Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tortilla Soup

About a month ago, Kim posted this post. I always want to try recipes that ya'll post, but always forget before I get the chance to. For some reason, this tortilla soup really caught my eye and I tried it. I especially don't try many chicken recipes because Richard happens to be allergic to chicken! I know, crazy, but sadly true. He gets very sick if he eats anything with any kind of poultry in it. Even if a french fry is fried in the same grease a chicken tender was hours ago, he gets sick. Oh, well, there are worse things, I guess. OK, on to the story. Everyone who has tried this soup has loved it. I have now cooked it for two neighbors and the all LOVE it. So when Braden came home with a note about a 4-H cooking contest, he immediately said he wanted to take this soup.


Let me just say, that this is not a contest I especially wanted him to win because if you win, you "get" to go to a second contest in another city!! Great!! He was so excited, though, and wanted to win so bad. Now, as you know, I've been a little busy this week trying to get ready for everything, so this became just another thing to get in the way of what I really need to be doing. I wasn't ugly about it, but I wasn't overly excited either. My attitude changed, though, when we got in the car to go last night. Braden looked at me and said, "Thank you for taking me to this and cooking the soup." So sweet! I told him that I don't mind all the work, as long as it's appreciated.


As you have already guessed, yes, he WON!! He was so stinking excited, that I couldn't help being happy about it. Here he is with his certificate and his prize :)



Guess we'll be bringing this same soup to the next contest in the spring!

Thanks for the recipe, Kim! My in-laws live in Houston, and I'm really hoping they might pick up those Jr. League cookbooks for me for Christmas ;)

17 comments:

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I have been hearing so much lately around the blog world about Jr League cookbooks. I may have to do some research on this before our southern migration. Congrats, too, on your "win."

Stephanie said...

Yum!!! I may have to try that recipe!

Where's the next city you have to venture to now? :)

Christy said...

yaaaaa braden!!! That is so cool. i have to try that soup! congrats!!!!

Christy

Meredith Teagarden said...

Wow! Congrats to the recipe WINNER!!!!!!!!!!and I popped over to see the recipe. Looks YUMMY.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Congrats to Braden!! I copied down this recipe when Kim posted it....I still need to try it out!!

I guess it is on to the next city for you two...good luck:)

Lisa

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA....
How neat..
I think I will have to try that soup...
Have a Great Week..
Hugs..

carolinagirl said...

Congrats Braden! That is great! I need this recipe! Is it still posted on Kim's blog...I'll have to look!

Deanna said...

Yeah Braden!! I printed out the recipe and can't wait to try it, we LOVE tortilla soup. I'm so proud of you and your grateful attitude toward your busy mom.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Yay for him and you! I might try this.. I love tortilla soup!

ADELE said...

OH wow, that is wonderful! I am so proud of him and I know you are too! I bet he is so excited! Who knows, he might be the next Emeril!!!
We actually had tortilla soup this week and we love it! It is soooo good on a cold night.
I love Junior League cookbooks. For some reason, they are the best!!!

Keisha said...

Congrats! He looks so happy too!
;)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Aww....how great! I love tortilla soup! Allergic to chicken? Wow! That sounds a little challenging to be the cook for the family.

Steffie B. said...

Way to go Braden.....the soup does sound yummy....

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow, Braden! Congrats. I know everyone else is remarking on the recipe... but I am not a good cook... can you come to my house and cook it for me? ;)

redmaryjanes said...

Great Job Braden~! I love Tortilla soup!

DiJo said...

That is too funny!!! I love that soup too! You have reminded me that I should make that for friends. I have a couple meals to bring in the next two weeks!!!

I hope you are doing great!

`Diana

3 Peanuts said...

Wow...that is great Congrats to you and Braden! It is the yummiest soup. And easy too. I am so sorry thatRchard is allergic to chicken. Hope to see you soon!!!!

Kim

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