October 22, 2009

What the EFF!

HOW did I get away with never posting my tortilla soup recipe?!? I'm punished. Now, as my penance, here it is. :)

Jennifer's super easy tortilla soup!

You'll need:

about 3 cups of broth (chicken or veggie)
2 cups of frozen corn
1 small can of ro-tel, drained
2 large fresh tomatoes, diced
OPTIONAL 1-2 jalepenos, minced (***WEAR GLOVES TO CUT JALEPENOS unless you want your hands, face and other sensitive areas to burn!!!***)
1 bell pepper, any color, diced
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 yellow onion, diced
salt, pepper, and cumin to taste
about 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, snipped into little pieces
the juice of 1 lime
OPTIONAL 2 cups cooked chicken (here's my fave cheater move on this: I buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and pull the meat off it! Pre-seasoned and delish. ^_^)

tortilla chips
sour cream
shredded cheese

Here's how:
put everything but the cilantro, lime and chicken in a large pot. If it's not looking like it's enough broth, go ahead and add more. Cook on medium heat about 20 minutes until the onions and peppers are nice and soft. I like my soup a little zesty, so quite a bit of cumin goes into mine. I also like cayenne powder. When all the veggie are looking and feeling awesome, I add the cilantro, lime and chicken. I let it all bubble together for about 5 minutes to mingle all the flavors together.

Ladle it into bowls, add about a handful of chips (I like to crumble them up) and let it cool off a smidge, then garnish and serve. I like to garnish mine with sour cream and cheese. :) YUM YUM!

October 13, 2009

I'm having a blog-cation, I think.

It's been a busy month, oof!

I started a part-time job at Iron Starr. I work somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 hours a week, in addition to my 5 days a week at the salon. My sagging personal economy is starting to look up, finally.

The fashion show at the salon is finally over! WHEW! We get a while to recover, then it's back to the grindstone for next year. I'll link some pics soon.

With all the running around like a chicken with my head cut off and spending as much free time as possible with Z, I've not been cooking as much... *sad face* I plan to remedy this soon.

Thursday, the very funny Twinprov heads out on the open highway to The New Orleans Improv Festival. I plan on making them some tasty baked goods to help fuel their very long car trip, including some tasty pumpkin muffins. Recipe will be up tomorrow. :)

Be good.
<3 Jen

October 6, 2009

I've been super-busy with the part time job, and with the fashion show at the full time job. Soon, my lovelies!