For week 7 of 2014’s New To Me Cooking Challenge I adapted this recipe from Cookies & Cups.
I used Hunts brand tomatoes, but I forget what the ones with peppers are called… something like “roasted red pepper diced tomatoes”. I didn’t drain off the juice. It did leave the whole thing kind of wet, but I just used a slotted spoon to scoop it out of the slow cooker.
I subbed Kidney Beans for the Black Beans, I recently discovered I don’t like Black Beans. Is it weird that I like every other kind of bean I’ve tried?
And I used smaller cans of corn because… weeeeell… I just did. 😉
We ate this Shredded Fiesta Chicken over a huge pile of lettuce, diced raw onions, and some shredded white cheddar cheese with Fajita Tostito Scoops. Honestly… I ended up not even using my fork. I piled the whole lettuce/ chicken mixture into the chips and devoured them! This recipe would make a great party snack! Cook it during the day, then line up the chips, sprinkle some lettuce/ cheese/ maybe onion inside and plop some of the chicken mixture on top! BAM! Plus- it makes quite a bit. There was enough left over to feed both of us for another night.
Wanna see my version of Shredded Fiesta Chicken? Or maybe you want to see the other recipes for the challenge this year? Or have a look at the New 2 Me Cooking Challenge 2013.
I adapted this Sausage & Corn Chowder a smidge from Lemons For Lulu. It popped up in my blog-reader-feed-thingy last week and I *knew* I had to make it for my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge week 4! I’m so glad I did.
The original recipe is called “Skinny”, but at over 250 calories per cup… I just couldn’t. I’ve never made chowder before, so I’m not sure if 250 calories is a lot, but it seems like it is for 1 cup of soup? Or maybe I *think* it’s a lot because I’m a calorie-counting-crazy-lady? Who knows?
What I do know is… this chowder is delish. It’s totally worth the extra time I had to take to scrape burnt sausage off the pan that I left on the stove because I forgot I was cooking sausage and started putzing around on the interwebs. Ooops.
It’s the perfect thickness & consistency for a cold & snowy day. Next time I make this, I’m going to brown the hash browns after I cook the sausage. I’m interested in how the crispier potatoes would taste in this.
We also had Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with this Sausage & Corn Chowder. Instead of rolling them out multiple times & using a round cutter I cut them into square chunks.
Check out the recipe for Sausage & Corn Chowder, or look at the other 2014 New 2 Me Cooking Challenge recipes.