Monday, December 9, 2013

Tortilla Soup

My friend, Heather, brought this to us as we adjusting to being new parents. It is absolutely delicious and tastes like tortilla soup from a restaurant. It tasted like Sothern California to me.


3 cups rotisserie chicken, taken off the bone
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can Rotel tomatoes (10 oz) - I used 'original' but you can use 'mild' as well
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
4 c. water
2 beef bouillon 
2 chicken bouillon
2 cans tomato soup
3 more cups of water
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 T. chili powder


Saute onions and garlic in some butter in the bottom of your pot.

Add the rest of the ingredients (except the chicken) in the order listed.

Simmer 1 hour. 

Add chicken.

Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, shredded cheese, limes.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pumpkin Cream of Wheatless Cereal

This was our Mother's Day breakfast today. Super-yum. I adapted the recipe. Original is found here. I made a double recipe and it was enough for two people.

  • 1/2 C cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C pumpkin puree'
  • Pinch salt
  • Sweetener and flavorings to taste
  • 2 T flax seed meal (optional)
Dump the cottage cheese and in the mixing bowl and water it down thin. Whisk in egg and beat. Add the pumpkin and salt. Stir on non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add flax when it gets "grainy." When it is fully grainy the egg is cooked.

I thought this might turn out more like an omelet, but it really was like cream of wheat instead.
Well, we didn't quite make it as the Robertson Family Singers: let's see how we do with cooking...