Tuesday, April 03, 2007

groceries and recipes

as those of you with kids know, it's really hard to get out of the house with a little one. i have found that it takes careful planning just to go to the post office, let alone shop for groceries. in college (i went to byu-idaho) in such a small town where most college kids didn't have a car the local grocery store would let you shop, and then they would deliver your groceries (which was good, since i usually would walk to the store). in this time of my life and i found that it was hard enough to get out of the house, let alone have to haul in all my groceries from my car to my apartment i searched for delivering options. my new hero: www.albertsons.com i bet you didn't know that they deliver. they do, for only $10. so now i can take care of my little guy and have my food delivered straight to my apartment and i can focus on other things.
i've been trying to cook more now that i'm home, so i thought that i would share with you 2 recipes. i made pizza the other day on refrigerated biscuit dough (thanks pillsbury) but the best part was the pizza sauce -- so i thought i would share. it's the best and it has a littke kick to it.
1 tbsp veg oil
1/2 c chopped oinion
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
6 oz water
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (i used minced garlic)
1/4 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp pepper flakes
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar and seasonings. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
2 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can chunck chicken
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
chili powder
garlic powder
lemon pepper
open cans and pour everything into a large saucepan. simmer over medium heat until heated through. serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and a dallop of sour cream.
lately robby's work schedule has been crazy and i never know when he will be home, so planning dinner has been hard. this soup can be thrown together last minute and it's delicious. robby said a couple of times how good it was last night. it's easy, and it's only cans so you can keep all the ingredients on hand for when you need a quick easy dinner.


Nicole Shelby said...

Hurray I love Jodi recipes! Thanks for sharing my sista'
Ya Ya!
Love easy. Love delicious. Love quick. Love making things that make my man happy.

Cara (Clawson) Hitt said...

I'm so excited to try this! I'm also excited to hear about the fact that Albertson's delivers - how cool is that - definitely worth it if you can.

Love you!

Mr. Squarehead said...


Fotunately, my office building is about 100ft from the Commissary so on my lunch break I walk to go grocery shopping.

- John Ray

Amber said...

I am so glad you posted at my hubby's site because I haven't been by to visit in ages. I LOVE all the pictures and those recipes are definitely worth trying out! Congrats to you!!!

Nicole Shelby said...

Kay it's time for a new update! And - I've got some cool pics I want to post on your site...is that doable?
Miss ya chicka...
Plus - fill me in on all the details of when exactly you're moving....plus what all is happening for Aidan...Blessing...Lunch? Party? What?