Monthly Archives: December 2015

Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Soup

Mushroom SoupMy sister in law requests two things when I cook for her.  Chili or soup.  I just made her chili so soup it was last night.  She is also a flexible eater so I wanted something hearty but at the same time macro-friendly.  Things have been so busy with work and the holidays that as much as I like to cook, I’ve been trying to keep things quick and simple.  If I had more time I would have cooked the chicken myself in order to give the soup extra flavor, however, I shredded a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken I had.  Next time I make it I may opt for chicken thighs only and brown them in the dutch oven before sautéing the veggie ingredients.  Regardless of this recipe’s simplicity it was a crowd pleaser.  The whole family randomly got together last night and basically licked the pot clean.  That’s saying a lot when you have two brothers in their Thirties who think soup is chick food and still cringe at the sight of vegetables. Continue reading

Chicken and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Squash SquareThe spaghetti and butternut seem to get all the love when it comes to squashes, however, I believe the acorn squash is being highly underutilized when it comes to fall comfort cooking.  It’s almost like a sweet potato in flavor and texture and often becomes my replacement when I’m looking for a dinner side-dish that’s moderate in carbs. If you’re looking to keep it simple, all you need to do is slice it and roast it with just a little olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and grated parmesan and you’ve got a delicious side that you can eat like vegetable watermelon slices. Continue reading