Emily, pointing to the smoke detector in her room: “Is Santa watching all of us?”
Those aren’t dunce caps…
Um…that’s not how it works
Rachel lost a tooth today.
Emily: “Mommy, the Tooth Fairy is going to give her a new tooth!”
A little foggy on this one…
The other day, when we came out to go to school, there was condensation on the windows of the car. I cleared off the front windows, but not the back. When we got to school, Emily said to me, “Why is it so blurry outside today?”
Weekend bike ride
Dead simple chicken tortilla soup
We had chicken tacos a few days ago, and today I decided to make chicken tortilla soup with the leftovers.
I looked up and down the internets for a recipe, and every one seemed more complicated than the last, and none of them sounded like anything I’d ever had in a San Antonio restaurant.
I finally decided to just trust my instincts and went to the store to pick up a few items.
Here’s how I made it (sorry…no pictures of the process. I had no idea how it would turn out)
2 1/2 cups shredded chicken taco meat (this was the amount we had left over. Recipe to follow)
1 can rotel original
1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
1/2 can (4 oz) tomato sauce
Comino (cumin for you Yankees) and garlic powder
Shredded Colby jack cheese
Combine chicken broth, rotel, chicken, tomato sauce in a sauce pan. Heat thoroughly. Add comino and garlic to taste.
We also happened to have some leftover rice, so when I served the soup, I added a scoop of rice to the bottom of the bowl before ladling the soup in.
Top the soup with shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and a scoop of sour cream.
Total time from pan to mouth: about 15 minutes
Boil chicken meat (boneless breasts, thighs, whatever strikes your fancy) until cooked through. Shred chicken with two forks and transfer to a frying pan. Season with salt, pepper, comino, chilli powder (or be lazy and throw in a packet of taco seasoning), and 1/2 can of tomato sauce. Add water to cover the bottom of the pan and bring to a boil, stirring often. When the water is gone, it’s ready. Serve in crispy taco shells or flour tortillas.
Rachel: “Mommy, do you know your Roman Noodles?”
Words that have meaning
Rachel: I have this song in my room! Daddy, what’s the name of this song?
Me: Day Tripper
Rachel: What’s that mean?
Rachel: What is a Day Tripper?
Me: um…it’s someone who travels during the day.