Saturday, November 27, 2010

Recipe 42: CHEESY POTATO SOUP (soup/stew)

This Soup comes from my cousin Bretts wife, Pam.
She always brings good old boy food to the reunion.
For those cheese snobs, who claim Velveeta is not a cheese and therefore will not try it... YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING!  The Velveeta makes this soup creamy, velvety and cheesy.  Granted it ISNT real cheese, but you have to trust me that it makes this soup awfully tasty.


2 cups potatoes, diced
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups water
dash pepper
1/2 cup celery chopped
3 cubes chicken bouillon
2 TBSP flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 lb velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
1/4 cup onions chopped
1 tsp parsley

combine water, potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, parsley, salt, pepper and bouillon.
Bring to a boil.
Mix flour and milk together and add to boiling ingredients. Stir frequently. turn heat to low and add cheese.
Let cheese melt on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Serve hot with rolls.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Recipe 41: CAFE RIO RICE (side dish, knock off recipe, rice)

This knock off recipe is the Cafe Rio Rice to go with yesterdays recipe, the Cafe Rio shredded chicken. These are very similar to the food served at Cafe Rio out in Utah. Super delicious, and a MUST EAT AT if you are in the Utah area.
4 cups water
4 tsp chicken bouillon
4 tsp garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 can green chiles
3/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP butter
1/2 onion
2 cups uncooked white rice

in a food processor, blend together cilantro, green chiles, and onion.
Bring water to a boil., add all ingredients.
do a quick stir to make sure everything gets covered well.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or so until the rice is tender.