Food. I love food. I plan my entire day around eating. The other day I woke up and the first words I said were “I’m going to make ____ for dinner”. My boyfriend rolled over and replied “You JUST woke up and you’re already thinking about dinner?? Really?” Yes. Really. Thinking about food is what gets me through the day.
There’s just one thing about food…making it.
When I get home from work the LAST thing I want to make is dinner. It doesn’t matter how simple it is. There are many days that it’s just NOT happening. I wish there were a food fairy who would magically bring me delicious food. Turns out she does exist. Her name is grubhub and her fees aren’t cheap. Oh and she’s also a he.
For awhile i was doing really good at making meals in advance. I’d double a batch and freeze half for those really lazy days. Then my boyfriend and I would be too lazy to prepare a lunch for the next day. Then that second meal became lunch and leftovers were gone.
Slow cooker recipes are becoming my favorite to prepare. Most of them are so easy. I was going to have the apartment to myself last weekend and was presented with two options:
1. Set up a slow cooker recipe to cook all day. Instant food! (and probably healthy).
2. Overpay for someone to deliver food to you (most likely pizza and very unhealthy)
12:30 rolls around and it’s time to decide. If I set up the food then, it’d be done perfectly in time for dinner. I got up out of my favorite seat (our recliner) and went into the kitchen to whip up this Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup. Oh, did I also mention that it was only in the 40’s… in the middle of May. I blame it on the release of the new Avengers movie. Tony Stark… Eddark Stark… Winter is coming blah blah. Bring on the fantastic four and the torch man. We need that summer heat!
Back to the recipe. It was really easy to make. Luckily I had everything already. I substituted the regular diced tomatoes with diced tomatoes with green chiles. I was really surprised that there was no call for jalapeños or serranos or SOME spice in this soup. I always associate tortilla soup with spice. There was none in this one.
This tortilla soup also called for beans. This is something I also wasn’t used to, but hey, something new. That’s what this blog is about. Trying new things.
I have to admit I was surprised that I enjoyed this soup so much. It tasted less like traditional tortilla soup and more like a burrito in soup form. I would make it again as an alternate to my usual tortilla soup recipe. The black beans were a nice touch, but I missed the spice. Maybe next time I’d throw in a jalapeno or two.
|A||Could cost you up to $15, depending on what you do and don’t have. This makes a large batch.||6 Hours on low|
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|Add some jalapenos. There was no spice in this. While it was good on it’s own, I missed the spice.|
|Good. i’m glad I tried it. I wish I saved the other half to freeze. I’d make this again. It’s not spicy so even your grandmother should like it.|