Sunday, August 30, 2009

The truth about vegetarians

UPDATE: In the interest of maintaining my family's privacy, I have given everyone a super cool nick name. Hope that's not too confusing for those of you who know us.

Hey all!

Guess I need to update more often, but while at times the stories come back to back, sometimes they are spaced am I. So on the the story. My dear sweet 8 year old girl, Ray bear, told me about a month ago that she feels sad for cows when she eats hamburgers (Maybe she's not mine after all, I never feel guilt over a good burger or steak..YUM!). So she wants to become a vegetarian....I am going to try to support her, tofu and all. I have checked out some books and am studying up on vegetarianism and I told her that after a visit to the doctor we can start on that. Now her sweet little almost 7 year old sister, Stinkerboo, wants to be JUST like Ray bear, so she said the other day that she wanted to be a vegetarian too. Last night we had a non vegetarian meal for dinner, it was my made up recipe that I like to call Chicken Taco Soup (recipe to follow). It has black beans in it and it is mighty tasty. Stinkerboo said she hated beans and wouldn't eat it....I told her that vegetarians have to eat lots of beans. She froze and stared at me looking horrified, then she said "Nevermind....I don't want to be like Ray bear!" It was pretty cute. So as promised here is the recipe.

Chicken Taco Soup


4 boneless skinless Chicken breasts
2 cans of chicken broth (or homemade if you have it)
1 pkg of Taco Seasoning (or make it yourself if you know how)
2 cans of rotel
2 cans of black beans (Drained and rinsed)
Sour Cream

Cook the Chicken in the crockpot until done. (No, I am not sure how long that is, but I ususally cook on High for 3 hours or sometimes I use the handy little meat thermometer that comes with my crockpot and cook until the temp is 180. Then take the chicken out of the crockpot and shred it with 2 forks. You can leave the juices from the chicken in the crock pot and then throw the chicken back in. Add in the broth and taco seasoning and stir, then add the beans and rotel and stir again. Cook it on Low til it is all warm and bubbly or until you are ready to is hard to ruin and the longer it sits the better it gets. Serve topped with salsa, sour cream and cheese and you can crumble the tostadas on top like my husband, Senor Caliente, does or break and dip them into the soup like I do, either way is YUMM-O! ENJOY! And don't forget that beans are good for you!

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