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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Baby it’s cold outside… not really because this is Arizona. But I’m a desert rat, and I want soup. And because this is Arizona, it’s tortilla soup. 🙂
Tortilla Soup

1 can of corn, drained(or you can use about a cup of frozen)

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 can of black beans(drained and rinsed)

3 or 4 cups of veggie broth, or 1 of those aseptic containers of broth

1 small can of roasted green chiles, chopped

3 or 4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

1 red pepper

1 green pepper(I usually swap this one out for an orange pepper since I don’t like the green ones)

1 yellow pepper

3 onions

fresh cilantro, chopped

shredded cheese for topping

tortilla chips

Put a tablespoon of oil on the bottom of a big soup pot and heat on medium high.  Chop up the peppers and onions, and saute them for a minute or two.  Add the garlic and saute a minute more. Pour in the broth, green chiles, tomatoes, corn, and black beans and heat to boiling.  Turn off the heat and ladle the chunky soup into bowls.  Top bowls with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and cilantro.  Pour a little broth from the soup over the top to melt the cheese.  Now you have a lovely bowl of healthy, colorful soup to make up for all the holiday goodies you’re going to eat later!

And just because I’ve started collecting photos again, here are some more silly book covers:

Dump Cakes by Cathy Mitchell Yes, I am 12 years old, and it is hilarious to me that a marketing department allowed this to happen.

CAM00792 It’s a choose your own adventure! Just like the game!  Remember how you used to name your all your party members after your friends, and watch them die one by one around you?  Was that just me?

CAM00757 You have to look closely, but the title of this gem is “internet-linked Romans.” Those Romans were way more high tech than anyone knew!

CAM00931 Heh. Heh heh. Yeah, still 12.

Night Probe! by Clive Cussler  Ummmmm. . . as a co-worker pointed out, that exclamation point just adds something that maybe it wasn’t meant to. . . heh heh.  Still 12.

CAM00761 They’re taxidermy bunnies!  At school!  This is actually a really interesting, if terribly disturbing read… My fear and fascination with death, wrapped up in pictures of animals…

CAM00755  And the winner is this book.  I should have looked up the copyright while I was in the thrift store, but I didn’t.  This is just, I mean… It’s Gorbachev the anti-christ!  Someone was actually serious about this!!

Happy Holidays!