Wild Wednesday

  • Welcome to Wild Wednesday! I'm still working on banners for each of my daily themes, so hopefully by next week I will have them done and ready to use. For today's Wild Wednesday, I promised to post some recipes that our family loves. Here they are!

  • Refried Bean Soup
  • 1 can (16 oz.) spicy fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Tortilla chips
  • shredded cheddar cheese

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips and cheddar cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 package (26 ounces) frozen popcorn chicken
  • 6-8 servings cooked rice

  • Drain pineapple, reserving the juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside. Add enough water to the juice to measure 1-1/3 cups; stir in the vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice mixture until smooth. Gradually add to a skillet and bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pineapple. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, cook chicken in oven according to package directions. Stir into pineapple mixture. Serve immediately over rice. (Feel free to add veggies to this dish, but decrease the amount of chicken if you add veggies...the original recipe called for only 12 oz. of chicken and some green peppers and onions--my kiddos don't like those, so I doubled the chicken). Yield: 6-8 servings.

  • Hope you enjoy these as much as our family does! Check in tomorrow for Top Ten Thursdays...every Thursday I will give a Top Ten list. This week: Top Ten Tips for Selling Your House.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to try that refried bean soup for sure. I bet it would be good with a dod of sour cream too. Thanks for sharing the recipes