Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Insta Pot Tortellini Soup

I love tortellini soup, and using my "insta pot". I looked on pinterest for a recipe and didn't love the ones I saw, so I winged it.

I used this recipe as a base.

My recipe:
1/2# of pork sausage
2 cups cut up baby carrots
1 cup zucchini cut up
1/2 white onion cut up
64oz Chicken broth
1 Tbsp of paprika
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
1 tsp of salt and pepper

1 bag of frozen cheese Tortellini

I put 32 oz. of the chicken broth and the pork in the IP and turned it to saute. Once the pork was cooked I added everything, except the tortellini. I put it on manual for 5 minutes. Once it was done I did a quick release. I opened it up and tossed in the tortellini and put it on saute. I let it sit and "simmer" until the tortellini was done!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes

I got my Instant Pot less than a week ago and I have been easing into it. I just planned my whole month menu and planned everything around the IP! I started cooking the potatoes at 5:45 and we were eating at 6:15!

I got some Kielbasa last week and wanted to use it up. I found this crockpot recipe and adapted it for the IP.

Then I found this IP recipe to find out how to cook the potatoes.

So here is the recipe:
1/2 a bag of 5# bag of potatoes, so 2 1/2#s of potatoes.
Olive oil
1 Cup Chicken broth
1 Package of Kielbasa
1 can green beans

I sprinkled olive oil into the bottom of the IP pan, added a few pinches of Rosemary, Parsley, and Garlic. I turned the IP onto Saute. My husband diced up the potatoes didn't peel them. I added them as he cut them up and added more oil and seasoning as we went along. Once we were done adding potatoes I continued to stir them around for about 8 minutes.

I turned the IP off. Added about 1 cup of chicken broth, stirred, topped with a can of green beans and cut up kielbasa- did NOT stir. I put the lid on and set it to cook for 10 minutes.

My husband was worried the potatoes wouldn't be cooked tender enough. As soon as it was done cooking I released the pressure. The potatoes were falling apart tender! Yum!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sharing Time: Modesty and Word of Wisdom

I had to combine 2 weeks into 1 since we had Stake Conference. Since the topics were Modesty and the Word of Wisdom I made 1 big game to cover both.

I wrote on the board:

I had this game board with the couple that they needed to try to get to the temple.
I printed the couple out at about 3 inches tall. I cut them out and laminated them and stuck a magnet on the back. 

I got a poster board at Dollar Tree, then cut out the game board out of vinyl and put it on the board. 

I printed, colored, cut out and laminated all these pieces. Before I laminated them I wrote on the back of each one. It was either Modest, Immodest, Good, or Bad. On the Modest and Good ones it said move ahead X spaces. On the Immodest and Bad ones it said move back X spaces. I made sure that in the end they would end up at the temple. 

Using your stockpile: Chicken Noodle Bake

I was examining my stockpile while trying to come up with what to make for dinner.

I got my egg noodles FREE.

My frozen veggies were .25 cents per bag

We got our Cream of Chicken during a Case Lot sale.

The only thing I NEED to buy for this meal is chicken!

Chicken Noodle Bake
1/2 bag egg noodles
1 can Cream of Chicken
1 cup milk (add more if needed)
Salt to taste
1 to 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup frozen veggies (or more if you want, my family isn't into veggies)

Cook egg noodles until almost done. Put in strainer while you cook everything else. Whisk together cream of chicken and milk. Once well blended add salt and Italian seasoning. Once it comes to a boil add chicken and veggies. Once everything is well heated stir in noodles. Heat thoroughly and serve!