Wednesday, December 9, 2015

21 Day Fix: Broccoli Cheese Soup

 
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories per serving: 253
Containers: 1 1/2 Green, 1 Blue, 1/4 Red, 1/2 tsp
 
Ingredients:
2 tsp butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
32 oz low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups broccoli, roughly chopped
2 cups cauliflower, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
2 cups broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 1/3 cups shreded sharp cheddar cheese
 
Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and carrots. Cook until the carrots and onions start to soften.
  3. Add the roughly chopped broccoli (do NOT add the broccoli that you chopped into small pieces yet), the cauliflower, 1/2 tsp salt, and the broth. Cover and simmer until the veggies are all very soft. You should be able to easily mash them against the side of the pot.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli that's been chopped small in the microwave. Put them in a glass bowl with a couple tablespoons of water, then cook until very soft. I put them in for about 5 minutes, stopping after 2 minutes to stir.
  5. Once veggies from the pot (with the chicken broth) are soft, puree the mixture in the blender. Return to pot.
  6. Heat pot on low heat. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and the cooked finely chopped broccoli until all of the cheese is melted. Add pepper to taste.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

21 Day Fix: Turkey Meatballs

 
Makes 6 servings (5 meatballs per serving). 1 serving = 1 red and 1/2 yellow
 
1.5 lbs lean ground turkey
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp paprika
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2 cloves of garlic
12 fresh parsely sprigs, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato sauce
 
Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
3. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well (with your hands).
4. Roll mixture into 30 1-inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
 
I got this recipe from the following website: https://ashleyalbeck.wordpress.com
 


Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Bazaars


I am LOVING Christmas Bazaars!! Luckily I have a friend who enjoys being an old lady with me and goes to all of these with me!! 

Next year we plan on going back to the following:
Jingle Bell House
Hillcrest Baptist Church Craft Fair
Christmas Spectacular at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown
Harvest Festival & Craft Show (9700 Neenah Ave---try their yummy cake)
West Oaks Baptist Church Bazaar (2900 W Slaughter Ln)
Dashing Through the Snow in Dripping Springs

This year we also went to the following, but we probably won't go back next year (just not enough time to drive to them all):
Cinnamon Bear Show at the Community Christian Church in Round Rock
Sleigh Bell Lane in Round Rock
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (way to pricey, not what we were expecting)