What's on tap for your Saturday or your weekend? Are you getting a workout in? Challenging yourself one day? Trying something new?
Whatever it is I know and you know it will be worth it! Go ahead and go for it.
I say this because it's all hard work. I have always believed there is no such thing as luck = it's all about hard work!
I've done a lot this week, really pushed myself and I'm really sore. I'm hoping you find a way to push yourself, too. Getting out of your comfort zone is how we grow - and that's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual! Just know it WILL be worth it!
Have fun this weekend!
And, by the way, my oldest son turns 16 tomorrow. How did that happen? I might get a little sad thinking about it. . .
What challenges you? What's out there you want to try?
Feeling a little under the weather and unable to bear the thought of turkey leftovers, I made a Chicken Black Bean Tortilla Soup that was warm, easy and helped dry up the sniffles. I played with the original recipe a bit and came up with this. Although, I think the picuture looks pretty good, it tastes even better! My "non-eater" middle son even had seconds.
CHICKEN BLACK BEAN TORTILLA SOUP
2 T Olive Oil
1 onion, diced
2 T garlic, minced
5 Cups Chicken Broth (fat and sodium free)
3 (14.5 oz) cans Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles
1 (14.5) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5) can chick peas, rinsed and drained
2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
2 Chipotle peppers, sliced
2 limes, juiced, plus wedges for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
1 Cup cilantro, chopped
1 Avocado for garnish (optional)
1 Cup Monterey Jack cheese for garnish (optional)
In a large saucepan, heat oil and add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, tomatoes, and beans and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and add chicken breasts; cook 25 minutes. Remove chicken breasts and allow to cool slightly. Shred chicken and add back to the pot. Add lime juice and cilantro to pot.
Serve hot with desired garnishes. I'm partial to Avocado!
Serves 6, then some, as I'm still eating it as lunch leftovers.
What's your go to "comfort" food when you are under the weather?