Now, doesn't it feel good to laugh?! Children laugh up to 100 times a day, we should try to get in at least a few laughs a day too. So the next time you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, just think of these little stories and laugh out loud!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wisconsin Cauliflower Cheese Soup

We had this soup last night. It was so good! Although it does not taste exactly like the Zupas's pretty dang close=) 

Wisconsin Cauliflower Cheese Soup (copy cat of Zupas) 

3 tbsp butter or margarine

1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 C. chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
1 head (about 2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup pepper jack cheese

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and salt.  Slowly whisk in the milk, chicken broth, and water.  Add the cauliflower and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 10-15 minutes. In small batches, blend the soup in a blender until smooth.  (Make sure to remember to remove the center part of the lid to stop the blender from exploding.)  Return soup to the saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot.  Remove from heat and add mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese.  Stir until until melted and smooth. Garnish soup with remaining cheese.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

It's been a while since I have even added to this blog! I love trying new recipes, so I figured I would start to share some of the good ones on here=) Enjoy!

Tried this one tonight, and YUM!! If you don't want to added kick just leave out the red pepper flakes. 

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

1.5-2C. Chicken Broth
1/2 pkg (9oz) Chicken filled tortellini 
1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 C. Milk
1/4-1/2 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp. Thyme
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
small diced onion
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Butter 
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (opt.) 

Bring Chicken broth to a boil. 
Add tortellini to chicken broth, and boil for 7-8 min or until tortellini is ready

In a sauce pan:
saute Diced onion in 1 Tbsp. of butter
add minced garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and thyme. 

After tortellini is ready (in chicken broth) add the ingredients in the saucepan, milk, cream of chicken soup, and spinach. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for 6-8 min.

Serve hot.