Recipes For My Boys: Comfort Food
Showing posts with label Comfort Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comfort Food. Show all posts

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Crock Pot Cabbage and Kielbasa

I needed to make something healthier for us after the holidays.  Although I am still going to make a cake or pudding or muffins or, or, or...  Well, something anyway.   Hopefully this will make up for whatever it is I am about to throw together.  Hubby and I love cabbage and kielbasa in the colder months.  It's a comfort food.  Add the sweet peppers, garlic and onion and yes, I am feeling a lot of comfort going on.  I went heavy on the garlic because I'm not feeling great...feel free to cut back.  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Cabbage and Kielbasa

16 oz turkey kielbasa, sliced 1/2 to 3/4"
1 head cabbage, chopped
4 to 6  medium to large carrots, sliced 1/2 to 3/4" 
10 small sweet colored peppers, cut in quarters  
or 1 large colored pepper, chopped
1/2 large onion, chopped
5 to 10 cloves garlic or 1 to 2 Tablespoons minced
4 cups chicken broth
28 oz can diced tomatoes, mine was flavored with basil, garlic and oregano
(V8 juice is also great in this recipe!)
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon white pepper, or to taste

Prep veggies and kielbasa.  In 6 quart crock pot add chicken broth and tomatoes.  Season with salt and pepper..  Add garlic, peppers, onion, carrots and sausage.  Stir.  Add cabbage, stirring so it will fit.  Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours, depending how you like your veggies.  This can also be cooked on low for 8 hours. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.  Serve with Big Ole Yeast Rolls or One Hour French Bread and you have a great comfort meal!  



Monday, November 5, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

It's cooler, I want soup!  Hubby, one of the twins and I just love soup!  Homemade soup that is. Soup that is made with love and not from a machine.  Although they do come in handy every now and then when hubby cooks for the boys.  It's just too easy to make soup from scratch.  A little this, some of that.  What's left in the fridge, in the pot it goes and you made a new favorite!  This one, however, is an old classic.  Super easy and ready to eat in 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 chicken breast halves
12 cups chicken broth,  homemade or bought
1 1/2 cups celery, sliced
2 cup carrots, sliced, I cut up baby ones
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, or to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
1 16 oz package thin egg noodles, make your own egg noodles
thyme, optional

Rinse chicken breast.  Put in large stock pot along with broth, celery, pepper, garlic, salt and onion. Bring to a boil and simmer, to low boil, 20 minutes. 
Take chicken breast out and cut into bite size pieces if done, not pink inside. Raise heat to boil broth. Add egg noodles (whole package makes a lot of noodles) , carrots and chicken pieces to pot.  Cook according to directions on egg noodle package.  
Sprinkle with thyme before serving if desired.  



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