Thursday, January 19, 2012

Week Three: Chicken Chipotle Soup

Last night I made it to week three! Three weeks down, 49 to go!

I made Chicken & Chipotle Soup with Avocado & Lime from the Williams-Sonoma "Soup of the Day" cookbook. It was easy and pretty good. Originally I was going to do something from my Paula Deen "Southern Cooking Bible" but after the announcement of her diabetes, I decided her food probably wasn't what me (or my parents) need to be eating right now! Ha. (BTW, sorry Paula.)

Here's the book....

Here's the completed soup: topped with avocado and lime!

The soup wasn't too difficult to make although when I did my grocery shopping Tuesday night I couldn't find a mint sprig and I had no idea what kind of chile to get. There were about seven different options and there wasn't one labeled "Chipotle Chile in Adobo" sooooo I was confused. I ended up just buying a jalapeno, holding and roasting it over the gas stove, peeling and de-seeding and chopping. Worked well enough. (Plus Vic doesn't do too spicy so I wanted to make sure she could eat it!) There are chickpeas in the soup which added a nice flavor... and we even had some at the house so I didn't have to buy any. 

Am I supposed to actually give the recipe on here? Does anyone care?? I guess it's easy enough to google if you want to create your own. 

And just for good measure... here's an informal introduction to the man-friend:

And coming this weekend, my first book club with ladies from church. We'll be talking about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you click here you can find a stellar review of the book. (I found when I tried to explain it, I did it absolutely no justice!... Then you should bookmark that website.)

Yesterday I started Fame by Karen Kingsbury. I won this set of books from a blog of an old colleague (she's not old, just the job!). Check out her blog here. Thank you Sara! :)

Number of books for 2012: 2 (1 down, 1 in progress)


Vicki Goode said...

The soup was good. Let's do it again. this may be my favorite of all your resolutions ever!

Catherine said...

I vote for putting the recipe on the blog if it is simple enough. For those of us who are too far away to come over for dinner, it would be fun to try thinks out too 'with y'all'! :) Thanks for introducing the man-friend officially. That's nice. And good for you with the book club. Is it the same one mom goes to?

The Cozads said...

HOORAY!! I'm glad that you are getting to read them! Hope that you enjoy - let me know what you think about them. And thanks for clarifying that I wasn't old.... HAHA!

Lyndsey said...

Looking forward to the recipe that I can eat!