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Hey Foodies! Welcome to FoodieQT.

I'm Chio, I'm wife and mother to a family of 4. When I'm not busy making crafts, I'm cooking in the kitchen. These meals are designed for everything who wants to make a meal homemade quick. I'm not a trained chef, just a home cook who loves to cook and bake. I start my day with cooking for scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This is the place where food and flavors meet, then you EAT...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crockpot Pozole

While my stove is getting repaired, it doesn't stop me from cooking a home-cooked meal. But after a series of paninis, grilled chicken fajitas, gyros, turkey burgers...the family started missing mexican hot soups. Since, I usually make either menudo or pozole once a month. Today I decided I would try to make it in a crockpot. The challenge: Balancing out the time and space for all the ingredients that come in this delicious soup. There's only 3 major ones, not including spices. But those 3, must be equally cooked or else there's a chance the soup will be off and you can get sick. So how did I manage to cook this soup in crockpot for under $10!  Easy.  I stalked the ads, last week chicken drumsticks/thighs were on sale. So, I froze some, thawed them out yesterday and tada!

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 3-4hrs on HIGH

5 Chicken Drumsticks -washed-
4-5 Pork Neckbones cut into small pieces -ask your butcher to do it for you-
1 pack of Guajillo Chiles -4-5 chiles-
1 pack of Ancho Chiles  -4 chiles needed-
1 6oz. can of tomato sauce
2 teaspoons of garlic powder -separated-
2 teaspoons salt -separated-
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves -whole-
1/4 of a onion
1 6oz. can of tomato sauce
1 medium size can of white hominy
6 cups of water and 1/4 cup of water -separated-

1. Heat your crockpot for 10 mins prior. Place all spices in crockpot and 4 cups of water into the pot. Give it a stir and add chicken drumsticks,onion, and neckbones.

2. Take the chiles and use kitchen shears to cut stem off and open them from the side. Take all seeds out and place in bowl together. Add 2 cups of water into the bowl, heat with chiles in microwave or stovetop for 10 mins.

3.  After the chiles have slightly cooled. Place in blender with tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder and blend into it comes to a smooth paste. If its running that's ok too, don't add more water.  *Use a glass bowl, since these chiles are used to tint things, it will tint your bowl* Give it a stir.

4.  Let it cook for 4-5hrs on High. Add hominy to pot 30 minutes before serving.

5. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My wRapping Bird Burger

Turkey Burgers Wrapped in Bacon
Turkey Meat can easily become dry, in order to retain its moisture we're wrapping it in bacon! Mm...sounds good right? My easy recipes makes its fast, easy, and delighful!

2-2 1/2 lbs of Turkey Meat
1 pack of Bacon *your choice*
1/2 cup of onion minced or chopped
1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup of water
3 Tablespoons of Parm cheese grated
1-2 Tablespoons of poltury seasonings
1 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic pepper
salt & pepper to taste
1 egg
Feta cheese *optional for stuffing inside*

1. Take All ingredients and mix together (no egg) in a small bowl. In another bowl, drop turkey meat and fork around. Drop ingredients and egg into bowl and fork until everything is mixed together. Let it stand for 10 mins.  This will create a small marniate time for that poltury seasoning to marry with all the flavors.

2. Take the meat and make round patties, remembering that the meat will shrink 1/3 of it's size.

3. To wrap bacon on burgers, take the thin side of the bacon strip hold snug and wrapped around. Place the wrapped burger will ends on grill first to it will secure bacon on your burger.

4. Grill on a Foreman or regular grill for 7-8 minutes, flipping once in between.

5. Add all your garnishes and you're ready to eat! Enjoy