Thursday, September 30, 2010
Fajita Soup Weather!
We're having some misty, moisty fall weather at the moment. Cool and drizzly. In fact we're under a severe weather alert until tomorrow evening. About 4 inches of rain expected. We actually had to turn on the heat this afternoon. I was wishing I could light a fire in the wood stove, but my fireman hubby likes to give it a good overhaul and cleaning before using it for the first time each year.
I absolutely love this kind of weather, and took a few pictures from the front porch, and one from the kitchen window. With the clouds hanging around the tops of the mountains and between the ridges, I always think our little valley resembles something out of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It also reminds me of the illustrated works of Norwegian artist Theodore Kittelsen. Our woods are a mixture of soft and hardwood trees, lots of knotty branches and knobbly roots, boulders and rocky overhangs. You could imagine elves and dwarfs and, ooh, trolls inhabiting them.
Well anyway, Ken brought home Fajitas, from the Mexican restaurant last night. We never can eat it all, so what could be better on a day like this, than -leftover- Fajita Soup! Yes, it's my own invention. Ken thought I was joking when he asked what was for supper. Surprisingly, he actually liked it! Surprisingly, he agreed to try it in the first place! Let's just say, Polly, kitchen, making stuff up... we don't usually dare go there.
Put left over fajitas into a sauce pan.
Add about a cup and a half of pink grapefruit juice and about half a cup of water. A dash of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of crushed, hot red pepper.
Bring to a boil then simmer for a couple of minutes.
Serve with garlic bread.
Mmm.. it's kind of sweet and sour and spicy all at the same time. Really warms you up on a drizzly day like this.
Of course you can tweak things a bit too. This time I also added two teaspoons of mango salsa to the mix and sometimes I add a little ginger.
Try it and see what you think.