Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, Monday

Good Morning, all
First thing I did this morning was take the sheets off the bed and start laundry. Its 34 degrees F right now and raining....we may have sleet and ice later in the day....the thing I dislike most about winter is the icy conditions.....I can stay home but Honey Bear had to go take care of his patient.....Schools are out so no hazards there.....

I just put together soup in the slow cooker......this one:
Simple Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup

2-3 cups cooked chicken 
1 can RoTel, you might be able to also substitute with a cup of salsa if you’re all out of Rotel
15 oz. chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken condensed soup 
1 can corn, drained 
1 can black beans
1 can chili beans
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic
1/4 cup onion, chopped

Dump the ingredients into slow cooker
Cook on low, 6-8 hours. You can add tortillas, cheese, sour cream when you serve it.

This can be frozen, also. I use can chicken, only one can.....I always have that on hand.  I also used a lot more broth. Honey Bear likes lots of liquid in his soup. I never measure onion because I know he likes a lot. I think I might have used half a cup. I have this on high so I can cut the cooking time. The onions are the only thing that need to cook, the rest just needs to "marry" their flavors. I also used a little more garlic from the jar in the fridge and maybe a little less chili powder.

I also need to make some slaw. I keep it made in the fridge all the time.
We spent a quiet weekend at home......Honey Bear bought a new car on Thursday and took possession on Friday so Saturday afternoon we took it out in the rural area to try it out. I drive a van which is very comfortable for my back as the seat is adjustable. Some cars are so low the seats are not comfortable for me. This car is a crossover and is a little better. The driver's seat does adjust up, down, forward and back so I could drive it. I'm not sure how comfortable the passenger seat would be for me on a long trip.

On my schedule today is to find a way to make the flower applique for the February SAL project easier......I'll sew a little and read a little, watch a little of a show on the computer, perhaps Downton Abbey's latest episode, and work on the puzzle on my kindle....nothing too taxing. Have a blessed day..
Mama Bear


  1. The soup sounds delicious. Stay safe and warm!

  2. Yummy, that soup sounds just perfect for a cold winter's day. Thanks for sharing.

    God bless.

  3. We're in the low 30s, too, with sleet and ice. Hubby even came home early from work, something he rarely does. I have an oven meal (Tater Tot Hot Dish) to go in a little later and am hoping the power doesn't go out.

    I am behind two episodes of Downton Abbey - thought I'd catch up with them today, but not so far.

  4. Hi Mumma Bear. That soup sounds delicious. I think I will take a copy. Although it is not soup weather in Australia at the moment.
    Hugs Kay