Saturday, March 22, 2008


We had some delish food last night. Here are some recipes for those who are interested in "recreating" the magic.

Bopper's Broccoli Cheese Soup
[This is a recipe from one of my mom's nearest and dearest friends]
Put a stick of butter/margarine in a large pan over medium heat. Saute 3 ribs of celery, 2 grated carrots and 1 (cut up) bunch of green onions. Add 2 cans of chicken broth and 1 pkg. frozen, chopped broccoli. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the following:
  • 3 cans cream of potato soup
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 3 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1 tbsp chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 8 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • Tabasco sauce as desired

Simmer 30 more minutes. This recipe will serve 6-8 people. This soup is good with or without cheese. The soup we had last night did not have cheese in it. Also, try using the reduced sodium soups whenever possible!

I definitely "made up" the marinades for the kabobs we had. I didn't measure anything, but here are the ingredients and approximate amounts of each for both marinades.

Beef Kabobs (3 lbs chopped beef)

  • 1/2 c Wostershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp "Slap Ya Mama" seasoning (use Tony's or whatever else you like)
  • red cooking wine (about 1/4 cup??)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Shrimp Kabobs (3 lbs peeled shrimp)

  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil (or whatever OO you have)
  • 1/3 c white cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp "Slap Ya Mama" seasoning
  • 1/4 c lemon juice

Again, those measurements are approximate. "Just eyeball it," as Rachael Ray would say! Both meats marinated for about 4 hours in the fridge.

1 comment:

Black Betty said...

that soup was DA BOMB!!! :)