Saturday, January 24, 2009


I have no voice--it's a raspy, scratchy version of it's former self. I went to work, did what I could and then left early. Sundays are always busier than Saturdays, so I told them (in said raspy, scratchy voice) that if they wanted me to be there tomorrow, I should go home. So they said yes! Good thing, too, because there's no one on call tomorrow.

The house is pretty much all packed! Mail has been forwarded, power switched, internet and phone arranged (complete with new, unlisted phone number in case my current (very dumb) landlord thought to look up my name in the phone book). Walk through tomorrow after work, movers arrive at 9 on Monday. Whoo hoo!!

Food has been kind of erratic of late. BUT I did out-do myself the other day:

Crockpot chicken taco soup
In the bottom of the crock pot:
chopped celery
chopped onion
chopped red/yellow/orange pepper
frozen corn

Lay a chicken breast with back attached on top (I used one from costco that was a chili chicken, but I have faith that you could use a plain one with equally fabulous results).

Sprinkle a package of taco seasoning on top of the bird (I used a PC Blue Menu less sodium-medium heat).

Can of baked beans in tomato sauce
Can of drained, rinsed black eyed peas (or whatever kind you've got)
A 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

Cook on low all day. Take the chicken off the bone and shred. Add back to the soup. Serve with fresh cilantro. OH MY FREAKING GOD is this GOOD!

H =)


Vanessa said...

Feel better soon!