Thursday, December 31, 2009

Domestic Diva, part 2

To top off the day of diva-ness, I made a pot of Tortilla Soup.  It's one of my favorite recipes, so I thought I would share it with you...

Tortilla soup
Fat - 6 grams           Calories - 214         Fiber 5 grams
Prep time - 1.5 - 2 hours
serves 6

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 small gan chopped green chiles
1/2 cup picante
1 10.5 oz can beef bouillon
1 10.75 oz can chicken bouillon
1 10.5 oz can tomato juice
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 cup sliced zucchini
6 corn tortillas (I don't like these in I don't put them in) cut into 1/2 inch strips
1/2 cup shredded low fat cheese
optional - 3 oz cubed chicken

Saute onions, peppers, and garlic in oil in a large dutch oven until tender.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Add tortillas and simmer 5 minutes.  Top with cheese in bowls

Also good with a dallop of sour cream.

I shared the soup with my neighbors...kind of a tradition.  When I was getting my masters, I lived in married student housing - without the "mister."  I had the greatest neighbors - Justin and Katie.  katie is the most fantabulous cook - made everything from scratch.  I would often just happen to knock on their door at supper time...and they were always gracious to invite me to eat with them!  And sometimes, I would return the favor...although my food was not often from scratch...but still tasty.  This is one of the things that I would make for them!  It smells fantastic cooking and they would smell it cooking...and come to my door at dinner.

Then, I took the pot of soup up to my parents' house.  We enjoyed dinner together and Mom and I played some cards.  But there was still soup left...

So I stole this idea from my friend Amy.  She makes pots of soup, cools the soup and puts it into freezer bags, places the bags flat on cookie sheets, freezes it and then you have easy to store bags of soup for a rainy day...So I have 2 servings of soup freezing in my freezer as we speak!


amazeingteacher said...

yeah! soup for winter! sounds good! you know...just in case we get snowed in next week, right? wouldn't that be perfect timing? but you are probably ready to get back to school by now! happy new year!

Monica said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks.