December 17, 2007

Recipes As Promised......

Chicken Cordon-Bleu Soup

1 stick butter (I use 1/2 stick at the most)
1 small onion diced OR onion powder
1 cup diced carrots (or shredded or a bag of frozen cut carrots)
3 or 4 stalks of celery diced
2 cups diced chicken
(Sautee in the stock pot)

2 heads of broccoli crowns diced (or frozen broccoli)
4 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper (optional)
1 Tbsp. chicken OR veg. boullion ("Better Then Boullion" is excellent!)

(continue to cook till veggies soften then add)

6-8 cups of milk (I use 1 % milk, but whole milk would work too!)
2 cups of diced cooked ham
8 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz. of shredded Swiss cheese (We don't care for Swiss, so I use a cheddar & mozz. blend)

(To thicken the broth, I use instant potatoes but the original recipe call for flour/water.) Serve hot with biscuits, rolls or crackers!! YUMMY!
The picture doesn't have the broccoli, milk or instant potatoes in it yet..... and I forgot to take a picture of it all finished! BUT... believe me, it was delicious!
Artichoke Dip
1 14 oz. Can of Artichoke Hearts (NOT MARINATED)
1/2 Cup mayonaise
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese (fresh grated is best)
Dice up the artichokes (there are usually 5-7 per can) and put them in a bowl add the mayo and parmesan cheese and stir well. Put mixture into a small bowl that can be baked.... a french onion soup bowl works well! I usually add a little bit of the fresh parmesan cheese to the top and bake at 325* for about 20 minutes or till lightly browned and bubbling! Serve warm with Wheat Thins....
(I generally double this recipe and bake in a small casserole dish!)
These are two of our family favorites! ENJOY!


Karen said...

Oh, the soup sounds wonderful! I had the recipe for artichoke dip a couple years ago, but misplaced it, so I'm happy to have it again--thanks for posting it!

mad4books said...

Hey, it's nearly 5:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve (Central Time, as God intended), and Karen has put in a request for Melanie's artichoke dip.

So I ran to your blog for the recipe and am firing up the oven; she's run to the convenience store for ice, and when she gets home, we're spreading out the yummies. (She has to be at work at 7:00 a.m. so we're partying early...she says she wants to be in bed at 9 tonight. Ick!)

When Karen crashes, the kids and I are supposed to head to a friend's New Year's Eve party. Woo hoo!