Monday, September 22, 2008

Tortilla Soup with some Twists

This recipe is from quite some time ago, I just hadn't had a chance to blog about it. As I mentioned in my garden post, I made chicken tortilla soup with some of the tomatoes we had. To be real honest, I have no idea what recipe I used or how much of what I put in the soup. I am sorry, for two reasons, it was really good and now I have no idea how to make it again. I do know that I used a lot of leftovers for the soup, so I wasn't wasting any food in the house.

I believe this is what I had in the fridge:
Leftover Fajita Chicken
Leftover peppers & onions from the fajitas
Tomatoes from the garden
two ears of corn
garden salsa peppers from the garden
tomato juice
can of Ro-tel w/cilantro
chicken broth
Somehow I made very good soup. I froze most of it for later in the season. I did blanch the tomatoes to create my diced tomatoes, minus the skins, which is what took most of the time. I had some ambition to make my own chicken stock, but wussed out & decided to clean and reorganize my kitchen cabinets.
I saved one cup of the soup for me to have for lunch the day I made it. Since I was wiping down the fridge, I came across a little leftover mexi-rice. So I placed that in the bottom of my soup bowl & topped it with the simmering tortilla soup. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. It was so good! It was like a Mexican Rice Soup or something.

I felt good since I didn't waste anything in the fridge & I got about 6 lunch size servings out of it.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh YUM! I LOVE soup and this soup looks absolutely mouthwatering!