Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday everyone! One week until Christmas! I hope you have a great weekend!

Spicy Thai Noodles
c/o Stephanie Cooks
1 box fettucini or linguine
1-2 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or half vegetable half sesame)
6 tbsp honey
6 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup green onions
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup cilantro
3/4 cup crushed peanuts
1- Cook pasta according to package, set aside.
2- Meanwhile, heat the oil with the red pepper flakes for about 5 minutes. Strain pepper flakes, reserving the oil.
3- Whisk the honey and soy sauce into the oil.
4- Toss in the pasta and coat well. 
5- At this point you can decide if you want this served hot or cold. If you want it cold, refrigerate until ready to serve, then toss in the remaining ingredients prior to serving. If hot, add in the carrots, onions, cilanto, and peanuts, stirring well. 

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 can (10 oz) of enchilada sauce
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 package (10 oz) frozen corn
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
8 chicken tenderloins or 2 whole chicken breasts

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat and stir in the flour until smooth and bubbly.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the chicken broth and 1/2 cup of milk, stirring to make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Return to heat and bring to a gentle boil, stirring until it thickens. Then in a large bowl, whisk in the enchilada sauce and the chicken broth mixture.
  4. Continue to whisk the mixture as you add the rest of the milk.
  5. In a crockpot, combine the beans, tomatoes, frozen corn, onions, and green peppers.
  6. Place the chicken tenderloins or breasts on top of this mixture.
  7. Pour the sauce you just made over the chicken & veggie ingredients in the crockpot.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  9. Right before serving, take out the chicken and shred it. Then add it back into the pot and mix to combine well.
  10. You can top this with whatever cheese you like and whatever toppings (olives, guacamole, sour cream, etc.)
Sugar Cookie Bars
c/o Annie Bakes
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large jelly pan.  In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Then add eggs 1 at a time until incorporated, but don't over mix.  Add vanilla.  Then slowly add the flour, salt and baking soda.  Pour into the pan and spread it out using your hands.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.  Let cool.


4 cups of powdered sugar and add milk to it by the tablespoonful until creamy.  Add food coloring if you so desire.



  1. for the first time ever, I have come by on "food friday" and have already eaten!! It did not help....looking at these pics makes me want to eat again! ;)
    Trying the second recipe for sure!

  2. Oh my - the first dish looks especially delicious and incredibly easy!


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