Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Post-marathon. Day 2. My well deserved rest break has turned into a lazy binge fest. It's cold outside, my legs are sore, and I have been laying in front of the fireplace, for a solid 48 hours, popping m&m's like they're candy. Oh wait, they are. Anyway, after I scoop out one more handful, the rest of the bag is going in the trash! No really, I bought the ingredients today for my super yummy and healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup that I will make tomorrow afternoon so I can feel healthy and human again.
Tomorrow morning, I teach my Creative Movement class. It's a youth fitness class full of 2-4 year olds. I teach them extremely important things like "The Sprinkler" and how to balance on one leg like a flamingo. Since it's December, we'll probably also do some Rudolph races, then roll down the mat like we are Santa that ate too many cookies! I love my classes! Nothing like a bunch of little munchkins (including your own) doing "The Sprinkler" to Michael Franti that gets your day off to a FANTASTIC start!!! There is just something about the un-hindered enthusiasm of a child that is so contagious. The Greek word for "enthusiasm" means "having God within". There is much we can learn from the pure and simplistic excitement of a room full of 2 year olds all hopping like kangaroos! I can't think of a more perfect way to start back to healthy normality....I'm done with resting! Look....I'll even rename my soup...
1 rotisserie chicken (de-boned)
1 green bell pepper
3 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 carton chicken broth
1 can stewed tomatos
2 small cans green chilis
1 can Rotel
1 can corn (drained)
1 can hominy (drained)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 packet of dry taco seasoning mix
1 packet of dry Ranch seasoning mix
juice of 1 lime
1 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 bunch fresh green onions (chopped)
In a large soup pot, saute' garlic, bell pepper and onion in a small amount of olive oil 'til tender. Add the remainder of the ingredients and heat through.
a dollop of Greek yogurt,
a sprinkle of shredded cheese,
and a few slices of avacado on top,
.....and a few tortilla chips on the side!