Here's a soup recipe that I find myself making fairly often - it's sooooo easy! Mom loves soup and it's her favorite.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 Roasted Chicken (removed from bone, skinned, chopped or shredded)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 bag frozen corn (chuck wagon corn with peppers works too)
1 can diced jalapeno peppers - or a couple fresh chopped
4 cans diced tomatoes with mexican seasonings - or plain works too if the selection at your market is slim
3 cups chicken broth
1 jar of Herdez Salsa Taquera - or your favorite jar of salsa, this one's spicy
broken tortilla chips
Saute the onion, peppers, and garlic in 3 Tbsp. of olive oil, add drained tomatoes, corn, jalapeno peppers, chicken broth, jar of salsa. Heat through - after heated add chicken to the soup mixture, remove from heat.
I don't cook the soup with the chicken, it tends to make the chicken overcooked and dry since it's already moist and cooked from the roasting.
This is a spicy soup......adjust how much of the jar of salsa you add based on the preference of "heat" your family enjoys. We love spicy food so on a scale this would be high on the chart....a gulp of milk will put out the fire in your mouth.
This was a fun knit, two girls and a boy....
Peas in a Pod - by Susan B. Anderson
These were my creations, the ladybug and bumble bee I've seen before made with different styles but my favorite was the butterfly...I think that one's a little different.
Knitting for a set of triplets awhile back, I'd been wanting to knit this pattern so when I heard there were newborn triplets out there (a friend of my sister-in-laws) I thought these would be fun to make....I'd given thought to making a set of assorted fruits too, but by the time I finished the last bug I was pretty much over making hats.
More Garter Loop Scarfs.....
I used Rowan Felted Tweed on the lavender, the red is a blend of merino wool and angora....the tweed is nice and light and can be worn inside the house with a shirt.
Off to an election party with my needles in hand for a checkbook cover project - tomorrow we'll know who's elected, I'm just glad of the t.v. commercials ending and recorded phone calls to my home stop ringing....those folks will NOT be receiving my vote.
Have a great evening