Make your own Muppet Whatnot!
In anticipation of my trip to NYC next week, I’ve been looking at some of the things I want to do while I’m there. One of them is to make my own Muppet Whatnot at FAO Schwarz! That is, as long as I don’t decide that I can’t really justify the money to make one. The good news is that if I decide to hold off, the online store is back up from the last time I checked.**
**Last time being a year ago.
Now for only $99 (used to be $150) you can create your own Muppet Whatnot online!
My ongoing issue with ever making any sort of avatar is do I make it look like me? Or create something new?
I’ve made this a few times recently (for a dinner date and when I got sick last week) and it had been so long since the last time, I really had forgotten how tasty and easy it is to make! I hate to chalk up the taste of my soup to a store bought product, but the spices in the Rotel just does the soup right. Well, maybe the Rotel, copious amounts of cilantro, and the tortilla strips.
-Carton of low sodium chicken broth
-Can of low sodium diced tomatoes
-Can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies (doesn’t HAVE to be Rotel, just get a can with chilies!)
-Red onion (many would go white here, but I like the flavor of red better)
-1-3 cloves of garlic depending on much you like garlic
2) When the onions get soft (and start to change color) – add the chicken stock and the cans of tomatoes. Bring to a boil and let boil for 3-5 minutes.
3) Cover the soup and let it summer over low heat for about 20 minutes.
4) As the soup simmers, prepare the tortilla strips. Take 2-3 corn tortillas (depending on how big your pan is) and cut them into long strips. Add about 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil per 2 tortillas. Over medium heat, constantly sauté the strips until they get hard and wrinkly (for MAXIMUM yum factor).
5) Once strips are cool, serve yourself a delicious bowl of tortilla soup! Add more cilantro for garnish and OF COURSE put some tortilla strips on top! Enjoy!!