I have been so blessed by the wonderful people who have visited and commented on my blog. I am starting some new things and I hope you enjoy them as well. I have created 2 additional blogs, Just Another Day in Paradise and Let's Share the Bible are extensions of the person I am. I have done this to not offend anyone that might not be interested in the depth of my spiritual side.

Have a Blessed Day!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened On Twitter :o)

I'm sitting around one night a bit bummed out. We had just gotten about 1/2 inch of Ice, while my wonderful husband in sitting in Florida going to an annual training. He doesn't have a vacation when he goes to training, its all about airplanes and inside. But still it stunk for me. It just stinks when stuff happens and you have to deal with it by yourself.

I like to goof with my iphone on twitter, RT, socialize a little, you know what I mean? Much better than talking to yourself or when it is late and you just want to wind down. I got an interesting tweet... I had a mention with 3 or 4 others listed with the question,

@maninthekitchen -- "What's for dinner?" Now for the socializing, I couldn't resist!
@MusingMom6 "We are having scrambled eggs, sausage links, biscuits"
Before it was all said and done, I had his recipe for Taco's. Well...I decided to be brave and DM him an offer to guest post a recipe and here we are!

Jeff's wife, Donna, his Director and Producer, sent their family favorite recipe for Tortilla Soup. With as cold as it has been here in Southern Indiana, this soup was a welcome addition to our weeks meal plan.

The recipe can also be found in Jeff's cookbook, Man in the Kitchen.

This cookbook offers over 300 pages of recipes featured on the television show. Includes Dan's Desserts!

 Tortilla Soup

1 tbs vegetable oil
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch slices, separated
1 brown onion, diced
1 jalapeño chili, seeded and diced
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 14 oz cans whole tomatoes, un-drained
3 10.5 oz cans chicken broth
1 tbs ground cumin
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 cup avocado, diced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add half of the tortilla strips and cook 2 minutes or until crisp. Add onion, jalapeño, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, cumin, and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes.

Puree soup in blender. Return to Dutch oven to keep warm. Arrange smaller tortilla strips in one layer on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes or until crisp. Place some chicken in bottom of soup bowls. Cover with soup. Top with cheddar, avocado, cilantro, and tortilla strips.

This is a taped show where Jeff has his daughter make her Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese. 
It definitely is an :All in the Family" cooking show.

It wasn't radio, but Jeff''s first job laid the foundation for his television cooking show. He worked the counter at a seafood market and loved teaching customers about the bounties of the ocean and how to cook it. 
When Jeff is not cooking, he teaches at Mount San Antonio college in Walnut, California. He also enjoys being a boy scout leader. He's currently writing a book about his adventures and life lessons learned during a five month back packing trip through Europe with Donna and their three kids.  

I would like to hold a Giveaway of the Man in the Kitchen Cookbook. 
I'd like to see if he would like to share another one of his wonderful recipes. 
Maybe, something for Valentine's Day?!

Leave a comment below letting me know if you would be interested in winning 
Jeff's Cookbook, 300 pages of mouth watering recipes.


A special thanks to Donna, 
all us ladies would like to have a man in the kitchen.
 I'm going to see if mine will make his 
fantastic chili or blackened salmon this week. 
It's too cold here to grill :o)


3 Blessed Comments:

Foodies Unite said...

I absolutely LOVE this and I am adding Man in the Kitchen to Foodies Unite! Great post!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Oh how fun. Don't you just love those types of conversations that end up with you getting a treasure?

MusingMom6 said...

Thanks Karen. People should network more. I like to respond to tweets. It is not fun to just throw out info and never interact.