Friday, January 29, 2010

Three out of Four

Yesterday was a good day. I accomplished three of my four goals, and considering I didn’t even decide to actually commit to this until the afternoon, I think that’s pretty good.

Today I’d like to share my recipe for last night’s dinner: Tortilla Soup. It’s delicious, as low fat as you choose to make it, and easy. Can’t beat that, can you? This will feed two or three people and can easily be doubled.

Tortilla Soup
½ large yellow onion diced
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
Enough olive oil to keep the above from sticking to the pan
16 oz. prepared salsa (I use Pace “mild”)
16 oz. chicken stock
1 15 oz. can each of white beans and black beans, rinsed and drained
Bay leaf
Sour cream or nonfat plain yogurt
Grated cheddar cheese (reduced fat optional)
Corn chips (optional)

Over medium heat, sauté onion, garlic and chicken breast until onion is clear and chicken is mostly cooked. Add salsa, chicken stock, beans and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then turn down to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Discard bay leaf.

Serve with sour cream/yogurt, cheese and chips.

The whole process takes half an hour from prep to table.

Now for the creative thing, here's a little card I made to spice up this snowy day.  With flakes falling like powdered sugar, I wanted to make something warm and friendly.  All products used are from Close to My Heart.

Finally, after reading Genesis 22, I am struck by not only Abraham's faith in the story of his willingness to sacrifice Isaac on the altar, but Isaac's willingess as well.  Did you ever notice that Isaac carried the wood for the altar?  Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born, and while he lived to be 175, I find it hard to imagine Abraham had the strength to wrestle a boy old enough to haul wood onto an altar all by himself.  Hmmm...I wonder what God wants to teach me in the story of someone willing to crawl up on an altar?

Until next time,


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog! You can list any CTMH products you use on your creations any way you'd like. Most people just list by company.

    For instance:
    Close To My Heart: cardstock, brads, ribbon, stamps
    Fiskars: Border punch
    Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist

    I hope that helps! Good luck with your brand new blog.

  2. Oh, Becca. One more thing... you mentioned that you are not a CTMH Consultant. I know how to fix that! lol.

    If you ever are interested, my email is My website is

    Have a great day!


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