Three Lovely Things…

Three lovely things have happened in our house so far this week.

1.) I finally found the secret ingredient to create the best chicken tortilla soup ever. Amen.

Oh yeah that’s right.

The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup Ever. Amen.

The Stuff:

1 onion

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

Key: 1 bottle of Saint Arnold Summer Pils (or the beer of your choice)

1 (10.5 oz) can condensed chicken broth

1 1/2 cups of water

1 cup of whole corn kernels cooked

1/2 cup chopped green and red peppers

1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into small pieces

Crushed tortilla chips

Sliced avocado

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Chopped green onions

The Deal:

In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, beer. Simmer a bit. Add tomatoes, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 to 10. Stir in corn, peppers, cilantro (be generous) and chicken. Simmer for 10. Serve topped with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese and chopped green onion. I added a little lime too. For fun.

2.) The Hurricane received an unexpected treat in the mail.

He picked out this Baracoli shirt at the Austin Farmer’s Market way back in June, but they didn’t have his size, so we ordered it. And we totally forgot about it. Forever later, it showed up in the mail. Fun.

3.) We found the clown noses from the Kirtsy party swag bag from last year’s BlogHer.

And we’ve been wearing them ever since.

Happy Thursday!

*Today I’m Singing: The Moon is Mine by Fairground Attraction

The Details

8 Responses to Three Lovely Things…

  1. Angela says:

    That Baracoli shirt rocks!!

  2. margie says:

    any surprise is a love-ly thing. and the noses….well..love those too.

  3. Katie in MA says:

    I just love surprises…they bring the happy into everything you do, don't they?Happy Love Thursday!

  4. Marie says:

    I freaking LOVE the Baracolli shirt!!! And can't wait to try the soup recipe. Happy LT!

  5. Auntie B says:

    Love the noses! Will Heron makes the best tees – I bought my niece a pink onesie with "Peligrosa" (dangerous) which made me laugh whenever she wore it. Plus, he's nice.

  6. Lainey-Paney says:

    that t-shirt is hilarious.beer & chicken.I love to bake chicken in beer. It's sooooo yummy. So, I imagine a little beer in the soup has gotta be good.

  7. Shalet says:

    Love the noses and shirt! The recipe sounds wonderful – I'll have to give it a try. Happy Love Thursday!

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