Like a Real Chef!

I’m not much of a chef. Sure, I cook a lot, but it’s almost always following a recipe. When it comes to throwing things together myself, it never turns out well. That’s why I was so proud of myself for coming up with my own soup recipe tonight! Now, I know that soup is pretty easy to throw together, but this was really good. And I used spices! Correctly!

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Mexican Vegetable Soup
Serves 4

1 carton vegetable broth
10 oz can rotel tomatoes
1/2 cup refried beans
8 oz can green beans
4 oz red potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup frozen onion, thawed
1 carrot, chopped
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp onion powder
Mexican cheese (optional)

Basically, all you do is throw everything in a pot and bring to a boil. Then cover and let simmer until the potatoes and carrots are soft, about 20 minutes. Add optional cheese.

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Then laugh at your dog when he realizes that he can’t fit through the cat door. No, we don’t have a cat. The former owners of the house had one and we never bothered to change the door.

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Murphy was not pleased with that situation.

I’m about to go to the gym for a 5 mile speedwork session that I’m dreading. Not so much that run that I don’t want to do, but the gym crowds. I hate the gym in the months of January and February. I honestly think that gyms should offer incentives to long time members. I’ve been paying LA Fitness money for 8 years, I think I should get a longer time allotment on the treadmill! I better go before it gets too late. Wish me luck.

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