February 1, 2011

He Hated It!

I am a little devastated. This is the first meal I have ever made where PE took one (ONE!!) bite and did not eat any more. "Eh, what is in that? Nutmeg?" I listed the spices, "Allspice, ginger, . . " His so kind response, "Whatever it is, it doesn't belong in soup." And he pushed his bowl away and left the table.

It isn't as though I came up with the recipe on my own or anything. . . I just followed the directions. BUT STILL my feelers are a little hurt. STUPID! That is what that is. What else is stupid? The fact that it diminished my enjoyment of the soup a little. Really! Only a little.

Moo and I enjoyed it. I thought it had a great flavor. It was VERY easy to make. I was excited about that. Who can't use a quick and easy meal to prepare after work? Oh well. I hope someone out there takes this recipe and makes some delicious soup and that everyone in their house will enjoy it. I wish you the best of luck.

I am going to go lick my wounds now. . . stupid. I guess I just need to look at it as an opportunity. You know. . . an opportunity to know what it feels like when your spouse hates what you made for dinner. Nope. . . still hurts a little. I am sure it will be funny one day. . . most likely tomorrow when I tell my friends at work. Okay. So, it won't be funny but it WILL be a story. A boring, painful one. Boring for them. Painful for me. I will quit being silly now and give you the recipe.

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Copycat of Rumbi’s Island Grill Bahama Mama Tortilla Soup
from Real Mom Kitchen
Print Recipe

2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
8 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped or a pinch of dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped (I used the stuff in a tube)
1 tablespoon garlic clove, minced
1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots (I used the matchstick)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 cups white tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips (see note below)
1 lime, cut into wedges

Preheat an outdoor or indoor grill for medium heat. Salt and pepper chicken breasts and grill for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Remove from the grill, and cut into chunks. (You can even purchase already grilled chicken from the store and use that to make this soup even easier.) In a large pot, combine the chicken broth, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger and garlic and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the coconut milk, carrots and chicken. Let it sit for a few minutes to heat the chicken. Get four soup bowls and place 1/4 cup of the tomato in each. Ladle broth mixture into bowls. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and tortilla strips. Squeeze juice onto soup from lime wedges. Makes 4 bowls.

Note: You can find tortilla strips in your grocery store now. I have seen them in the produce dept, deli dept, or on the chip isle. If not, then crushed tortilla chips will work. They just aren’t as pretty.

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1 comment:

  1. Um I miss your stories at work so thanks for posting this. Sorry the soup wasnt a hit...sounds like it will be a great meal for when Drew is out of town :)