June 4, 2014

I Challenge You!

I'm excited to talk about today's blog post! I pretty much like anything that involves being creative and cooking is no exception. I don't know about you, but I like sitting down and watching cooking shows. They make me feel inspired to cook lavish and extremely tasty meals. I was talking with a co-worker last month (Ok, we were lollygagging because we didn't feel like working) and I came up with the idea to do a Pinterest Challenge! A lot of times, I pin quite a bit of recipes yet I never bother to cook them. There are plenty of  Pinterest challenges for clothes or DIY's, so why not food too?
So here's the deal: We decided to cook one recipe from Pinterest per week and bring the other person a serving of it. So it's kind of a double whammy of trying the foods of Pinterest.. Bam!
Because I'm in love with all food that is Latin/Mexican/Tex-Mex, my first dish is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Here's what it calls for:

1 lb of raw chicken 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 medium onion, diced
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 cup frozen corn (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
2 cups (or 1 can) of chicken broth
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf

2 T chopped cilantro
All the ingredients got thrown in a crock pot on low heating and left to cook all the day is long. I did all of my prep last night as far as chopping up the onion and garlic and I pre-measured all of the spices. Looks like I'm getting at least one of my Weekly Wishes done! (yay) I used canned chicken by Tyson because well.... it's my go to chicken for everything. It needs no seasoning to taste good and who really wants to deal with raw chicken. Not I! Blech...
Can I just tell you that it turned out awesome! Did you really have any doubt that it would though? I didn't. Haha! You can't really go wrong with a crock pot meal unless you under season.


 So are you in this with me??? Go ahead and try that recipe that you salivated over. Share it with friends or like me with co-workers. Share it right here with me too. I wanna read about about it! Until the next time.. 



  1. OMG, I want some!, I love the idea of a Pinterest Food Prep Challenge, it is so hard to think up new meals to cook for the family. And I also save recipes from Pinterest, and have not tried any........the Cutely Shopper.

    1. I'll make sure I save you a bowl. ;) It really is hard to think up meals, especially when you've exhausted your favorites. I think I'll make this an ongoing thing.


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