I really love this soup. It has great flavor and there is nothing better than hot soup waiting for you after work on a cold day.
2 C. dry cannellini beans
1 C. frozen chopped onion
4 t minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1 t dried rosemary
1 t dried thyme
1 parmesan cheese rind (opt)
Rinse beans in colander and add to large zipper bag.
Add next 6 ingredients to beans. Zip to seal.
Add bean mixture to slow cooker along with
64 oz low sodium chicken broth.
Cook on low for 10 hours, remove cheese rind then add ¼ C. heavy cream & ¼ C. grated parmesan cheese about 15 minutes before serving.
Sprinkle with real bacon bits if desired.
We love tilapia! It is inexpensive and easy to make. Here is one of our favorite recipes.
4-6 tilapia filets
1 ½ t Chinese 5 spice powder
3 T tamari
3 T honey
Add tilapia filets to 9×13 baking dish.
Mix next 3 ingredients in a small bowl and pour over tilapia.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Pesto! It’s not just for pasta!
Pesto has great flavor and when you buy the store bought, all the hard work has been done for you. It makes a great marinade. I used chicken tenders but you could also use chicken breasts or steak. ohhh steak! I am making that next. It sounds wonderful.
12-15 chicken tenders
½ C. jarred basil pesto sauce
1 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
3 large or pint of cherry tomatoes
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick spray.
Pour half of pesto sauce in bottom of pan and spread thin.
Add chicken tenders. Top with tomato slices.
Brush tomatoes with remaining pesto sauce.
Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with foil.
Bake covered in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with a crusty bread and use sauce from pan for a bread dip.
What is your favorite way to use pesto?
Now this is comfort food! Perfect meal for a cool crisp night. Best of all, you can easily pop this in the oven after work. No slaving over a hot stove or messing up the kitchen on a busy weeknight. Just bake and serve!
1 ½ lb pork tenderloin
6 baby new potatoes
Small bag baby carrots
1 ½ C. frozen chopped onion
2 T olive oil
2 t dried rosemary
1 t dried sage
¼ t pepper
Place tenderloin in 9×13 baking dish sprayed with non stick spray.
Add potatoes, carrots and chopped onion around pork.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle with herbs and toss gently go coat.
Cover with foil.
Bake covered in 450 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and meat is 165 degrees.
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Yes, it really is easy and so darn yummy! I have been able to find these ready made crab cakes at the seafood counter at the grocery store. They come in regular and spicy and are about $1.00 each. I used 2 for 6 servings. Every time I make these, they are gone in minutes and never any leftovers!
1 1⁄2 lbs peeled extra large peeled raw shrimp
2 pre-made crab cakes
1 lb bacon
Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of crab cake for each shrimp.
Cut bacon into thirds.
Wrap each shrimp and crab with bacon. Store in large container with lid using wax paper between layers.