Monday, August 9, 2010

Yummy - ness

I think Pooh said it best when he said, "Oohhh! There's a rumbly in my tumbly!". I recently bought Hans a 50 cent winnie the pooh toy and it brought to mind a couple of yummy things I wanted to share.

First, let me start with dessert. {Cause let's face it, we ALL want to start with dessert!} I'm obsessed with making this. So simple, easy, and D-licious!

Double Chocolate Mocha Trilfe


1 Package brownie mix
1 3/4 cup of cold milk
2 (3.3ounce) packages of Instant White Chocolate Pudding Mix
4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 cups frozen whipped topping (we use fat free cool whip)
Crushed Heath Bars


Prepare brownies according to the package instructions. Bake and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch cubes. (except ours always fall apart so we just put random pieces of brownies for each layer.)

In a medium bowl, mix together pudding and cold milk until mixture begins to thicken. Dissolve coffee granules in water, mix with pudding. Fold in whipped topping.

Begin layerin' up your masterpiece. 1/3 brownies, 1/3 pudding mixture, 1/3 crushed heath mixture (aka. bits 'o heaven)

Recipe A la

Ok, now on to the main dish. I first discovered this staple meal from Minnesota Mama . Gotta love Mama's from Minnesota! Especially, when they are Mama's from Minnesota that deliver AWESOME recipes!! Let me tell ya, it's scrumptious! Like the Trifle dessert, this meal is so simple and {bonus} it makes your house smell oh-so-wonderful.

Chili Chicken Tacos

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1 Tbsp. chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 (scant) Tbsp. chili powder
ground pepper
*I like to add some corn and black beans to the slow cooker as well! Also, to get a little 'zip', I add a little more chiles!

Combine ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover; cook on high 4 hours (or on low 8 hours).

Shred chicken, moisten with a little of the cooking juices. Serve in warm flour tortillas with a little fresh lime juice, shredded white cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.

This recipe also lends itself to other great left over options: Nachos, Fajitas, and Stuffed Green Peppers. Oh, the possibilities are endless.... =-)


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