Winter Warm Up: Chicken Tortilla Soup

As soon as it gets cold, I am programmed to make Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s easy, filling and yum.

It makes a lot (don’t worry – it freezes well.) It’s perfect for company, or when games are on, or decorating for Christmas. Really any night where I don’t want to worry about checking the oven, what’s on the stove, or how long something’s been cooking. Not only is it easy to make – the clean up is minimal.

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Rosemary and Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

It was a Saturday night. Friends invited us out for drinks. We couldn’t find a babysitter.  Here we were standing in our kitchen, embarking on one of my least favorite discussions: What are we going to have for dinner?

After a week of planning, cooking and delivering home cooked meals to our table, I want a break. It’s not so much the cooking I mind, it’s the decision making. On an average week, I probably make 347, 658 decisions. Everything from how to handle an upset client to which color shirts the kids will wear that day. Sometimes, I just do not want to make another decision. After giving my husband the: I don’t feel like cooking, but I don’t want to order out either because we have food here shoulder shrug and sigh. He took control.

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