Monday, December 10, 2007

Soup's On!

This little girl turns seven months old today:
(This picture was taken last Thursday morning, when I found Evelyn sitting up in her bed all by herself. She has been sitting unassisted for about a month now, but I had no idea she could pull herself into a sitting position.)

Seriously, the time is sprinting by at unforeseeable speeds. I handed her some toy rattle today and she just looked at me as if to say, "Seriously? You want me to play with this old thing? Where are the Little People? Let's break out some crayons. Anything, but the baby toys." Sigh.

Because I can tell I am about to spiral into a post discussing all things Evelyn (how she is working on perfecting the "little girl squeal", how anything Isaac holds she must have now., how she can wear any bow and look baby fabulous, and how her little legs are not quite so little anymore and nine month clothing is on the short side these days), I will demonstrate a bit of restraint and instead share something else.

Since I am going to show such discipline and not speak about my children, I must then speak about food.

It is currently quite chilly where casa de phillips is located, which means the perfect opportunity for me to pull out all my "Cold Weather Recipes." Below is a favorite dish to warm up a chilly night.... which we happened to dine on last night. Enjoy!

Inside-Out Chicken Enchiladas
Courtesy of Alison
4 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 lb of Mexican Velveeta (try the Pepper Jack Velveeta instead to add some kick)
1 can Rotel
Shredded cooked chicken (save time by purchasing a Rotisserie Chicken at your grocer's deli)
1 Carton Half and Half
Enough Milk to fill Half and Half Carton
Salt and Chili Powder, to desired taste
Combine all ingredients. Cook over medium low to low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve over crushed corn Doritos. Yum!


Kelly said...

She's a cutie! That recipe sounds yummy and maybe even up to my I-hate-to-cook skill level. :)

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Jennifer said...

Where has the time gone? I must say that the second child grows up SOOO much faster than the first. They see everything that the big sibling does and they want to keep up. It makes me really sad. I feel like Cooper's baby stage was extremely short.

The recipe sounds great!

jenny biz said...

Evelyn is beautiful! I love baby's toothless laughs and smiles! That recipe sounds yummy! I'm gonna have to try that one!

Sydni said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! We'll probably try it next week - it's cold enough here for soup....

Evelyn is 100% adorable!

Anonymous said...

This recipe is the one you told me about at my house, right? AKA a particular kind of liquidy meal that may or may not go over well with a husband who is not a fan of the liquid meal? I served tomato basil soup and grilled cheese for Sunday lunch (apparently, the huge roast/potatoes/dessert/Sunday extravaganza skipped this generation) and I got a quizzical look wondering if there was adult food somewhere waiting in the wings. However, as usually happens, the soup and grilled cheese was enjoyed by all!

Kelli said...

and that annonymous was me.