Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Little Variety Today....

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
diced avocado
shredded cheese

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


opportunityknits said...

That soup looks so yummy especially since it's spicy (I love spicy) and it's lunchtime now :)
Love the cute peas in the pod. And wow, you knit fast!

Robin said...

Very yummy looking soup and the loop scarves are great! Such talent! I'm with you, too - yay! no more political ads on t.v.!!

sherri s. said...

So cute, that knitting! I was hoping to knit on the 13 1/2 hour flight to China, but no room to do so in economy--boo! Thanks for stopping by Foziewisp while I as away--I blogged in advance, and a good thing, too, because Blogger was censored! Again, boo!

a view from a brown dog said...

I super LOVE those baby beanies! You're knits are always so beautiful! Hopefully it will cool back down a bit so you can sport your new scarfs. Have a great weekend friend!

Anonymous said...

That soup is making me salivate. I think it may have to be our supper tonight (is it okay to be lazy and use a store-bought rotisserie chicken? I vote yes!)

Sweet hats, too.

wagwinggarden said...

haven't made that soup for awhile...next week seems right...luv the hats....