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Tortilla soup tacos

It started with this tweet:

Yumm, right? Alrighty, I have an idea for dinner. My thinking is this: You’re pretty much making the soup, minus the wet parts. Chicken, vegetables, spices, just no broth. I used Ree Drummond’s recipe as a guideline, because it’s just damn tasty.

I used a pack of thin-sliced chicken breasts from HEB ( HEB rules! ), 1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, 1 red onion.

Mix chili powder and cumin in equal parts, add half a part of garlic powder. Use half to two-thirds of this on the chicken. Cook in a hot skillet with olive oil just till the chicken’s done. Shred or chop the chicken once it’s almost done.

Chop the bell peppers and onion. Mix in a pan with a little olive oil over medium heat. Add a couple of spoonfuls of crushed garlic and the remaining spice mix. Stir over medium heat, cooking till the onions are translucent.

Pour the vegetables into the chicken. Mix together, adding 1 drained can of Ro-tel ( or your favorite HEB / generic variety ). Add half a can of drained black beans. Salt & Pepper to taste.

Cook another 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat. Turn off the heat while you prepare your tortillas.

Scoop into tortillas.

Add chopped cilantro, avocado and a little lime juice.


Drink, Food

Laid in the Shade

Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Homemade in the Shade is a treat, for those who’ve never had it. It’s simply homemade vanilla ice cream and a fudge swirl. It also makes a great frozen drink with a little bit of effort.

  • Place 4, 5, oh hell, make it 6 scoops of the ice cream into a blender.
  • Add a cup, at the most, of milk and a handful of ice.
  • Blend till it’s a pretty even mix of yumminess.
  • Now add a couple of shots (each) of whisky, rum, and cognac.
  • Blend, adding extra ice cream or ice as needed.

That’s it! Enjoy.


Blood and Sand – great Scotch cocktail

Smoky and sweet, this cocktail is a great way to ease someone into the joy that is Scotch whisky.
  • 1 part Scotch whisky
  • 1 part cherry brandy
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part orange juice

Shake well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.