Hello! Did everyone have a good weekend? Did anyone notice that the Packers are still in the playoffs?
Yep, we have to dig deep for the good in January.
Just a couple of things today. One, if you like tortilla soup (or if you’ve never tried it but think you’d like it), here’s a great recipe. I’m happy I can link to it – I actually got it from Rick’s Mexican Every Day, which I happen to own. I made this yesterday. I used the suggested alternative of a canned chipotle chili since I didn’t have any dried. Also, instead of cubing the chicken, I seasoned the whole chicken breasts with some adobo powder, browned them, and simmered them whole in the broth until they were tender, and then I shredded them. I think the flavor of those skinless, boneless breasts is so much better with this treatment.
I expanded the recipe just a bit and got two solid meals and probably an individual lunch or two out of it. I love making a big pot of soup or stew on a Sunday, and having enough left over for a weeknight meal!
Two, if you’re one of the 3 people in the world who doesn’t read Cookie’s blog, go there now. Wish her a happy birthday (just a day late) and then check out the links she has provided to The Fabulous Joan’s new business venture. I have to say, I’m so impressed. I don’t spin, and I don’t know jack about spinning, and I don’t want to know anything more than less than jack about spinning until that magic day when I can retire with a full pension (that’s a long time from now for those of you who haven’t done the math), but even I can see what a fantastic idea Joan and Cookie came up with. And the execution is beautiful – right down to the detail of the boxes looking like little packages of gourmet cupcakes!
That’s all I have… happy Monday!