Hardy Mexican Chicken Tortellini Soup

I’ve been working on making this my double up and meal prep week.

One of the things I have prepped in this savory soup that is perfect for a cold day.

Feeds 4 + some for storing adjust according to your family size

Let’s Start with what you will need.

1lb bag of Cheese Tortellini( I used Frozen this time)

1/4 cup of elbo macaroni (optional)

1 medium sized onion chopped (red if you have one, but I didnt this time and used white)

2 celery stock pieces choppped

2 cloves of garlic

1 pint of diced tomato or 4 tomatoes diced

2 box of chicken broth

1 whole Rotisserie chicken ( I literally by the already cooked ones to save me time and money)

1/4 cup chopped carrot stixx

1/2 cup of red,yellow, orange sweet bell pepper mini

2 heaping table spoons of Italian seasoning

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro chopped

1/2 Avacodo ( for topping)

1 tbs of chilli powder ( clean looking ingredients meaning you can read and understand what your eating)

1tbs of taco seasoing ( clean looking ingredients avoid msg)

1 can of tomato soup

1 tbs of black pepper

Mexican Cheese blend ( for topping)

2 cups of water

1/2 cup of orange juice

Combine all liquid incredients and HALF of each spice and herb in a pot

let that cook for 1 hour on low

Pull the breast meat and one leg meat off the chicken, throw it in the pot.

* If you threw the whole chicken in the freezer like I did this particular day just be sure to throw it in the fridge the night before and then put it in your soup as soon as you throw the herbs n such in.

The other part I pull off and use for other meals such as chicken salad or quesodillas, salad topping ( fry in a pan with a little oil peprika and lemon peper), etc

Put in your elbo macaroni and Tortellini

the last 20 min add in your chopped veggies and the rest of your herbs n spices, except the cilatro save that.

Cook

Serve with a toping of avacado and cheese

Put the rest in a freezer bag laying flat to save room

OR can that sucker up in a canning jars.

Optional toppings

sour cream

corn chips

Tortilla toasted

There you have it, you made supper and prepped for another night all in one pot.

You’re Amature Cook,

The Outdoor Redhead

P.s. I don’t know anything, I am a student in this life just like you.

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Venison Alfredo Lasagna

This is just how I do it y’all. I’m not a chef, but the people ive made this for seems to like it 🙂

Lasagna
Serves family of 3

1 package of 100% whole wheat lasagna pasta.

1 yellow bell pepper diced
1 orange bell pepper diced
2 tomatoes diced
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 red onion

1/2 lb of ground venison or beef marinated in all natural hickory liquid smoke ( liquid smoke should have the the amount needed on the back of bottle)
*If you’re local to the UP super one has liquid smoke on sale for $1.

1tsp of ababo seasoning
1tsp of tumeric

1 jar of Alfredo sauce ( look at the ingredients, less is more, and make sure you KNOW all that’s in it)

1 cup of cheese ( your choice)

Brown venison in pan add the ababo and turmeric.

If your noodles need to be cooked, cook them.

Start with a layer of Alfredo on the bottom of your baking pan.

Layer the noodles, veggies,meat..until you get to the last two layers. Add the cheese in

Cover with tin foil, cook at 350°F for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

*EXTRA $aver

Look in your fridge for left overs or unused, but needing to be used veggies. Chopp the veggies up really fine and add it to your meat.
I.e. zuccine, carrots, taco meat,pepperonies

On The Go “Meal”

Summer is a busy time of year, especially with the kids out of school.

We in particular do not waste day light.

Today for instance, we are heading out to our family camp to grab gravel and a air condition, as soon as , my husband gets home from work.

Knowing this I made us our “Togo” meal.

All I do is cook up some Polish sausage, slice it up.

Then I dice up a block of cheese, mix in cranberries.

Put a napkin on top add some veggie RITZ crackers.

I mix up my one year old little bowl.

Making the meat pieces smaller and with no skins, I mix in the cranberries, cheese, meat, cheese it’s, and a couple veggies crackers.

I put these in reusable containers (because I’m frugal dude)

Some times of I have them I mix in such as sweet peppers,cucumbef,carrots too. But since today we had salad for lunch, I just wasn’t feeling it to be honest lol

Made From Scratch Rhubarb Cake

3 cups raw Rhubarb cut
1  cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tbs of Cinammon 
1 Farm Fresh Egg
1/2 cup butter
1 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour


Wash and Cut your Rhubarb dicing it.  Fill a measuring cup up to 3 cups
Mix all dry ingredients except for your cinnamon and white sugar

Add liquid ingredients blending until it is all mixed and there are no lumps

Add in your rhubarb

Pour that mixture in a 9x13x2-inch pan

Take your cinnamon and white sugar mix it together,  then sprinkle on top of the cake. 

Prehead oven to 350°F Bake for 35 Minutes

Let cool,  you should have a moist yet sticky cake that is delicious! 


-Tashanna

TASTY CHICKEN BAGUETTE

Start with warming your baguettes in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

While those are warming chop up 1 cup of chicken breast.

Add 1 tbs of olive oil, your chopped chicken, a sprinkle of garlic, Basil, and tumuric.

Cook until well done.

Then wash and chop up Roman lettuce and tommatoe🍅

Cut your baguette, layer on the Chen while it’s still warm, then Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and a drizzle of oil & vinager.

Vuala !

GRILLED CHICKEN STIRFRY

Super easy meal.

This is for a family of 3
2 cup Jasmine rice (you can use brown rice)
1 handful snap peas
2 diced carrots
1 dices yellow squash
1 chicken breast grilled in 1 tbs. Of olive oil and sprinkled with turmeric

Sauce
Honey & worcestershire sauce, pinch of salt mix until the consistency is thick.

I start with the chicken, grill it and set it aside on a plate. Using the same pan cook my rice as directed, then add in the vegtables. Cook the veggies until they become slightly tender and finish with the sauce.

-Tashanna

Easy Yummy Pasta

As y’all know from my previous recipe post. I don’t measure. But here is my yummy pasta that delish.

You will need:

Ground Turkey

Abobo seasoning

Whole grain noodles

Crushed tomatoes

Vegetable broth

Green chillies

Start by cooking your pasta in your vegetable broth. Add just enough it tenderizes your pasta.

Then brown your meat, add the seasoning in.

Add your pasta in with your meat once it is browned. Add crushed tomatoes and green chilli

Simmer for a few minutes

Then eat up!

You may add cheese if you would like.

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Easy Teriyaki Venison Steak

This is such an easy healthy meal that you can fix up for your family.

You need:

2 Venison Steak

2 cups of Broccoli

1 can Mushrooms

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Pepper

Pinch of Garlic

A drizzle of Teriyaki seasoning

I start off with boiling my steak quick ( I don’t like the wild taste.)

Then, I rinse it off.

Next, I put on all my seasonings and sauce. Let it sit in a bowl.

I use cast-iron pan and heat my broccoli and mushrooms until they become tender. Add a sprinkle of garlic,salt, and pepper seasoning.

Then I make a little hole and sear my venison on both sides.

Vuala Dinner is served.

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Lazy Crock Pot Chicken That Tastes Like Summer

Its pretty simple, keep in mind I don’t measure anything just eye it so these are rough estimated measurements.

You know how big your family is!

You add your 4 chicken breast thawed please

Then you add pineapple 1/4 cup (I used canned in water)

Then you add mango 1/2 cup( I used frozen in a bag)

Cook that on high for 2.5 hours

(Your breast should be white! Don’t take chances on the pink man)

Then add your BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup

Cook for another 2.5 hours.

Vuala, a yummy dinner you can serve with steamed veggies on the side.