Monday, September 13, 2010

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Burritos

This is a favorite at our house, and is so easy.  True to a crock pot recipe, you just throw everything in, let it cook, then enjoy!

3-4 Chicken Breasts (uncooked-either frozen or thawed.  Mine are ALWAYS frozen :) )
1 Jar Salsa (Mild, Medium, or Hot, it's up to you)
1/2-1 package of taco seasoning
Optional:  Green peppers, onions, or whatever else you want to add)

1. Add above ingredients together
2. Cook in Crock pot on low for 5-6 hours. 
3. When you are ready to serve, shred the chicken using a fork.  Mix altogether. 

Serve with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortillas, beans, etc...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pomegranate Gelato

I know, I know, it has been a while since I have posted.  But for those of you (if any of you haven't given up on me yet) who haven't figured it out yet, we are expecting baby number 2!  So I haven't been feeling well.  But I have 3 posts ready to be published (almost) that I have been slacking on, so stick with me if you want some good recipes! 

I received some free POM Pomegranate juice from POM recently and decided to use it in a sorbet.  But after looking through ideas/recipes I decided on a Gelato.  It wasn't bad.  Not 100% like a Gelato, but pretty good.  We are big Gelato fans!  It is important to use POM juice with this recipe because from what I have read, other juices will turn the Gelato a grayish color.  So stick with the POM!  This stuff is good, and good for you!
Recipe found on
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups bottled pomegranate juice
1/3 cup pomegranate liqueur such as PAMA  (I omitted this)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1. Whisk together cream, milk, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking occasionally, then boil, whisking, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining ingredients.

2. Transfer to a bowl and chill, uncovered, until cold, at least 1 hour.
3. Freeze in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 2 hours.
4. Soften gelato slightly in refrigerator, about 20 minutes, before serving.

*can garnish with pomegranate seeds or whatever else you want to add. I ate mine with chocolate chips!