.S. (Purchaser of Stew ware/ hubby) brought home, I find I like to throw stuff in them and see what results.  I still think Dutch ovens are super heavy to lift down from where they’re stored, and to wash them isn’t pleasant.  But the food coming out of them has been fabulous. Continue reading

Oven Braised Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

I love Swiss steak.  It reminds me of back when my Mom made it in our big electric frying pan.  I don’t think crockpots were invented yet.  But she  made a big batch of Swiss steak in that frying pan on the counter and I loved the gravy.  I wasn’t a big meat-eater even back then; I was all about the gravy and mashed potatoes.  Weight problem?  Um, yes.  I did eat most vegetables, in my defense. Continue reading