Thursday, September 1, 2011
So, finally, we had rain and I decided I was in the mood for tortilla soup. Delicious, spicy broth seasoned with just the right touch of tomato and ancho chilies, clear almost and light. Dolloped with crema, a sprinkling of crispy tortillas criss-crossing the top.
The mix I bought said add a 15 ounce can of mexican tomatoes and water. I should have known right then and there that I was wasting time and money. In 25 minutes of simmering the broth was a murky brown red with unidentifiable veges in the broth. I went ahead and added my shredded chicken, tasting at the end. Terrible. Now what, eat or throw it out? I am 59 years old and I have drawn the line in the sand, I don't eat bad food anymore. But the voice in my head that belongs to my Mother said, "Waste not, want not." We had tortilla soup for dinner and we were full. I have quite a bit leftover if you are interested...
*To make a good pot of Tortilla Soup go HERE