Monday, November 29, 2010

What To Do With the Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

Are you simply OVER eating the leftover Thanksgiving bird?  

Yep...I thought so!  This Turkey Tortilla Soup might be the solution for getting rid of that extra turkey in the fridge!  

I've made this recipe twice now and it's become a Blackmon household favorite rather quickly. I made it once with leftover turkey and again with chicken.  Both times it was a hit with the hubs!

What you'll need...

  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1/2 inch strips (I use a pizza cutter to cut into strips...easy!)
  • 1 1/4 cups green enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 1 can yellow corn
  • 1 can hominy
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions

Combine chicken stock and tortilla strips in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until strips soften and broth thickens slightly. Stir in green and red enchilada sauces and cumin. Stir in turkey, water and half-and-half; heat through but do not boil.

Divide soup among four bowls and garnish avocado and cheese (I've opted out of the cheese both times and haven't regretted  saving a few calories).

I tweaked the original recipe found here

Sidenote: the tortillas will be a soft almost mushy like texture...which, to me, resembled a thin dumpling.  Didn't want you to expect crunchy tortilla's and get the opposite.  

Hope you enjoy this soup it as much as we do! 

Hope this finds you having a great 'Cyber Monday'!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mr. Thanksgiving Turkey Says....

Wishing you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings!  We sure have tons to be thankful for here at the Blackmon house!  

Friday, November 19, 2010

O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card!


(to the tune of O Christmas Tree…work with me here)

O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card…

Which design will we order?

There are so many cute cards this year

Choosing one is impossible

O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card…

Which design will we order?

I know this is absurd, but I put lots of thought into the holiday cards we send out each year. Sure, we usually only send them to family and the husband’s clients, but it’s kind of a big deal to me!

This year we’re taking the same route as last year and sending out Christmas photo cards again! The photo cards seemed to be a big hit with the relatives since we never had any edited wedding photos printed for them.

We’ll be ordering our cards online from Shutterfly, which is a simple process. No going in a store, ordering, waiting a few days and going back to the store to pick them up. I’ll be ordering them from the comfort of my home…then walking to my mailbox to retrieve them in about a week!

I’ve narrowed my search for Christmas Cards down to these 3 designs… (feel free to comment and tell me which one is your favorite)

Decisions decisions....



Monday, November 8, 2010

Fool Me Once..Shame On Me...Fool Me Twice...I Don't Think So!

It’s become apparent that my husband thinks I’m gullible. If I had a dollar for every time he’s tried to pull a fast one over on me, I’d have a new winter wardrobe!

Seriously the man thinks I’ll continue to fall for his little pranks…..think again, mister! The days of falling for the foolishness are over! (I hope) I’m catching on to these little jokes! It’s become fairly common to hear the words ‘say you swear’ come from my mouth in ordinary conversations when he’s just told me something that seems the tiniest bit far-fetched!

Most recently (last night) he tried to pull a prank over on me (that many people have fallen for according to the number of Youtube Videos you'll find when you search "bowl of water ceiling prank".)

NOT ME SUCKAAAA! I suppose he thinks I’m oblivious to viral pranks floating around the Internet. Newsflash: I’m surfing the web ALL DAY at work…I’m immersed in social media and chances are if a video becomes a viral phenomenon…I’ve probably seen it thanks to a room of 60 social media scavengers that I call co-workers.

Rather than try to describe the prank…you can just watch it for yourself…

Now for our little convo

Husband: "Hey…I have this really cool magic trick to show you!"

Me: (hesitation in my voice) "You do?"

Husband: "Yeah…give me a second"

(he goes into the kitchen…Fills a plastic up with water and grab the swiffer sweeper)

Me: "What kind of trick is this?" (more hesitation in my voice)

Husband: "You’ll see... "

Me: "Oooooook" (doubting there's any magic involved in what he's about to show me)

Husband: “Ok…come check this out....”

Me: “No…You show me…” (I watch the madness unfold from my spot on the couch)

Husband: “Ok I’m going to place this cup of water on the ceiling” (the proceeds to hold the cup of water up to the ceiling and while the holding the pole of the swiffer in his other hand) “Now I need you to come over here and hold the swiffer in place for me” (begins to place the pole to the bottom of the cup)

Me: "WHAT?!!? NO!!! Do you really think I’m that stupid!?!? I’ve seen this trick! You’re going to get me to hold the pole...then you’re going to run off! NO….I DON’T THINK SO!!!”

Husband: “Awww man! You’ve seen this trick?”

Me: “Yeah….and you’re a dummy for thinking I’m going to fall for it!”

He walks back in the kitchen…cup and swiffer in hand…head hung low!

“Never underestimate a man’s ability to underestimate a woman,” ~Kathleen Turner