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!


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.


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.


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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