As I’ve mentioned before I tried Tortilla soup for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was so good! I was shocked…for some reason I pictured it to be this big chunky vegetable-like soup. Not at all! It had a couple pieces of tomato and some corn and the rest was a tomato-like soup/broth.
It had a kick to it. My guess it was a combination of the green chile peppers and cumin. I cheated a bit because as soon as I opened the can of whole tomatoes which I was suppose to just mash and then chop the onion I knew I wouldn’t like it. So I mixed all of the ingredients together except the corn and chicken and put it in the blender. I preferred more of a puree soup then a chunky soup (like I had at the restaurant!) I also left out the black beans because the other dish I was making also called for beans and that is just too many darn beans! I knew the younger kids wouldn’t love it, but Ken and Andrew devoured it. I thought it was just so-so, it was bit to spicy for me. We topped it with Tostitos Dipping Strips and a dollop of sour cream.
The other dish was a quesadilla recipe of beef, flour tortilla shells, corn, tomato sauce, black beans, and cheese. I left out the green chilies because again, I didn’t want them in both. I hoped that the kids would eat at least one of the items. Blake really like this casserole and Andrew ate it after I picked out his black beans. Ugh! Karli and Chase didn’t eat either of these items very well. I sort of knew they wouldn’t.
This is the problem with trying new recipes…the kids are so picky that it is hard to find something that they all will like. I just keep a good stock of fruity oatmeal, yogurt, cereal or PB&J…to give the kids that won’t eat whatever I make. Ironically I noticed that I don’t eat that much of whatever I make. I find by the time the food is done cooking I am sick of looking at it and I’m not hungry. That could be a good thing!
Our Ratings and Links for Recipes:
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Our Rating: B-
I would still like to try and find a better tasting Tortilla Soup recipe.
Our Rating: D
Just wasn’t that spectacular and the kids didn’t like it…so I won’t make again.