My Colorado boy missed his connecting flight and arrived a day late. And my youngest started off his journey getting on the wrong bus for the airport. But, they both finally made it safe and sound last Wednesday and Thursday and that's all that matters.
It's been 2 years since my Colorado boy was home which means it's the first time we've been together as a family in that time.
I'm seeing a lot more of him since he only has a few friends here for the winter break, while boy number two is still a teenager; sleeps all day and has plans every night.
Colorado boy was really hoping to see blue skies here in Kuwait, but ever since they arrived, there's been nothing but cloudy, gray skies. At least it's not -3 like it currently is in his part of the world.
I've been making their favorite soups ... my boy wants to learn them all so he can make some when he's back in cold, cold Colorado.
Tortilla Soup is a very easy one. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add vegetable broth, a can of chopped tomatoes, corn, some salsa, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, a pinch of red pepper flakes. I even added leftover black beans with spinach. Simmer for about 10 minutes and then stir in some chopped cilantro. Heat through and serve with avocado slices.
Unfortunately, I never measure anything, so it's hard to share an exact recipe.. I just add ingredients to get a flavor I like.
Hope you all had a very, merry Christmas.