Sunday, February 21, 2010

What are friends for?

Trekking out to Long Island first, before going to see their long-distance significant others in the city, just to spend the evening making soup, drinking bourbon, and watching funny movies. That's what! Like I said in Thursday's post, as soon as my head knew I was settled for next year's placement and had no need for psychological stress, my immune system shut off. Took a hiatus. Call it what you will, I have this gross head cold.

Thank goodness for Rebecca, who came over, asked me what I needed done, and basically followed my liquids-only plan for the night. With her loving monitoring, we stirred up a delicious pot of tortilla soup. Super simple, and exactly what I was craving. All I had all night was tortilla soup and hot toddies. Recipe for success, I think.

Anyone can make this soup. But if you have a good friend to come over and make it for you, it's all that much better.

What we used:
vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
some garlic, diced
2 t cumin
3 t chili powder
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 c diced tomatoes
4 c low sodium chicken broth
1 jalapeno, mostly seeded, diced
4-6 small shredded sprouted corn tortillas

Put oil in saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook until fragrant but not brown. Add spices and cilantro. Add tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 min. Add jalapeno and corn tortillas, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for an additional 5-10 min. To make a nice touch, serve with sour cream and avocado, as in our beautiful photos below!

1 comment:

  1. you gave me your cold! and i made tortilla soup again!