I’ve probably made this soup once a month for the last 3 months or so. It’s such a great ‘clean out the pantry’ kind of meal, and now I’ve got leftovers portioned out and hanging around in the freezer for post baby meals-in-a-hurry. I am officially full-term today (I’ve been pregnant for 10 months!!!) and I’m definitely feeling anxiety/fear/terror and impatience, wishing time would slow down and speed up at the same time. It’s a weird feeling–like the jack-in-the-box is being wound up and I don’t know when that freaking thing is going to pop out.
I hope everyone had a fun Halloween dressing up, gorging on candy, or maybe hiding in your bedroom with all the house lights turned off. 🙂
I’m glad we have the gym as an excuse to have some fun, because otherwise I’m sure we would never dress up. My costume was inspired by this soup. Ok, not really. I actually saw it on Instagram and the lightbulb came on. I think Brandon’s costume might be a regional thing, so to explain; he is dressed up as a sorority girl going to a football game–black dress and cowboy boots are the standard uniform ’round these parts. I tried to get him to shave off his face sweater, to add some authenticity to the whole look, but I obviously lost that battle. Probably would have helped though, because that blonde wig really washes him out. Hmmpphh.
I’m a huge proponent of homemade, cheap costumes crafted at the last minute, and am pretty proud to say that Brandon’s came in at $15 ($8 wig, $5 Old Navy dress, $2 necklace, borrowed boots) and mine came in at $8 ($3 science fair cardboard, $1.50 paint, $1.50 paint brushes, $2 brown tank top, 2 shoelaces, duct tape).
Here’s a look at the rockstars from one of our Halloween classes at the gym. You had to workout in costume. I’m mean and bossy like that. I especially like how all my food peeps are standing together in this pic. And my face is saying, “Holy crap my back hurts. How am I going to sit down in this? I’m so dumb.”
Makes ~5 servings
- 1 ½ quarts chicken stock or 6 cups water + 2 T chicken base
- juice of 2 generous limes
- 1 to 1 ½ lbs rotisserie or pre-cooked chicken, pulled or chopped into spoon sized pieces*
- 1- 15 oz can white cannellini beans, drained
- 1- 16 oz jar tomatillo salsa (I like Frontera by Rick Bayless)
- hot sauce, to taste
- to add once you serve…
- fresh cilantro, avocado, sour cream
Add everything (except the last bullet point) to a medium soup pot and heat until simmering.
Add fresh cilantro, avocado and/or sour cream to make this super amazing, then plop your butt on the couch and consume!
*Alternatively you could chop up raw chicken boobs into bite-sized pieces and let them simmer in the stock until cooked through, but then this would be called 15 Minute Verde Chicken Soup.