Thursday, October 28, 2010

Old Man Winter GO HOME!


How cold are you? I'm pretty chilly with my fleece sweats and long sleeve t-shirt. It is always such a shock to us when this happens, I mean how many winters are we going to need to go through not to complain about the changing of the season. I personally like when it changes, not just one temperature all year round like boring old Arizona!

I didn't get a pic of my breakfast (thin bagel with laughing cow and yogurt) or lunch (salad with a piece of ham and pineapple pizza from cafeteria) today as work is a WHIRLWIND right now with the contest tomorrow. You would think the president is coming as much as people are preoccupied with this thing. Only time will tell but I'm not seeing a "W" in my near future. :( Oh well, it was fun trying.

I did however host Biggest Loser night tonight at my house and served the Chicken Tortilla Soup that I had your mouth watering with last night. The inspiration came from IGE but I jazzed it up with a few different things. It makes a ton so if you make plan ahead for freezer space or invite some peeps over.

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Chiles in Adobo Sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts, thawed (really could as much as you wanted here)
  • 1 15.5oz can corn
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans
  • 2 10 oz cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles
  • 1 20 oz can mild red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (smallish not sure on size) chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1.5 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 3 t chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth here too)
Put everything into crock pot. Heat on low for 8-10 hours. Fish out whole chicken breasts and shred in hand food mixer or with two forks. Put back into crock. Serve.

I served ours with Chile Lime Tortilla Strips, taco flavored shredded cheddar, light sour cream, sliced green onions, and diced avocado(which totally makes it!). This soup was SPIC-AY! I mean HOT! Delicious but will totally clear your sinuses. It is the chiles in adobo, leave them out or use half if you can't handle the HEAT!

It made 10 servings of 2 cups each! That's a ton! Each serving is only roughly about 280 calories! So yummy!

Worked out this morning because I knew the gals were coming over and got in 2.36 in 39 minutes, not my worst and not my best. I had to keep getting off the gazelle to make jello. Signed up to make a layered jello mold for the weddin'.  On a side note, the dog that I own is CRAZY! He always tries to lick my legs when I get done working out, presumably from the salty deliciousness of the sweat but I snuck a pic of it this am. What a cutie!

Remember yesterday, when I told you about the awesome deals I found at the Salvation Army? Well here is the super cute dress that I got for $1!!!!!!!! I think we can all agree that its really cute!

On that note, I'm out, big day tomorrow. Did I mention next week I only work 3 days? YIPPEE!!!!!!!!


  1. Hottest soup I have ever had.....and I love spice, and things to me are never spicy...But this was SUPER SPICY! Warmed me up though, stupid 38 degrees! Thanks for dinner Darce! Love and Stuff

  2. Soup rocked my world. Nice sneaky dig at AZ.