Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is going to be a multi purpose post today. I am eating Chicken Tortilla Soup while participating in a twitter chat called #Foodie Chat.

Here is what was in the Soup:

Broth/Seasoning

Chicken

jalapeno

Tomatoes

Celery

Onion

Carrots

Garlic

White corn

Red Beans

The soup was absolutely delicious. I added some shredded cheddar and some crumbled 9 grain tortilla chips. I thought it would be a neat idea to blog about my twitter chat experience. Ill be updating as interesting things happen and then post the final results. Also I started this blog with 15 twitter followers, lets see if that improves.

  • So far everyone is tweeting where they are from and what they are eating. The moderator is going to ask a new questions every 10 minutes
  • First Question: What different kinds of cereals would you MASHUP in your bowl?¬† I do love Cheerios, is it wrong to not want to mix them with anything else?
  • This is my favorite answer for the first question: AngelaWoody Baileys Flavored milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Someone also suggested espresso and coco puffs, not a bad idea
  • Second comment: you can put cold pizza and chicken wings in a bowl and count it as cereal right?
  • Ooh i got retweeted: AngelaWoody Love! RT @foodvirgindiary: you can put cold pizza and chicken wings in a bowl and count it as cereal right?
  • Question 2: MASHUP for us your favorite fruit and vegetable drink! I do enjoy a good chocolate strawberry spinach smoothy
  • Favorite Answer: @kkdietitian: A2 does Sangria or a pomegranate mojito count? ūüėČ
  • Question three: MASHUP for us your ultimate sandwich! I feel like it has to have french fries on it or at least doritos
  • This one made my heart hurt: @steveGOgreen Q3, PB&J, glazed donut w/ a 8oz burger, American cheese and lots of candied bacon. #foodiechats

Time for one more question! Oooh up to 18 followers!

Well there you have it! Twitter chat excitement. I was actually pretty cool and i think i have my next food challenge! YUM!

oh and im now at 19 followers, WOOT! WOOT!

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Friends-giving

This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I have an amazing wife, a wonderful family, and the best friends a guy could ask for. This year we attended Friendsgiving and it was amazing! Every comfort food imaginable was available in spades. I wanted to share a conversation I had at Friendsgiving. It is an extremely common line of questioning I receive.

Tim: Is the frosting on the red velvet cupcakes regular frosting or cream cheese?

Host: It’s cream cheese

Tim: Oh okay, thanks.

Guest: Do you not like cream cheese?

Tim: No.

Guest: It tastes just like regular frosting.

Tim: Thanks, but I cannot eat it.

Guest: Are you lactose intolerant?

Tim: No.

Guest: Are you just super health conscious?

Tim: Ha! no.

Guest: Can you not eat dairy for some intrinsic purpose like religion or something?

Tim: No.

Guest: I’m confused.

Tim: I just don’t like it.

Guest: Have you ever tried it?

Tim: No.

Guest: How do you know you don’t like it?

Tim: The same way I know I don’t like monkey brains or Twilight. I just know.

Guest: That’s pretty weird.

Tim: You asked.

Guest: Is that your only hangup?

Tim: Ha, no.

Guest: So I take it you won’t try this cream cheese cranberry dip, right?

Tim: I have a whole other issue with cranberries, but no I would not eat it.

Guest: What’s wrong with cranberries?!?

‘Tim: I’m pretty sure they were planted by Satan.

Guest: I’m going to go over here now. (Guest walks away)

Tim: You asked.

Overall, Friendsgiving was amazing. Lots of food, drink and football. No better way to spend a Sunday. Oh, and now I have documented proof about evil cranberries thanks to my scientists.

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Thanksgiving

Sorry, Food Virgin fans I have been an absentee blogger lately. Time to catch up.¬† Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving and my beautiful, understand and vindictive wife Lisa decided, what better way to ruin my Thanksgiving than to make me try every food on the table. I know what you are thinking, Thanksgiving foods are delicious and not scary at all. What could be the problem? The problem is this. We were invited to eat dinner at my Aunt’s house, which is awesome. I love seeing them and my cousins. The only issue is that one of my cousins has some serious food allergies, so some of the traditional items are replaced with similar facsimiles. I imagined this to be to worse that it turned out to be.

Organic Turkey: This turned out to be just turkey. No issues presented themselves.

Cranberry Sauce: I normally do not eat this. My review is not indicative of any of my Aunts cooking skills, but cranberry sauce is gross. I do not understand the appeal. Yes, it was real cranberry sauce, not the can of purple jello. I do not like cranberry juice either, so this is no surprise.

Stuffing with Apples. Stuffing is great, so adding apples didn’t change that for me. I think it has a lot to do with how awesome stuffing is. It would take a lot to bring down stuffing. I think the only person who could ruin stuffing is Michael Bay. He ruins everything.

Roasted Japanese Yams: I was definitely nervous on this one. Surprise, I love potatoes. To a lesser extent, I tolerate sweet potatoes. I was told that Japanese Yams are in between the two. They were correct!. Japanese Yams were actually really good! They were just quartered and roasted. They were quite delicious!

Mashed Potatoes: This item needs no entry. It is the Super Bowl of foods. Even when its bad, it is good. Even Michael Bay could not ruin mashed potatoes…

Mixed Green Salad with sunflower seeds and cranberries: Eh, this just tasted like the lite Italian dressing with which I smothered it.

Cranberry Apple Pie: Now this might surprise a lot of people but not all desserts are not created equal to me.  I like apples, but I do not like apple pie. You already know that I think cranberries were planted by Satan himself. Maybe the combination of the two would make some type of magical food nirvana where the tastes sat in perfect balance. Nope, not even close. Everyone else loved the pie, but I am the only downer.

Pumpkin Pie: Wasn’t bad. I could take it or leave it.

So overall. I think Thanksgiving went well.¬† I’m about to go find Japanese Yams and pray Michael Bay doesn’t try to ruin potatoes.

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