Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

1 Stalk of celery chopped
1 bag of mini carrots chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried Thyme
1 bay leaf
32 oz chicken stock (or more)
salt and pepper
Rotisserie chicken pulled apart
1 12-oz bag of Gluten free noodles (Found these at Walmart for cheap)

Turn crockpot onto low and add all ingredients except the noodles.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  In the last 1/2 hour of cook time, add the noodles and turn the heat up to high. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gluten Free Cheesy Chicken Mac-n-cheese

This is not the best picture but trust me when I say that this is sooo yummy! I have never bought a tube of prepared cheese before making this dish.  I don't vouch for it being low fat by any means, but it was huge on flavor and definitely being put into the dinner rotation at our house.

12oz box gluten free pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 10-oz can Ro-tel (diced tomatoes and green chiles)
1 8-oz package Velveeta prepared cheese
3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 12-oz box Pacific Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare pasta according to package directions.  In a large skillet melt butter and saute onion for 5 minutes until tender.  Then add a can of Ro-tel and the Velveeta cheese, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.  Stir in chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream and spices.  Then add pasta and mix until it is all blended.  Pour mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Udi's bread at Sam's Club

Update 6-1-12........
And it's now gone. That was short lived. Sam's is no longer carrying Udi's bread. So bummed! We have asked repeatedly for them to bring it back, but for now it is gone.


This is amazing news!  Sam's Club here in Utah have started carrying large loaves of Udi's bread.  This is such timely news for us as another member of our family is being diagnosed with Celiac.  We are faithful user's of Udi's products as we love the quality and taste far more than any other gluten free bread we have tried. 

I remember being so excited to find Udi's bread in my nearby Smith's grocery store.  It has been so convenient to pick up hamburger buns, loaves of bread and pizza shells any day of the week at a store I already shop at.  But this news of Sam's Club carrying a bigger loaf has me grinning ear to ear!  I usually pay $5.99 for the small loaf of Udi's at Smith's so you can imagine the value of getting this larger loaf for $9.99.  It is more than twice the size, so it is by far a better value.  And who wouldn't want a bigger slice of bread.  These loaves are so much bigger.  You can see in this side by side picture.  Sam's Club seems to only carry the Whole grain flavor at the time.  (Is it crazy that I am hoping Costco will pick up their classic white bread so we can have that at a better deal too?) 

Anyone who pays the arm-and-a-leg for this bread will get a giggle out of this.  When my husband went to pay for the bread the cashier wanted to do a price check.  She couldn't believe a loaf a bread would cost $9.99.  He he.  And yet we are still talking about what a great deal it was:)

And just in case you had never noticed, Sam's Club also labels their Rotisserie Chicken Gluten free as well!