Saturday, March 28, 2009

mmmm Dinner!

We have had a week of rain. It hasn't really been cold out but just wet and rainy. Tonight for dinner we decided to make a soup I made up a month or so ago. It is soooo easy and tasty, you will want it for leftovers the next day too!

Chicken Curry and Black Bean Soup

(recipe below)

(serves 4-6 people)
Approx 8 cups of water
1-2 boneless chicken breast
2-3 chk. bouion cubes
2 Med. carrots chopped
1 small - med. onion
1 can of Black Beans (15 oz.)
2 garlic cloves
curry powder to taste
pat of butter or margarine (or veg/canola oil if preferred)
sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1 cup or so of Rice wine vinegar
(optional) 15oz can of fat free chicken broth
Fill pot not quite 1/2 way with water and boil chicken whole for 5 - 10 min. Add curry powder to the water while chk is boiling. Chop all your veggies and then saute all (carrots, onion and garlic) in a pat of butter and sprinkle with curry powder and salt and pepper. Saute for only a few minutes until they begin to soften. Meanwhile remove Chk. from water. Add your veggies to the broth and then chop up your chicken and add it to the soup. Empty a drained can of black beans to the soup (and chicken broth is needed or desired). Depending upon desired about of soup you can add more water if needed. And last but not least add approx. 1 cup of Rice Wine Vinegar (this is what makes the soup)! Let it all simmer 20-40 min and serve with crackers or bread.
NOTE: To make this soup vegetarian substitute in tofu for chicken, veggie broth and veggie bouion cubes, add mushrooms for extra flavor...just that easy!

So today we had our dump truck of dirt delivered (pictures coming soon). It came about 9am this morning and I scrabbled to get shoes on London as we thought he might enjoy watching a huge dump truck dump dirt on our driveway- yipee. He was saying "DIRT" all funny.
Scott spent several hours outside in the nasty rain hauling wheel barrow after wheel barrow of dirt to our future garden spot. Meanwhile, I stayed inside with London working on these. There are 3 of them and they should be finished in the next day or so...little ACEO. I am thinking I will price them at $14 each instead of the normal $12...they were a lot of work (but I loved every minute of it!)

ACEO originals - "Little Spring - blue, green and red" in progress -or rather waiting to be polyurethaned. They will be in the shop soon :) OK now tomorrow is dedicated to TAXes...which I meant to start today- YUCKY.


aleisethefunny said...

That soup looks yummy yummy!

PussDaddy said...

That soup looked pretty good. I bet my husband would love it.


shellieartist said...

Thanks Ladies...yes so good. We actually had some of the leftovers last night with a nice crispy salad! The rest of the leftovers have been frozen for another night when I don't feel like cooking! hee hee