Friday, March 11, 2011

'Bread and Butter' and Tortilla Soup

This video just might make your day :-)
It is only 1:55.  Watch it, and you can thank me later.
Watch the WHOLE thing.  It is worth it.

It just might make you smile, or at the very least, poop your pants.

This evening I made some tortilla soup with loads of toppings.  

If you want to know the way to my heart, it is Mexican food, toppings of any kind ... and that lead singer from the video above ;-) Hehe.

Tortilla Soup

1 chopped onion
2 T olive oil
1 chopped red pepper
4 minced garlic cloves
1.5 tsp cumin
pinch cayenne
1/2 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce (1/2 a pepper, NOT half a can)
zest from 1 lime
1 small can chopped green chilies
1-2 chopped tomatoes
2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded) - or you could use black beans for a veg. soup
4 cups chicken or veggie broth 
1/2 cup sour cream

  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • 1 million bunches of cilantro
  • Fresh lime
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla strips (bake 1 tortilla for about 10 minutes, then break up)
Heat oil.  Add onion and red pepper.  Cook for a few minutes until soft.  Add garlic and spices and stir for 30 seconds.  Add everything else except the sour cream.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes.  Add sour cream and stir in before serving.  Throw a whole bunch of toppings on and enjoy!

All stirred up and ready to be devoured ...

After eating this glorious dinner, I avoided doing report cards by making chocolate chip cookies ...

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

What do you have planned for the weekend?  
Do you like tortilla soup?  What topping would you use the most of?

I think we all know I would push small children out of the way for the cilantro.


Amber said...

That tortilla soup looks great! I am starring it in my google reader to try with black beans!!

shevon said...

your tortilla soup look wonderful. Yum!

Anonymous said...

My weekend? Coming to your house to steal your bowl of cookie dough... and a spoon :-)

Jessica @ dairy free betty said...

How did I miss this yummy post???? Looks soooo good

Celine Holloway said...

Oh my dear Jolene! You can surely tell how young you are by your delight in "Bread and Butter". I remember that song from when I was a little girl...sad, but true. You should listen to Nat King Cole's "Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer." Lovin' it.

Anonymous said...

I've never made tortilla soup, but this looks delicious. I don't know what it is, but I swear when I make soup, I don't like it that much vs. when someone else makes it. I would definitely top it with cheese and avo, but much cilantro. I like cilantro in small doses, but don't love tons of it.

Weekend plans: mostly studying. Maybe I'll have a chance to procrastinate/bake, on Sunday? Those cookies look really good. :)

Alanna said...

haha! Thank you for posting that video! So great!

That soup looks great, might be just what my cold needs :)

Simply Life said...

that soup looks amazing! fun video! :)

Kat said...

I love tortilla soup!! Seriously its one of my favorite soups to cook and I almost always get it during winter months at mexican food places. So delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, love the video hilarious! And your meal looks absolutely amazing!! The only problem is now I'm craving cookies, and it's 9:30 in the morning...

Kacy said...

That soup looks great!
Last night I went to a concert, today I had coffee with my SIL and tonight I'm going to a birthday dinner. Tomorrow I have work and hopefully a relaxing dinner.

Averie said...

love tortilla soup!!!! but never order it in restaurants bc of all the sodium. i hate added body just holds onto it..and i drink water for

your version looks amazing! as do the cookiiiiiiiies!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum - that soup looks awesome. I love tortilla soup! And I could totally leave out the sour cream/cheese and have this. Maybe that will be the meal I make next weekend!

As far as toppings, I'd load up on avocado & cilantro. Yum.

Emily said...

Tortilla soup is my favorite soup ever! This looks great!

Yelena said...

I love tortilla soup- it's one of my favorite things to order at restaurants.

I'm with you on the cilantro. Yum, yum, yum. And I also need chocolate chip cookies for dessert.