The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

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93. slow cooker chicken taco soup

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Another good meal for a cool fall day.

I thought the flavor of the beer came through too strong, so next time I might use half beer and half chicken broth, or all broth. (I had a bottle of beer in the refrigerator that my dad left there a while back, and I was tired of it taking up space. Neither BP nor I actually drink beer, so I was glad to get rid of it.)

taco soup

slow cooker chicken taco soup


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September 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

64. bean quesadillas

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Lately, I’ve had a hankerin’ for Mexican food, and I love me a quesadilla.

These were quick to put together and very fresh tasting with all the fresh veggies that went into them.

Instead of frying mine in a vat of oil, however, like the recipe suggests, I used a nonstick skillet and heated my quesadilla on both sides until the cheese was melted and the tortillas were crisp.

I cut my quesadilla into quarters and ate it with salsa. Yum!


bean quesadilla

Written by louise914

June 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm

32. slow-cooker beer-braised pork and black bean soup

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Recipe source: Real Simple

This soup was simple and easy to put together (even though I did drop the chunk of pork on the floor and had to wash it off – ha!), but it was just okay on taste. It could have used some more flavor. I probably will not make this again.

beer-braised pork and black bean soup

Written by louise914

March 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

7. slow-cooked pork verde with white rice

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010

This was a really good meal. It took me less than 15 minutes to put in the slow cooker before I left for work this morning, and maybe another 15 minutes to finish up the sauce before supper.

The sauce consisted of carrots, black beans, green enchilada sauce and cilantro all cooked in the slow cooker; the pork roast created the cooking juices for the sauce.

BP and I like Jasmine white rice, so that’s what we ate with the pork. The sauce was equally good spooned over the rice and the pork.

slow-cooked pork verde with white rice

Written by louise914

January 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm