Adventures

Chicken Soup for my Cold

If you didn’t know I am not a great cook. I know how to make pasta and mash potatoes and that’s about it. Even then when I used to set them on the table for my siblings to eat, they would look at it like “I know our mommy did not make THIS” ! By that point, I had to threaten them to eat it. (haha!) Anyways I’m not really that good at it. This past weekend I attempted to make something I would actually like to eat, Chicken Soup, and I’ll share the experience with you.

Chicken soup in the pot

Materials (Grocery Items) :

4 Chicken Legs

3-5 Chicken Broth Cubes (depends on taste)

Salt & Pepper to taste

4 stalks of Celery

1 bag of Baby Carrots

3 potatoes

1 can of cut green beans

1 can of Diced Tomatoes (Oregano, basil flavor)

(Kitchen Items):

1 large pot- preferably around a 6quart size

Stove (I have been watching a lot of minimalist TV and they all don’t have stove tops so just want to let you know it’s required.)

Knife

Cutting Board

Bowl

Can Opener

Instructions:

  1. Defrost chicken
  2. Using the large pot add water to fill the pot halfway (approximately 4-6 cups).
  3. Heat one eye on medium-high heat ( number indicator being a 7) & place the pot with water on top
  4. Add the chicken to the pot and set a timer for 20 min
  5. While the chicken is cooking it is time to chop up that celery
  6. Rinse the celery & the bag of carrots
  7. Place the rinsed carrots in a bowl
  8. Chop up celery with your cutting board and knife to your desired shape and set aside in the same bowl as the carrots
  9. Chop up potatoes with your cutting board and knife to your desired shape and set aside in the same bowl as the carrots & celery
  10. After 20 minutes has passed I usually take off the parts of the chicken that are floating at the top with a spoon
  11. Now time to add the 3-5 Chicken Broth Cubes
  12. Add the celery and carrots and potatoes to the broth
  13. wait 25-35 min and turn stove heat to medium ( number indicator being a 4)
  14. Use a fork to see if it will go through the potatoes in the broth if it goes through please proceed to the next steps if it does not cook for 15 more min at a time
  15. Now the soup is almost complete yay! phew all that work. Now use the can opener and add the Cut Green Beans and Diced Tomatoes.
  16. now enjoy! and if its nasty well all I have to say is practice makes perfect !

Chicken soup

 

I love eating this soup especially when I am sick. It has plenty of vegetables and I am drinking my fluids at the same time. I hope you enjoyed making this soup as well and enjoy!

Comment below any soups that you enjoy and maybe you can help me increase my cooking knowledge!

 

Adventures

Papitos Mexican Grill

Since 1995 the Garcia Family has been serving traditional authentic Mexican food! The Garcia Family were raised to be hard workers and it was something that has been passed down throughout their children of whom are now the owners of the growing Mexican Restaurants known as Papitos Mexican Grill or the other known as Las Terrazas.

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I’m always trying to find new places to get some good food. Luckily, the other day my friend Elizabeth Reich took me out to eat at one of her favorite places around base. Papitos Mexican Grill is now one of my favorite places to get great tasting food. I am not of any Mexican background but I have Mexican friends that I have met in Miami and at other Air Force Bases and I know they would love this food too.

Arriving to the restaurant you will see a huge military banner offering 10% off. So its also a great military spot. Walking through the doors you will notice how welcoming the staff are and not only that they are very attentive and quick with service. Within 5 seconds my friend and I where greeted at the door and sat at a table. Then 7 seconds later our server arrived asking what drinks and appetizers we wanted. Reich had been here before so she ordered a cheese dip . It has ground beef in the middle and melted creamy cheese all over it served in a soup dish. Called the Beef Queso Dip. Its such a simple concept yet it tastes so good.

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When it was time to order the main course I asked the server what he would recommend and he told me to try out the Ranchero Jalisco (Picture below) It has a cheesy sauce that surrounds the entire dish which has Mexican Style rice in the middle and topped with shrimp, steak, chicken, and peppers!

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And here is a picture of what Reich ordered below. She ordered Chicken Fajita Chimichanga!

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For me personally there are no con’s , I had a great experience and my friend being somewhat of a regular told me this place is just very consistent with good service. And to top it all off there is a very comfortable atmosphere to set the tone for having a great lunch or dinner.

Looking for a great place to eat? This would be a great place to go to! Comment below some of your favorite places to go eat and what style of food they serve!

 

“History.” Papitos Mexican Restaurant. N.p., 2015. Web. 18 June 2017.