This was the perfect discovery for a delicious drink on this OH so hot night. Being pregnant I am on the look out for great “indulgences” that are big on sweet and little on the calorie bank. Frozen Watermelon holds onto flavor well and cooled my drink perfectly! In seltzer or a non-cola these little guys are perfect! Here’s to cooling off
An inspiring sale lead me to this delicious concoction! A short while ago I found Instant Hot Chocolate Packages on sale for $.25 a box! Granted the store was severely overstocked from the holidays still and looking to purge, that did not stop my elation. I bought 4 boxes for $1.00 and they are set to expire after next season. So…score!
However, today while cleaning the pantry they eyed me temptingly. “I would love one of those frozen right now!” Here is what I came up with:
Frozen Hot Chocolate items
any type of semi sweet chocolate
instant cocoa mix
-Stir in instant cocoa and allow to cool.
-Slowly add milk until smooth.
Can be eaten now or for a truly tasty treat poor in mugs and place in freezer for an hour. Enjoy!
Before my hubby headed out this week he requested one of his favorites. This chicken and dumplings recipe is so simple it only requires a few ingredients.
-1 lb chicken I use bone in chicken breasts
-2 family size Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup
-Bisquick and milk for the dumplings
-frozen peas (or carrots if you prefer)
-potatoes, butter and milk for the mashed potatoes
Bring chicken to a boil on the stove on high. Lower temperature to allow to simmer and cover until cooked through (about 20-30 minutes depending on cut used). When chicken is finished cooking boil potatoes until fork tender and mash with butter and milk ( I prefer a little sour cream mmmmm) After chicken has cooled shred with fingers. (This can be done on a prep day if you want a quick work week meal.) Place chicken, frozen peas, soup and two cans of water in large pot. Stir well and bring to a boil. Mix 2 1/4 cups Bisquick with 3/4 cup milk to make 10-12 dumplings. Drop the mixture onto the boiling soup by the spoonful. Allow to cook 10 minutes uncovered and 10 with cover for dumplings to form. Remember to watch the temperature to prevent over boil and stir the bottom often to prevent burning.
Last time I had family in I made this and it was a hit. Comfort food at its finest!
Day 3. My new love Green Monster Smoothie! I am not a big breakfast person but this I can do