Wednesday, October 16, 2013

4 Ingredient Easy Ice Cream Cake

Here in Florida we really don't ever have any seasons unless you might consider a season being 1) HOT      2) Hotter and 3) Hottest, that's typically what we deal with around here.  So today while some of you may be experiencing a cool fall day we are still walking around in flip flops and tank tops.  In honor of our very hot climate I wanted to make something really special for the fam.  Wednesday nights we do dessert and we read the Bible together after dinner, so I have to make something; otherwise I will never hear the end of it from my 7 year old and 4 year old.  While the baby was napping I decided to quickly make this, and when I say quickly, I mean quickly! it took me about 5 minutes and then I threw it in the freezer to chill until after dinner tonight.  I know everyone will enjoy this, even those of you in the cooler climates, sometimes you just gotta have some ice cream!!   Happy eating from my kitchen to yours! 

What you need:

16 ice cream sandwiches 

16 ounces of Cool Whip

A bag of mini Ore cookies (make sure to crush them up)


How to:

Get yourself a 9x13 inch pan (Glass preferably)

Layer the bottom with cool whip, then put a thin layer of crushed Oreo's then lay the  ice cream sandwiches flat on top of the cool whip and Oreo's.  Repeat layering. Evenly spread the remaining whipped topping, and lastly add the Oreo's and the sprinkles to finish on top. Let freeze for at least 30 minutes prior to eating. 

Crock Pot Chicken and Soba noodle soup

This week I feel like I we are living off of soups! My son came down with the flu and I think the rest of us are starting to get a little hint of hint of it also.  So with that said my remedy is well I'm sure you guessed it is Soup!  I made a chicken soup for the gang in the crock pot( which is my all time favorite way to make soup) and I realized that oops! I'm out of the long spaghetti so, as I'm on a scavenger hunt in my pantry I passed the soba noodles and I thought "I can just break these up a bit and toss em' in"  and sure enough it turned out to be incredible! Just because the soba noodles do not become super soggy like the pasta does, the soba noodles can stand up to a hearty soup and stand out in it as well!.  Soba noodles are actually a from buckwheat so it gives less carbs and more protein.  This soup is super hearty and just down right delicious! 
Happy Eating from my kitchen to yours! 

What you Need:

Crock Pot

6 cups chicken stock (if you want you can add 4 cups chicken stock and 2 cups water if you don't have enough stock)

2 cups of chopped baby carrots

3 stalks of celery chopped

1 large onion chopped

1 green bell pepper chopped

2 chicken breasts 

1 table spoon of dried basil

1 table spoon of dried oregano

1 table spoon of dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 lb dried soba noodles 

How to:

Add all ingredients to crock pot except for soba noddles they will go in 15 minutes prior to serving, Turn crock pot on high for 6 hours. 

Before serving you want to shred you're chicken breast so that the chicken will be bite size and nicely combined in the soup.

Break the soba noddles apart and add them to you're soup 15 minutes prior to serving.