Yesterday and today can be summed up in one word: Food!
Soul Food: Today I completed my Old Testament Suervey course. It was an intense week of study (20 hours of class, plus reading the Old Testament, plus making flashcards and studying for the exam). But it was rich! Everything I learned will be digesting over the course of the next few weeks. Right now my head is so packed that I'm finding hard to focus on anything. The exam was brutal--150 questions covering the Old Testament, minus a few books. No study guide. Ugh! I thought I studied pretty well, but was still unprepared for the exam. It was HARD! I have no clue how I did. I still have 2 papers to write in the next 8 days.
Emotional Food: Tonight will be a fun, fun night! I'm scrapbooking from 6-midnight with some gal-pals from church, and my scrapbooking buddy, Taya. There is little else in life that I enjoy more than putting my precious family photos together to create a work of art! Oh yes, it will be fun!
Love Food: My hubby is the sweetest and best of men. He knew the tremendous pressure I was under this week, and completely cleaned the house for me. He also finished the tile project in the living room and bathroom. He also seeded both the front and back yards. He also cut down 2 trees in our back yard so our plants will grow better. He also quizzed me last night to help me prepare for the test today. He also made me a special treat while I was studying yesterday. He took Tostitos Scoops, filled each one with cheese, and baked them. Then he filled them the rest of the way with sour cream and salsa. My own plate of nacho bites! Doesn't he rock? Oh yeah, AND he took care of the kids all week so I could go to class and study. My man is THE man!
Body Food: Snapper's best friend, V, recently had a fundraiser for her school. She sold cookie dough, and a few other food-related items. I bought a crock pot cookbook, because I am in need of some new crock pot recipes. I tried one last night, and it was added to that elite category of recipes that my entire family scores a 10! Without further ado, here it is.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
1. Place 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot.
2. Combine in a bowl and mix together:
1 can chopped, mild green chilies
2 cloves minced garlic
1 diced yellow onion
2 cans (15 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp. ground cumin
3. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours or until chicken is tender.
4. Remove chicken from crock pot. Use 2 forks to shred the meat. Then, return the meat to the crock pot. Add 1 tsp. salt. Add chicken broth if necessary
Just before serving, add:
4 corn tortilla, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Serve in soup bowls, topping each serving with grated cheddar cheese, a slice of avocado (if desired), and a dallop of sour cream.