Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just stopping by to share a love song...

This was posted on Mr. Kutcher's Facebook yesterday and I just couldn't not share here...watching the video you can see that these two have a special bond (stepdad & daughter) and you can see he is proud of her...I just love the whole thing...I hope you do too. Baby Girl is starting a blog...and makes me realize I miss it...but I am still conflicted...but never about coffee...cheers! Ta Ta....for now!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Din Din 1/18/11 - Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love't you?  I have some leftover chicken from the other night so I went on a hunt to find out what I coud make with what I have on there are a few substituitions, but I am sure it will turn out great...I can't wait for 6:00!

"A quick, no-fuss version of chicken tortilla soup! All you do is put everything into the slow cooker, and turn it on. Then garnish with baked corn tortilla strips!"

1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed (I used 15 oz can of petite cut)
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
7 corn tortillas  (I used bagged tortilla chips)
vegetable oil
Avocado & Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).(Skipped steps 2-4)
3. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes.
To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup (I am going to serve OVER Torilla strips and put avocado & cheese on top).