Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Real First Post- Chorizo Tortilla Soup and Adam

I have a mild addiction to food blogs. Actually, considering the amount I cook the addiction is a bit more than mild. So when I cook it is usually food blog inspired. Fall just started two days ago here and because of that I decided 'pumpkin something' was in order for dinner last night.

After almost 30 minutes of pumpkin recipe search and consideration I settled on pumpkin tortilla soup from "the kitchn."

This lovely photo, for the record, isn't mine. It came from the link above and I am only re-posting it to show the awesome picture that convinced me to make this soup. When I made the soup, I changed it a bit. I started the soup with chorizo, onions, garlic and tortillas. Then I tailored the spices I added to fit with the added chorizo... I used a bit less cumin. Also, I didn't add the avocado because I was feeling cheap at the grocery store. And I just put pre-made tortilla chips on top because I was being lazy and starting a frying endeavor at 9:30 at night when I was cooking dinner.

My leftovers- turned the wrong way... maybe I'll fix that later
However, to cut to the chase, the soup was awesome. My version was a bit oilier than the original because of the added meat, but the flavors all worked together really well.
The pumpkin and tomato came together to have great flavor and texture and the chorizo made the meal super hearty. Also, it was easy.

While eating dinner, I watched Adam. It only gets 65% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but I liked it and am here to recommend it to internet land. Unlike most romantic comedies this movie didn't make me want to vomit in my mouth, the soundtrack is mellow and pleasant, the lead male is good looking, and the whole feel of the movie was fitting for fall and the onset of cooler weather. As a random point of comparison I liked it better than (500) Days of Summer, but that is probably just me. Do your self a favor and watch it.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you still have spoon skills. Especially since you're addicted to cooking.

    ps, if you need to waste more time on the internet, feel free to send me interesting (or just any) dinner tips, as I think you got all the cooking genes in our family ;)