Friday, February 5, 2010

Mom's famous Chili con Queso Soup and a Fun Weekend

We have a busy weekend ahead of us. Tonight, we are going to an AFI thesis premiere. Jeffrey worked as the Assistant Director on this film so I am excited to see it. Tomorrow, I am going shopping with my friend Connie at the Barney's closeout sale! She is looking for a black-tie dress to wear to the American Society of Cinematographers Awards banquet later this month. Her husband Benji just won the ASC student award for his work on Jeffrey's thesis film Life on Earth. We are sooo proud of him! Tomorrow night we have been invited to a 70's theme party with some of our TCU friends, haha it should be fun! Sunday we ARE going to church and hopefully to the young married class, yeah! Then of course Sunday night we have been invited to a Super Bowl party. Whew! We will see if we make it to all the events...Jeffrey and I get worn out by social events.

Last night I made my mom's famous Queso Soup. When she owned Look Who's Cookin' this was one of their most popular soups. It is very easy and so so good!

Chili con Queso Soup (yields 4 servings)
3 Tb Butter
1/2 onion chopped
1 small can chopped green chili peppers
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 8oz Package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (not pictured)
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 Tb Lemon juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Optional: Chopped green onions and Monterrey Jack cheese for garnish

Melt butter in a sauce pan and cook onions until tenders (sorry I forgot to take a picture here)
Add green chili's and tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Cut the cream cheese into cubes and stir until soup.

Stir until mostly melted (it is if some of the cheese doesn't completely blend in)

Stir in chicken broth and half and half

Stir in Lemon juice and seasonings.

Serve with green onions and Monterrey Jack cheese.

Yummy! I was running late for Bible Study so I didn't get to take a picture of the plate. I also made this really good Mexican Casserole that I made up. It was a mixture between chicken enchiladas and tacos. I will make it again soon and blog about it, because it was a great creation!

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