Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup
8 servings

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 32 ounce box chicken stock
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, mild
1 can petite diced tomatoes
chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
colby cheese, grated
monterrey jack cheese, grated
sour cream
tabasco sauce
1 avocado, sliced
tortilla chips, crushed

Saute onion and peppers in oil until tender in large stock pot. Add all cans to pot. Add chicken and seasonings. Simmer until serving. Top with cheeses, sour cream, tabasco sauce, avocado and tortilla chips. Enjoy!

You can also prepare this in the crockpot, which is what I usually do, but today my crockpot is busy. :-)

Crock Pot Applesauce

Crock Pot Applesauce
8 servings

8 apples
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup water

Peel, core and cut apples into quarters. Place in crock pot and add lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and water. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until apples are tender. Mash apples with a potato masher or fork. Enjoy!

On this day, in the year 1620, the Mayflower departed from England. See how much you know about the Mayflower at Enchanted Learning -

Mayflower Quiz

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Feeling like fall...

It was 59 degrees outside when I woke up this morning!
And it's September 16th...in TEXAS! :-)

What a blessing for those without power.

illustration courtesy of www.allposters.com
"Fall Morning" by Vicki Asp