Phew what-a-day! Got so much done from the confines of home (stirrrr crazyyyyyy) so I must say that I was really happy with that 🙂
It was also my “off day” for working out, but I decided to do some cardio since I can’t keep my hand out-the-ice-cream jar 😉 just for fun since I was already home! I ended up doing a Kendall Hogan cardio burn session (not the normal bootcamp that I usually like)
It was definitely a light workout, which I appreciated today, but would not have done if it was any other day…. sorry KH, you know I love ya (with my headphones on haha) but this one didn’t “do it” for me?
On the menu tonight was a soup idea I saw on one of my fave easy dinner recipe websites. Fanatic Mom hooked me up with this site, a few ladies in Richmond run it, and they have fabulous easy dinner ideas…. seriously check it out if you havev some time!
Chicken Tortilla Soup!
What is up with us and soup lately? Must be all the snow 😛
I think I’ve been uber-excited about soup too ever since making the homemade chicken stock, which you know was making an appearance tonight!
I boiled up 3 good sized chicken breasts in the stock for about 13 minutes until done, then gave them a shred with the 2 fork method (what’s new…)
Maybe it’s just me, but at this point it is crucial to salt & pepper the hot, shredded chicken for some extra lurve 🙂
The flavor that cooking the chicken in the stock imparts on the meat is amazing, and it smells heavenly… seriously!
Then I gathered the rest of the ingredients for assembly, ended up making a few alterations as noted below
- 16oz. frozen corn
- 1 jar salsa
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 block cream cheese
- chili powder to taste (more than was called for)
- black pepper/salt
Now I normally don’t preferred a jarred salsa however in a cooked dish like this I really don’t see the need to spend all this extra $$ for fresh since you will be blending flavors anways – but some of you may disagree and that’s just fine with moi 🙂
Sauteed up the diced onion in 1 tblsp EVOO
Then transferred said sauteed onion to ginormous soup pot (love this thing!) and added in the frozen corn, salsa and chili powder (we are fresh outta cumin, the horror!)
At this point I also dumped in the shredded chicken + chicken stock that I had used to cook the chicken, however I found that I didn’t quite have the amount that I needed bc it wasn’t lookin’ “soupy” enough…
Since the rest of the chicken stock was still frozen, I just added another 1 cup of water to thin it out a bit instead!
We had to run to the store real quick once The Man got home, so I left it on low while we did that… about 20 minutes later once we got back I added in the milk.
And the ingredient I was most excited for — the cream cheese (!!!!), cooking for a bit until it achieved the consistency I was looking for 🙂
What can cream cheese not be added too? Yea, not much in my book haha.
Oh yea, and some Frank’s hot sauce for good measure 😉
Served up with a few tortilla strips & avocado slices – oh yeaaaaa!
Winner winner soup chicken dinner – holy heck this was deelish! You’ve Got Supper always comes through with some pretty fabulously delicious, yet easy, meals and this was no exception 🙂
I was dipping and dunking and smilin’ my way through this whole bowl of lurve… ahhhh soooo good!
So, looks like all you friends are enjoying the Chobani giveaway thus far which makes me a very happy lady, obvi! And if you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, please do so before Friday or else that Chobs has no chance of makin’ it to your doorstep 😉
Well it’s off to work tomorrow for this girl, hoping that the predicted “wintery mix” doesn’t strike as planned tomorrow afternoon too – or the weekend blizzard round 3 for that matter…. what the heck is going on in this city seriously. I’m fresh outta ideas, I just don’t get it?!
Off to watch our Monday night line up and then to bed early, have a lovely night friends 🙂