Chowder Time

Shrimp Corn Potato Chowder

4 white potatoes cubed

White mushrooms finely chopped

1/2 white onion

3 stalks celery

2 carrots

1 bunch green onions (reserve some for garnish)

Sautéed veggies in butter and

Cajun seasoning or seafood seasoning

Cut 4 ears of corn off cob

Sauté corn with 1/2 large jalapeño seeded

3 lbs shrimp or crawfish sautéed

Combine everything and add 1 1/2 cartons of chicken stock, veggie stock or seafood stock/broth

Add 1/2 cup heavy cream.

I place it all in a big crockpot and keep on warm so the family can enjoy it as they come and go.

For a special treat make some cheddar biscuits to go with the chowder!

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

A New Twist On Tacos


Confession! Since finding this little gem at our HEB deli we have had these tacos …. Uh well, let’s just say …. Too many times! 

I was at our local HEB and I buy their in house roasted deli meats. You pay more but they taste better and have no nitrates added. 

I noticed they now had brisket. So at just $12.97 a pound I thought “hey easy meal” “why not”?

I always buy the mission brand extra thin corn tortillas. The reason is for 3 tacos you are under 200 or so calories and your carb count is around 24. 

So I thought, hey we have some Hot Hot Hot Salsa and some Holy Guacamole – why not have easy tacos? 

I don’t fry my corn tortillas in oil to keep it healthy and instead place on a baking pan.
Our big pan holds 6 easily. 
I laid down one slice of the thin brisket, and a small sprinkle of Extra Sharp White Vermont Cheddar. Placed in oven at 350 for 5 minutes.   
Topped with shredded lettuce, and our salsa and guacamole. You can add sour cream or olives or onions or tomatoes or whatever taco toppings you like.  
There you have a quick easy dinner idea and of course something new for taco Tuesday or any day of the week. 


We loved those so much we decided to make a breakfast version- we topped them with a nice over easy fried egg. #YummO. – Holy Guacamole is optional but we liked them with the avocado. 


   It was good stuff! ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 
You can also make with rotisserie chicken or whatever meat or even beans you have handy.