Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What's for Dinner?

A week or two ago I found a blog called Plain Chicken.  I don't know if you've been to this blog or not, but if you haven't, and you like simple, southern recipes, I suggest checking it out.  I had seen this soup on Pinterest a few times and then I saw it again on Plain Chicken (which I believe she also found it on Pinterest, but I like to hear from someone who has tried it, and gives a review) so I decided to try it.  We LOVED it.  It only takes about 2 min to throw everything into the crock pot.  Easiest dinner ever, right!?!  I DID make one change, every recipe I've seen calls for shredded hash browns, but I think the homestyle kind is better.  I just think potatoes cut into tiny squares is more pleasing than shredded potato.  I just don't know how I feel about shredded potato in my soup, but I am picky about the texture of my food. Just a suggestion!  I think this will be my go-to cold day recipe.  I usually crave beans, cornbread, and fried potatoes, but Curtis doesn't like beans because he doesn't know what's good so I find other soups to make.  This is by far the easiest.  One of my other favorites is Cheeseburger Soup, it is absolutely delicious but you have to spend an hour+ in the kitchen cutting shit up.  I like the "throw it all in the crock pot" kind much better.

Here is the recipe:
1 bag of frozen hash browns (30 oz, I use Ore Ida homestyle)
3 cans of chicken broth
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
2 tbsp dried chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 block of cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)

Throw everything except the cream cheese into the crock pot.  Cook on low 8-10 hours.  15 min before serving stir in cream cheese.

I noticed that the cream cheese will stay in small chunks for a little bit.  They will break down eventually.  It just looks weird at first.  You can also top your bowl with stuff you would put on a potato (bacon, chives, cheese, etc.)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pay It Forward Quilt Finished!

Well, the Pay It Forward quilt is finally finished!  It was actually finished about two weeks ago, I have just been dragging my blogger feet when it came to writing this post.  It really didn't take all that long to make, I just kept getting distracted by other things (like TV and internetting).  Some might say that this quilt is waaaay too big to be a baby quilt.  I say they are wrong.  It seems silly to me to spend time on a teeny tiny quilt that can only be used for a few months and then put away in a closet FOR-EV-ER (Sandlot style)!  This one is big enough to lay on the floor and let the baby play on it while they are small and then they can cover up with it and carry it around when they are toddler-ish.  I am making another baby/child quilt very soon, but I can't say anything about that one until it is done.  It is a surprise for someone.

On another note, I have been thinking about making this an "everything" blog.  I love sewing and showing off what I have made, but I'd also like to talk about random things and participating in link-ups and other blogging nonsense.  Would any of my seven followers be offended if I converted "Sewin' Shit" to "Sewin Shit... and other shit"?

 Popular topics of discussion would most likely be...

  1. sewin' shit
  2. trying to lose weight, eat better, excercise
  3. recipes I've tried and my reviews
  4. link-ups with other bloggers
  5. random life happenings
I have pretty much made up my mind that this is going to happen, so if one of you seven wants to jump ship, now would be the time! (please don't, really, I only have seven of you)