Pigs don’t live in houses; they live on the farm. — Matthew
Posts by Bethany Roth:
Adelaide: Knock-knock (as she knocks on my shoulder).
Me: Who’s there?
Repeat many times, until finally my “Who’s there?” gets this response from Adelaide: “Orange. Ha, ha, ha, so funny!” (She laughs as she puts her little hand to cover her mouth.) I need to tape it…it’s very funny! LOL
Adelaide keeps pretending there are giants in the hallway. LOL!
posted: 03/16/2011 5:29 p.m.
I can’t help but be amused when Matthew refers to Mike and me as his “grown-ups.”
posted: 03/16/2011 5:10 p.m.
Adelaide: “Oh, Matthew!” Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
posted: 03/17/2011 8:39 a.m.
Matthew & Mike were having a pretend camp out earlier. Sitting in the tent (in the family room), Matthew was telling Mike a “spooky” story about a big pink frog that took all of the s’mores. LOL!!
Adelaide to Mike: “Oh, no, Daddy! Bugs!” Over and over and over again. She thinks the dark, purple fuzzies from the throw blanket are bugs. Too funny! LOL
Time to get Adelaide a baton. She keeps twirling the kiddie broom. 🙂
Heavenly Father, thank You for my beautiful family and for the love we have for one another. Thank You for loved ones near and far.
Thank You, God, for first loving us.
Thank you for all of our gifts and blessings. Please guide us in sharing them with others.
Please open our hearts, freeing us from all that hinders Love and casting out all that is not Love.
Please, Lord, fill us with Your Love and make us instruments of Your Love and Peace.
|3 cups of chicken broth||6 cups of chicken broth||The soup was too thick for our liking with only 3 cups of chicken broth, so we doubled it.|
|1 ½ cups cooked chicken||Same||Needs a little more chicken.|
|½ onion||½ onion|
|1 cup frozen roasted corn||1 cup frozen corn||Might try doubling the corn next time.|
|2 green onions||skipped|
|28 oz can of tomatoes and juice||Same plus one can of Rotel||Diced or crushed tomatoes might work better.|
|1 cup chopped up vegetables that you have on hand||2 ½ cups of diced veggies:
1 cup carrots, ½ cup celery, 1 cup peppers. (We had red and orange peppers on hand, but green and yellow would work, too.)
|Some more veggies might be nice, or maybe some black beans.|
|4 cloves of garlic||Same|
|¼ t crushed red pepper flakes||Same|
|½ t cayenne pepper||Same|
|1 t cumin||Same|
|salt to taste (especially if using a no-salt broth like I was)||No additional salt added|
|We ate the soup with tortilla chips (but rice would be nice, too), and we skipped the parmesan cheese for this Mexican-inspired soup.|
The original recipe also had different directions. Here are our directions:
- Combine all of the ingredients except the chicken.
- Simmer on the stovetop for 3 hours.
- Add the cooked chicken.
- Simmer for an additional 2 hours.
- Enjoy your delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup!