Today was just a lazy day. I LOVE lazy days. I laid around, read books, and read blogs the whole afternoon. My brother came over for a nice visit and we had some good laughs. I finally got off the couch at 3 o'clock! Wow- I can't believe I just admitted that. I went to the gym for a little jog (can't do the 100 degree thing) and went to the grocery store to prepare for the dinner I have been looking forward to cooking. After going to THREE different grocery stores I finally found Salsa Verde at Food World. Who knew that would be so hard to find? After such anticipation... dinner was DELICIOUS.
Recipe for Southwest Chicken Soup:
1 large 49 oz. box of Chicken Broth
1 Rotisserie Chicken
1/2 can Pinto Beans
1/2 can Black Beans
1/2 can Corn
1/2 to 1 jar of Salsa Verde
Mix all ingredients together in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Top with Cheese, Sour Cream, and Tortilla Strips and you get...
YUM! (a little too much sour cream hehe)
I was still feeling adventurous in the kitchen so I decided to have my first experience with the Sunbeam making some Five-Minute Mousse. SO easy.
First step: Whip 1.5 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream for about five minutes
Second step: Mix a small box (4 and a half servings) of Instant Chocolate Pudding (or White Chocolate) with 1.5 cups of milk.
Third step: Fold the whipping cream into the Instant Pudding and refrigerate for a few minutes.
Fourth step: Eat with your favorite treat! We tried Strawberries and Oreos =)
I am SO glad that I am proving my mom and dad wrong with my domestic skills =)
This weekend me, Pat, Alex, and hopefully Andrew are going to Mimi's for some relaxation on the farm. Hopefully it will be beautiful and we can hang out on the river, do fireworks, and eat some delicious Mimi food. I need to eat some Mimi food so I can keep my cooking skills from getting to my head. Haha. Be looking for pictures from Mimis and my "101 Things To Do In 1001 Days" list. Excited! You should be too =)