tortilla soup!

Super quick post, but I figured I’d just do this rather than emailing it to everyone who’s asked! Tonight, I had an awesome bowl of tortilla soup, courtesy of K’s sister, M. I thought I’d try my hand at it; it’s currently simmering, so we’ll see how it turns out!

I don’t really use measurements, but it’ll be damn good.

1. Boil water in a HUGE pot. When it’s rolling, add two pounds of chicken (I used thighs). Throw in some cumin, cayenne, sea salt, chili powder – start small, the flavors will come out with time. Simmer for 45min to an hour.

2. Remove the chicken when it’s done and pulls off the bone easily. Discard skin, bones, gristle and shred/cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.

3. Add 16 oz frozen corn, giant can of black beans, two cans of Ro-Tel (I like the spicy kind), chicken, diced onion to taste (I used sweet yellow), 1 c salsa, 3 cloves garlic.

Instead of salsa, I prefer to add in cilantro and jalapenos, but I forgot to get them today.

4. Replace the lid on the pot and simmer for 30 more minutes.

5. Chop a stack of corn tortillas into smaller strips and fry them up in a pan until crispy. I just use cooking spray, not oil, to get them crispy.

6. Top soup with a scoop of sour cream and tortilla strips!

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an open letter to zooey deschanel

Dear Zooey,

May I call you Zooey? Okay. Here’s the thing. I adore you. I love the fact that you and I have the same coloring (when I’m at my natural hair color) – dark brown hair, blue eyes, pale skin. I love your singing voice. I love that you married my Requisite Indie Girl Crush, Ben Gibbard. I love how you’re basically the same character* in every movie. I even love that damn Cotton commercial.

But… okay. There’s a new girlcrush in my life. I think you’ll be okay with her, because she’s basically The Hottest Woman To Grace The Planet. Her name?

Christina Hendricks.

no, seriously, omg.


If you tell me you wouldn’t hit that, you’re either a complete idiot or a liar. Probably both.
So, Zooey, I’m so sorry, but I must bid you adieu. There’s a new girlcrush in town.



*Manic Pixie Dream Girl

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