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Sopa de Azteca & Other Things

I will not be posing a lot of creative stuff for a while. I am in the process of publishing two newsletters – the one for the guild is almost finished and have to start the one for church later today.

I also had to go back to the Dr. yesterday. I finished my last round of antibiotics last Friday and by Tuesday the headaches, vertigo and noises in my head were back with vengeance. Sudafed helps to control it, but then I can’t sleep because I am wired. Last night I took half an ambien and no sudafed and finally slept 7 hours. I am seeing a specialist when I get back from AQT and have a catscan scheduled next week.

Karoda asked about the Sopa de Azteca. This is a soup that is delicious, nutritious and not for the faint of heart.

  1. Cut chicken breast into small pieces and add to 2 quarts of chicken broth and heat.
  2. Meanwhile, saute in olive oil, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 diced green pepper, 2-3 diced stalks of celery, 1 diced carrot, 1 diced zucchini – until wilted.
  3. Add to the chicken mixture with 1 package frozen chopped spinach and 2 cans diced tomatoes (14 1/2 oz) and 1 tablespoon basil and 1 tablespoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  4. Simmer for 1/2 – 1 hour
  5. Grate lots of jack cheese.
  6. Dice lots of fresh avocado
  7. Dice chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (Find them in a can in the Mexican food shelf)
  8. When ready to serve – put some cheese and peppers in the bottom of the soup bowl, ladle in soup, spoon on avocado. WARNING – use chipotle peppers sparingly unless you have an asbestos lining to your mouth!!
  9. Serves 10

I’m off to get my hair color refreshed.

5 Responses to “Sopa de Azteca & Other Things”

  1. patricia says:

    be well…

  2. mary manahan says:

    Thanks for the soup recipe! I’m going to try that one out. I hope you feel better soon, Gerrie. Bet this soup helps.

  3. Karoda says:

    I kinda wish you could follow up with tests before leaving for AQT. But make the best of it and hopefully AQT will be medicinal in and of itself and you’ll feel great!

    Thanks for the soup recipe…this will be going into my menu for the next 2 weeks.

  4. DebR says:

    Oooh, the soup sounds yummy!

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling bad again (still?) Gerrie. Hope your doc can help you find a way to feel better.

  5. Debra says:

    So Gabrielle (she of jalepenos and milk snacks)…. will be eating this for breakfast!!