cheesy chicken and rice

okay, i'll be honest. this doesn't look all that appetizing in the making. i'm debating just taking the pictures off altogether and giving you the recipe. because this is so delicious that you need the recipe. but if you start making it and think "this looks disgusting" you might stop making it. so let's get your disgust overwith here on the blog, and then you can enjoy it without worrying about it later. let's get started. you'll need one or two chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese soup, and a crock pot. that's it, folks.
toss in your chicken,

then mix your soups together,and pour on top.
cook on low all day or high 4-5 hours.
about an hour before we eat i like to add some broccoli, but that's just me. i love cheesy broccoli.
serve over rice.

one of my favorite and easiest dinners ever.

cheesy chicken and rice

two chicken breasts
one can cream of chicken soup
one can cheddar cheese soup
broccoli (optional)

lay the chicken breasts in the crock pot, then pour the combined soups on top. cook all day on low or 4-5 hours on high. add broccoli if desired an hour before eating; serve over rice.


breakfast burritos

you can stop at easily 15 places in albuquerque and get a really great breakfast burrito on a saturday morning. not so in utah, i've found. but sometimes i just gotta have one, so i make my own. super easy, super delish, for breakfast OR dinner. let's get started. you'll need hashbrowns, breakfast meat, eggs, grated cheese, green chile or salsa, and flour tortillas. let's start with hasbhrowns. make some oreida from the package or make your own. i like to do my own. just peel a potato and grate with a cheese grater. use plenty of butter, salt and pepper. melt the butter in the pan first, then add the potatoes. leave them--don't stir!--for a few minutes (4-5) to let them brown and get crispy, them flip them over for a few more.

next, brown some sausage. i just used half a package of the tubular kind for our small family, but if you love sausage, go for the whole thing! you can even do links if you want, just slice them like you would a hot dog for a little kid when they're done. bacon also works in these. so really, just get some of your favorite breakfast meat and cook it next.
there. this is removed to a paper towel to drain while the eggs cook. sorry about the dark picture, that's about status quo for my kitchen: dark.

next you need scrambled eggs. i like to use my greasy sausage pan for this. break 4 eggs, combine with milk and salt and pepper. stir, then pour into a medium-high pan. stir, scramble, knock yourself out.
mmmm. eggs.
if you've got the real thing, get out some green chile. if not, open a can of hatch. it's the next best thing.
now, assemble. warm up some flour tortillas in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. add potatoes, eggs, meat, grated cheese, green chile (or salsa works too). don't overdo it, or you won't be able to close the tortilla...kinda like i did here.
now wrap it up, and inhale.

emily's breakfast burritos

hashbrowns, cooked
breakfast meat, cooked (sausage or bacon)
scrambled eggs
grated cheddar cheese
green chile or salsa
flour tortillas

combine hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, cooked sausage or bacon, grated cheese, and salsa or green chile. wrap in a flour tortilla and enjoy--and make sure you eat over a plate and have plenty of napkins on hand!

another bonus: assemble your hasbhrowns in bulk, then wrap them individually in foil and freeze. then you have a quick and handy breakfast when you're in a hurry!


sara's fresh peach cobbler

this is a recipe my sister sara got from our mom, but my mom has no recollection of this, so i'm calling it sara's. it's so good. i woke up saturday morning thinking about it and had to have it. so let's get started. you'll need 5-6 fresh peaches, 2/3 cup sugar, a tablespoon of cornstarch, 1/4 cup of water, a white cake mix, and a stick of butter.

peel your peaches.
then slice across the middle, all the way around the peach.
grab both ends and twist, then remove the stone.
slice the peaches, and peel the red stuff out of the middle.
then add 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tbsp. cornstarch, and 1/4 cup of water.
cook and stir until the mixture is thick and bubbly.
now pour your cake mix into a separate bowl and add your stick of (melted) butter.
then cut the butter into the cake mix with a knife. don't mix, just cut while you spin the bowl until the butter is mixed and the mixture is crumbly.

like so!
now pour your peaches into a square pan,
and add the cake mix on top. spread it around, then toss it into the oven at 400* for 20-25 minutes or until the cake mix is browned.
like this. mmmmboy.
normally i would serve this with vanilla ice cream but i forgot to buy it, so this is fresh whipped cream (which was delicious, by the way).

sara's fresh peach cobbler

2/3 cups sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup of water
4 cups of fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (5-6 peaches)

combine together and cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. pour into 9x9 pan. in a separate bowl, add a white cake mix, one stick of butter (melted), and cut in with a knife until crumbly. sprinkle cake mixture over fruit. bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until topping is brown. serve warm with vanilla ice cream.