Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tomato Tortellini Soup

This one is a nice, easy winter soup. The kind that makes you go 'ahhhh'.


6 cups of chicken broth

4 oz chive and onion cream cheese

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 package of refrigerated tortellini


Mix all ingredients

Bring to a low boil

Lower heat and add tortellin

Simmer for 10 minutes

Serve and enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Life as a Lofthouse (Food Blog): Baked Chicken Croquettes

A big hit with the hubby, and another easy peasy one!

Baked Chicken CroquettesMakes about 22-24 croquettes (Serves 4-6)
3 cups cooked Chicken, finely chopped ( I used my food processor)1/2 cup Chicken Broth1 Tablespoon dried Minced Onion1 Tablespoon dried ChivesSalt and Pepper, to taste
2 cups Mashed Potatoes1 1/2 cups prepared Stuffing ( I use Stove-Top chicken stuffing)3/4 cup Dried Seasoned BreadcrumbsOlive Oil cooking spray
Gravy:2 packets Chicken Gravy mixwater packets call for(Prepare according to package directions)
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large skillet, over medium heat add the finely chopped chicken. Stir in the broth, minced onion and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mixture is heated through. About 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat.In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed potatoes and stuffing. Season with salt and pepper. Stir. Then add in chicken mixture. Stir together gently until well combined. Once mixture has cooled slightly, take a 1/4 cup of mixture at a time and shape into an oval log. Roll in the dried breadcrumbs and then place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, setting croquettes atleast 1 inch apart so their not touching. Once all croquettes are made generously spray them with olive oil spray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden-brown and crispy. Serve with gravy!

Life as a Lofthouse (Food Blog): Baked Chicken Croquettes: I have been wanting to try croquettes for awhile now. They've just always looked so mouth-watering good! The only problem was that the t...