Saturday, September 21, 2013

oh hai.

Because I love you, and this is delicious. Maybe I'll posts again in 6-9 months ;) ENJOY! 

FREAKING FANTASTIC TORTILLA SOUP


1 - 32oz box of chicken broth (I use Swanson 35% less sodium)
4 cups of water plus 1/4 cup of water
2 large chicken breasts - I buy a rotisserie chicken and use those breasts
1/2 package of Lawry's Fajita Seasoning
1 small yellow onion
2 Tbls of EVOO
1 bag of frozen cut corn
1 - 10oz can of Original Rotel
1- 14.5 oz can of petite cut tomatoes
1/4 cup of diced green chilis
2-3 Tbls of chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup of beer (optional)
A small can of sliced black olives (optional)
Fresh squeezed lime juice from one large lime
Tostitos "Hint of Lime" tortilla chips
Shredded cheese

To make:

Shred the 2 chicken breasts. Make sure to remove all the skin and fat.
Chop the small yellow onion - make sure to wear your onion goggles (see below)
In a frying pan heat the EVOO and add the chopped onion. Saute until see through (about 3 mins)
Add the shredded chicken, 1/2 package of Lawry's Fajita seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Reduce heat and cook for 5 mins

In a large pot, bring the 4 cups of water and chicken broth to a boil. Stir. (You may need to add some more water later, use your best judgment.)
Add the Rotels, tomatoes, and green chilies - ALL DRAINED. Stir.
Add the cilantro, lime juice, frozen corn, olives and stir.
Add the chicken and onion mix. Stir.

Allow to boil for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes reduce heat to low.
Add the beer, if you chose, I recommend Michelob Ultra Cactus Lime.
Let simmer for at least 20 mins. Longer is fine!

Place a handful of the lime tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl.
Ladle soup over the chips and top with shredded cheese.

 ENJOY!
 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Every Bit a Three Year Old

My tiny, little, sparkly pixie turned three on Monday. Three. I'll say it again for effect... THREE. That is my baby. My baby is three. She is in preschool and potty trained. She sleeps in a big girl bed and brushes her own teeth. She says big girl things and has big girl sass. Lots and lots of big girl sass. She has a wicked sense of humor and she wears me out. She is underweight and over intelligent. She is sweet and loving. Opinionated and stubborn. Gorgeous and a total mess. She never fails to put a smile on my face. Every.Single.Day. She is perfect.

I love you, Penny Lane. You will always be my baby...
Even when you're not a baby anymore :)