Fried Food and Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tony made me breakfast yesterday morning – I can only tell you that the french toast is savory – we are trying to come up with a recipe for the Nature’s Pride recipe contest so I can win a trip to FoodBuzz’s 2nd annual fest in San Francisco.  All I can tell you is that it was delicious!

I wasn’t leaving to meet my mom until noon, so I whipped up a pot of chicken tortilla soup – I had it on my brain since having it at the restaurant for lunch on Saturday that was so bad.

Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup (printer friendly version here)

Makes 10, 1.5 cup servings:  (189 calories, 2.9 fat, 22.7 carbs, 4.9 fiber and 18.5 protein)

Ingredients

8 cups chicken broth
14 ounce tomato sauce
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 cup corn
1 cup black beans
14 ounce tomatoes, canned with chiles (I used Rotel)
3 corn tortillas, chopped

Directions

  1. Put chicken broth, tomato sauce and canned tomatoes with chiles and using a stick blender, puree.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Adding the chopped corn tortillas to the soup will help thicken the soup.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with a wedge of lime, crispy tortilla stripes or sour cream.

the Rotel tomatoes have just enough spice. If I had cilantro I would have added that at the end

Then we were off!

I have no idea whose chop stick hand that is pointing to the sign!

tons of people

Not only was there a food tent, but it was a carnival and craft fair too – probably at least 200+ craft booths.  Our first order of business was food!

The first thing I got was Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill.  Holy cow, was this good!  Lightly battered shrimp tossed in a spicy sauce – I am definitely going to have to find a copycat recipe of this.

Then we just walked around for a while.  It was such a nice day!

Nana and Hannah

Nana and me 😀

I found this booth that had poems for your name – its sometimes hard to find a Beth!

turns out I am "very special." Maybe short bus special? 😀

And it was all I could do not to get funnel cake.

Our next food pick was the famous chicken fingers from Village Tavern, served with a delicious honey mustard dipping sauce.

And chicken tacos from the same place:

And we I may have ended the day with fried cheese curds!

All told, we probably walked around for about 3 hours – I had to take this picture though – Tony is scared of clowns!

he was pretty scary looking!

For dinner I just made cheezy beefs . . . I had to continue the fried food theme of the day!

Oh, and I forgot to thank my co-worker for a new hot sauce in my rotation:

habanero baby! I think I'll use this to spice up broths in soup - a little of this goes a long way!

Off to enjoy my day with Tony and Hannah – I’ll be updating the 101 days of summer later on this afternoon, I am still waiting for a few emails.