Slow Cooking Saturday

A culinary mastermind I am not.  I wish I could be one of those moms that makes every meal, or even just a majority of our meals, from scratch.  If only I had the time.

When I saw Michelle at I Heart Publix post this super easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe from Passionate Penny Pincher earlier this week, I thought, “Hey, even I can do that!”.  Unfortunately, it would have to wait until the weekend.  So here it is, my weekend project:

If only I had taken a picture of the finished product.  It was delicious, easy to make, and I have plenty left over for lunch tomorrow.  Plus, my house now has the heavenly aroma of chicken tortilla soup.  Definite bonus.

But what about desert?  Michelle at I Heart Publix came through for me again when she posted this recipe for pumpkin cupcakes earlier today.  So yummy.

I now leave you with 3 reasons why cupcakes are the perfect food:

  1. Completely portable with very little mess;
  2. Perfect icing to cake ratio; and
  3. Because they are small, you can eat at least 2 and not feel guilty.