Today is my brother Charlie’s birthday!  If you could leave a Happy Birthday comment, I would appreciate it!  Hope you have a great day Charlie!! 😀

Breakfast was a low carb egg white/ham/cheese wrap with a kiwi on the side – I forget how much I like kiwi’s and last week my store was selling them for 10 for $1!

My soup was inspired by Cory – check out this link, but his main blog is on my blog roll – Culinary Cory.  I say “inspired” because soup is the one thing that I normally don’t follow a recipe letter to letter.  I made this soup using what I had on hand – mostly cans!

Biz’s Mexican Soup

  • 1 can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken soup stock
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can spicy Rotel tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 can hominy
  • 1 can shoepeg (white) corn
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 large cooked chicken breast shredded

Mix everything in the pot and simmer for 20 minutes.  Upon tasting it, and you know I can handle the hot stuff, the extra spicy can of Rotel tomatoes with chili was too hot for me!  I was so pissed that I just ruined a whole pot of soup.  I turned around to my pantry see how I could fix it and found this:

I just dumped the whole can in and it worked!  Still spicy, but not too spicy – and it made a nice thick soup!

I will put this in MasterCook over the weekend to see how many calories - I had 2 cups

Have you guys ever used hominy before?  I just started adding it to soups recently and I love it – and I am not even sure what it is!

My friend and I did ten minutes of exercise while someone finished in the room with the DVD player – I did 10 minutes on the stair climber, then we did the 35 minute sculpting ball DVD.  But later in the afternoon, I could feel my blood drop, checked it and it was 45.  So I ate this x 2!

Dinner was ribeye steak (50% off and 1.2 pounds cost $4.23!), rice cooked in chicken broth and broccoli with a swiss cheese sauce.

I love fresh broccoli now that I don't overcook it!
the dog enjoyed the bone!
nice and rare!

Time to put my food together for the day and get my ass to work.  Happy Friday and Happy Birthday Charlie! 😀