Thursday, June 26, 2008

Moving right along... search of good times and good news. (10 points of absolute coolness if you know who sings that song!)

As the chef de cuisine in our little household, I am in charge of using up as much of our pantry as possible so that we don't move canned goods to the new condo. Cans = heavy = expensive to move.

While I enjoy cookbooks a lot (Jamie Oliver is thoroughly entertaining), I don't tend to actually use them. For example, I used up a bunch of cans last night and it was delicious and wonderfully colored:

Elliot's Tortilla Soup

Mix together the following and simmer until warm, about 20 minutes:

1 can organic tomatoes (press out the juice)
1 can cream of chicken soup (when or why this was purchased is a mystery)
1 can corn (drained)
1 small jar organic salsa (hot! hot! hot!)
1 can organic black beans (well rinsed)
1 package of Trader Joes chicken fajita strips (cut into small bits)
1 box of organic chicken stock

Towards the end, finely chop one bunch of cilantro and add it in, along with a ton of pepper. Serve over tortilla chips (especially good if they're lime tostidos. Mmm.) with a squeeze of lime.



TCP said...

Kermit the Frog, am I right?

I just found your blog through Lisagh...and what a random comment I left for my first appearance! :)

KatieGirlBlue said...

Yeah, Kermie! But Willie Nelson also has a version, I think.

I'm cleaning out my cupboards, too, and your soup looks like the perfect way to do it!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Um, your soup sounds delicious! And I ALMOST have all of the things in my cabinet. I love cooking up random things like that! And Jamie Oliver....whooweee. He's a cutie!

Flamingos & Flip Flops said...

Moving right along was sung by Kermit and Fozzie in a taxi - from the Muppet Movie! My daughter has watched it so many times!