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This post is sponsored by Hillshire Brands and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.

Mon Oct 20 2014 08-16-12 GMT-0700

The fall weather has been taking it’s sweet time to arrive here in the Pacific Northwest.  Typically by now we’ve seen our first frost.  Not this year — it’s been unseasonably warm!  Despite the good weather, the days are still getting shorter and darkness is settling in earlier everyday.  It makes me want to wrap up in a cozy sweater and eat hot delicious soup.  I know that the temperature will have to drop sooner or later so it’s time to start breaking out the soup recipes!

Tue Oct 14 2014 08-54-26 GMT-0700My kids tend to be picky eaters, especially when it comes to protein.  All three of them like sausage though so I decided to make a Sausage Corn Chowder for my first soup of the season.  Hilshire Farm Smoked Sausage is only $3.99 at Safeway with your club card.  You can also download a coupon for $0.55 off 1 with the Safeway J4U app.

Tue Oct 14 2014 12-14-01 GMT-0700INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
  • 1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Med. Onion, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 Cups of Milk
  • 1 Can (15.25oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, Drained
  • 2 Cups Cubed Potatoes (I learned this is about 3 medium potatoes)

Originally, I wanted to make this in the crockpot.  Unfortunately I didn’t leave myself enough time and I ended up having to transfer the soup from the crockpot to the stove to finish cooking in order to eat dinner before sports practices.  You’ll need at least 6 hours on high to cook the potatoes long enough.

Tue Oct 14 2014 12-47-05 GMT-0700DIRECTIONS:

Put the onions and butter in the crockpot on high.  Once the butter has melted, add the rest of the ingredients and stir gently to combine.  Put the lid on the crockpot and cook for around 6 hours or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Tue Oct 14 2014 16-39-39 GMT-0700

I served the soup with shredded cheese on top and a side of buttered French bread that I got for less than $1 with a coupon from the J4U app.  A side salad completes this hearty and delicious meal which was easily under $10 to make!

Since sausage seems to be one of the only proteins all of my kids like, it’s my go-to source for dinners.  I even sometimes sneak it in for breakfast. Really, it can be used for any meal of the day.  Hillshire Farms has a great selection of different varieties of sausage that make it easy to create meals my whole family will enjoy.  In fact, right now you can take advantage of some valuable coupons on the Safeway J4U app on the following Hillshire Farms products:

  • Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage -$.55/1
    • Products: Hillshire Farm Rope and Link Sausage, American Craft Links
  • Hillshire Farm Cocktails (Lil Smokies) – $.55/1
  • Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Sausage  -$.55/1
    • Roll Sausage, Fully Cooked Crumbles, Links and Patties
  • Jimmy Dean Frozen -$1/1
    • Frozen Breakfast (Delights or Red Box)
  • State Fair Corn Dogs – $1/1
  • Ball Park Hot Dogs -$.55/1
  • Ball Park Hot Dogs or Park’s Finest from Ball Park

My picky little eaters like ALL of these products!  Luckily there are lots of creative ways to use them to switch up week night dinners.  Check out some of these recipes from other bloggers using some of these Hillshire Farms products:

What is YOUR favorite go-to meal using sausage?

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This post may contain affiliate links. Mommies with Cents receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.Chicken Enchiladas

White chicken enchiladas are my favorite.  Years ago I found a great recipe for them in my Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book (this cookbook has been around since 1930!)  The recipe has one ingredient in it that I thought was a little odd. Maybe I just don’t know enchilada recipes very well but I had never seen one with almonds before.  They add a little something special to the flavor and texture of these delicious enchiladas.

Ingredients

1/4 Cup slivered almonds
1/4 Cup chopped onions
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 4oz can diced green chile peppers, drained
1 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 Cups chopped cooked chicken
12 7 inch flour tortillas or 6 inch corn tortillas
1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 8oz carton of sour cream
1 cup milk
3/4 Cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese (3 oz)

Directions

  1.  In a frying pan, cook the almonds, butter and onion over medium heat until the onion is tender and the nuts are lightly toasted.  Remove from heat and add 2 T. green chile peppers.  Reserve the remaining chile peppers for the sauce.chicken enchiladas
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1T milk and ground cumin.  Add nut mixture and chicken.  Stir until combined.  Spoon about 3 T. of the mixture onto each tortilla and roll up.  Place seam side down in a greased rectangular baking dish.  Set aside.chicken enchiladas
  3. For sauce, combine remaining chile peppers, soup, sour cream and 1 cup milk.  Pour evenly over the tortillas.  Cover dish with foil and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for  about 35 minutes or until heated through.  Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese and return to oven to make for 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.chicken enchiladas

 

 

Sometimes I used a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store instead of cooking my own chicken.  Just pull the meat off and shred it!  Otherwise I boil the chicken until cooked through then shred it.  Both are very easy methods!  These enchiladas are very mild and kid-friendly!  Every time I’ve served them to guests, I’ve gotten compliments.  It’s a perfect recipe for fall so give it a try and let me know what you think!

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