Emily, pointing to the smoke detector in her room: “Is Santa watching all of us?”
Rachel lost a tooth today.
Emily: “Mommy, the Tooth Fairy is going to give her a new tooth!”
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?”
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.
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?”
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.