Tuesday, February 9, 2010

tortilla soup

mm loves max and erma's -
tortilla soup.

he orders it every time we go there.
which is about once a year.
i get a burger.
are you surprised?
well, they actually make a tortilla burger.
and it's pretty good.

anyway, i found a copycat recipe.
mm said it wasn't as spicy as the original,
but that he liked it okay and he would eat it again sometime.
aw, he always knows the nicest things to say.

m ate some too.
g dipped chips in it.
k gave it three "ews"
and ate cereal.

max and erma-ish tortilla soup
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
(melt butter, add flour, cook for 3 minutes)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
(add slowly and whisk)
8 oz. velveeta cubed - use spicy if ya'll dare!
(add, melt)
10 oz. rotel
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
(add, heat a bit, and serve)

that's it!
the hardest part was shredding the chicken.
and convincing myself i did not just make
chicken a la king.
don't ask.
it's a chicken a la king phobia.

put some tortilla chips in a bowl
and ladle soup on top,
or ladle soup,
then top with chips,
i'll leave that part up to you.

we ate the whole batch in one sitting.
no leftovers.
amazing for our house.

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