Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recipe: Crockpot Salsa Chicken

I am a member of a cooking group on Facebook and when I saw this recipe I was skeptical. (Cream of chicken soup and salsa? Really?) But everyone was raving about it so I tried it. It is VERY band friendly (I have been having issues lately with being tight...and this is after I was SURE I needed a fill a couple of weeks ago), tasty, and perfect for lunch.

Next time I make it (and there will be a next time), I will use half the chicken and add a can of black beans and a can of corn to add some fiber. Otherwise...perfect.

Crockpot Salsa Chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup (condensed) or cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

Add chicken to slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Mix salsa and soup; pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours OR high for 3 to 4 hours. Shred chicken with a fork. Stir in sour cream until heated, then serve over rice or tortillas. (Or just in a bowl or with a few tortilla chips if you're a bandster.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I'm exhausted. What dumbass thought it would be a good idea for me to work 40 hours at one job and 16 at the other one, all in one week?

(Oh yeah. That would be me. Ahem.)

New job is good. I no longer feel like a TOTAL idiot. Just a semi-idiot.

I'm still figuring out food. Breakfast has been a tiny serving of homemade ham and cheese quiche at 7:30. (I don't really love the way it came out. I need to keep working on it.) Atkins protein shake around 10:30. Lunch around 1:00, with half of my lunch saved for a snack before the afternoon rush around 5:00.  Today I made a pasta and tuna salad made with Barilla Plus pasta over lettuce and spinach. Wasn't bad. Tomorrow I'm bringing chicken salad and Triscuits. I have to learn to eat faster - no food allowed at the front desk and that's where I am all week.

Oh, thanks for the awesome ideas. I'm going to try some of them out next week. I liked the other Stephanie's idea about the avocado & chicken...that sounds fab. I don't like egg salad or meat roll ups but I have some good ideas now.

I have run out of thinking. G'night.