Well, we didn't get much snow but someone forgot to tell the sun that it's job is to actually warm us! It's really, really, really cold outside. We made it with no broken pipes, thank goodness! My daughter is out of school today due to the cold so it's monopoly for me! My son homeschools and he decided not to take days off but he's got a big science experiment to do today so it will be fun because he gets to play with fire!
If you're lucky enough to be reading this in a warm climate, be thankful. If you're in the big freeze like me, be sure and check on neighbors, especially older ones. Also, if you've got extra coats laying around, check the day centers and such for donation needs. There are people who live around you that may need help and don't forget your pets!
I have a big german shephard who adopted us this fall that I think doesn't feel the cold. She has a heated doghouse and she still insists on sleeping in the driveway! I have to go out and make her go into her house. My son keeps reminding me that she's a german shephard, from germany. But I'm pretty sure she was born in Oklahoma....
So stay inside and make a good soup! Here's a recipe that I have tweaked to taste like a popular deli's chicken tortilla soup around here. We don't order the soup when we go eat there now because it's so expensive there, we just drink the tea! (hint to the deli)
Mc..... Deli Chicken Tortilla Soup
1-2 diced cooked chicken breast - I like to use grilled ones I keep in the freezer but a drained canned of chicken works in a pinch!
1 large can of cream of chicken soup or 2 small cans; fill the can or cans with water and add also.
1 can campbells fiesta cheese soup, don't add the water
1/2 cup salsa, use your favorite, I use Pace medium
1 can rotel tomatoes, I use mild
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Here's the easy part;
add the soups and water and mix well. Then just dump all the rest in, and cook until hot! Serve with sour cream, green onions and tortilla chips. You can crock pot this on low for a few hours if you need to do something else.
I keep the ingredients in the pantry to make this meal all the time. It's something that is always welcomed at the table. You can whip this together with a salad and you've got a really quick meal!