Chicken Tortilla Stew

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Jul 162014
 

So, last night I made a huge pot of Chicken Tortilla Stew. It’s a rich, creamy, and filling stew that is NOT for anyone on a diet! It’s great right off the stove, but so much better the next day!

And it’s also somewhat versatile in that you can use whatever vegetables you prefer, or no vegetables at all.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 20 large or 40 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 20 chicken bullion cubes (or enough chicken soup base to make 16 cups)
  • 16 cups of water
  • Wondra flour
  • two bags of frozen vegetables of your choice (I use corn, usually)
  • salt and pepper to taste

STEPS

  1. Cook the chicken breast however you want! Broiled, baked, grilled, boiled. Doesn’t matter as long as it is thoroughly cooked and cut up into bite-sized pieces and not heavily seasoned.
  2. In a very large pot, combine the water and the chicken bullion/soup base and bring it to a boil.
  3. As the water is heating, spread Wondra flour onto each of the tortillas. Then stack the tortillas and cut into strips about 1/2 inch by 2 inches.
  4. Once your water/bullion is boiling, add your chicken, 2 sticks of butter, frozen vegetables, and evaporated milk. Bring back to a boil, mixing as needed to keep solids off the bottom of the pot.
  5. Once boiling again, add all of the tortilla strips, and stir. Turn down the heat and simmer until the broth has thickened. You might need more Wondra in the mix in order to thicken it.
  6. It’s done once the broth is thick like a chowder.

If you would rather have a soup, don’t add the Wondra. The tortillas will soak up much of the broth, and some of the pieces will even dissolve into the mix, so it will thicken, but will be thinner without the flour.

Give it a try! You’ll love it!

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Disney Princesses and Villains as Men!

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Jul 102014
 

So, I was going through Buzzfeed and found this article about an artist who was painting some of Disney’s most iconic princesses and villains as opposite genders (article here) and came across this picture:

Maleficent!  by Sakimichan

Maleficent!
by Sakimichan

What an utterly brilliant design!

Maleficent was always one of my favorite Disney villains simply because she turned into a dragon, and I have a thing for dragons. And the artist does amazing work with making it believable that Maleficent could, in fact, be male!

You can see more of Sakimichan’s work at her DeviantArt page here!

Why I am no longer logging into the anti-social media sites

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Jul 092014
 

Facebook, Google+. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, About.me…

Good grief! It all just get’s to be such a pain in the ass to have to deal with all of the social media bullshit sites!

Log into Facebook and I am bombarded with post after post of political or religious articles telling me what is wrong with America, what is wrong with human beings, challenging me (or daring me!) to put some view on my timeline that I may or may not agree with. All I want from Facebook is to be able to log in and see what friends and family that I don’t get to see on a daily basis are doing with their lives. And it looks as if most of them are spending way too much of it posting bullshit from some other sites.

I log into Twitter and I get massive amounts of sponsored tweets that I have to wade through before I can see what people I am actually following have posted. And some of those posts are also of a political/religious website origin.

So I have decided I am no longer going to log into any of these social media companies that I have accounts for, because my own website will post to them for me.

Now, instead of having to log into each separate site, I log into my own website, post something, and all my friends and followers can get the update or the link back to this site. They can leave comments on my site, because I won’t be reading them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other useless social media platform.

Better yet, if they know me well enough to have my cell phone number, they can call me or text me.

Otherwise, I am not going to see what they are posting.

FU Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

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