Monday, March 18, 2013

Dinner with Lissa

I'm not big on recipes -- I rarely use them and this is the first time I've actually written one -- nonetheless, here's something I made for dinner tonight.  Let me tell you, it was delicious. So without further adieu, here's my Tree-top Chowder:

1/3-1/2 cup Chicken shredded
1 cup Broccoli separated
1 cup Cauliflower separated
1 can Cream of Broccoli
2/3 cup Soy milk
1/2 Onion diced
3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1/8 cup of green, red, and yellow bell pepper each
1 Potato sliced
1 tbsp Olive oil

Salt, Black pepper, Parmesan cheese, and Kraft grated cheese:  garnished to taste

  • Cook chicken thoroughly in medium sized pot then shred into small pieces
  • Add can of Cream of Broccoli and milk to pot with chicken
  • Add half cup of fresh broccoli and cauliflower each
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes
  • In pan, saute garlic and onions in oil, then add potato slices
  • Add remaining broccoli and cauliflower and allow vegetables to saute thoroughly
  • Add chopped bell pepper to simmering chowder in pot
  •  Dish the sauteed vegetables into bowl, add chowder on top
  • Garnish to taste with Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and shredded cheese
Note the different stages: sauteed veggies, chowder added, garnish added :)
Easy and delicious!  I didn't actually add salt to the chowder because there was salt already in the cream of broccoli, and I prefer the natural taste of the veggies.  Of course, every measurement is completely optional!  I never pay much attention to measurements in recipes, especially when it comes to veggies, so feel free to use whatever is in the vegetable drawer (but it wouldn't be a Tree-top Chowder without the broccoli and cauliflower!).