There's snow in the forecast for the weekend so like every other good Southerner - I'm stocking up on supplies and preparing to be snowed in the house for at least a month.❄️😂 The chances that we'll see actual snow this weekend is fairly low but that doesn't stop Georgia residents from emptying the grocery store shelves. It's possible that we're all just using this wintery forecast as a good excuse to buy carbs and beer, but either way - we're prepared. 🍞🍺
The first thing Southerners do when snow is in the forecast is head to the grocery store. 🥛The second thing we do is run outside with our camera phones to document the event. 🤳🏻And lastly, we eat all of the aforementioned food. 😅
Snow or no snow - it'll be all hot chocolate and warm soups in our house this weekend. 🍲 This chicken and vegetable soup is one of my new favorites. I would call it a tortilla soup/vegetable soup fusion and it's delicious.
Chicken and Vegetable Soup
1 pound ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered
1 large onion, quartered
6 garlic cloves, smashed
1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems and leaves chopped separately
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 pound bone-in chicken thighs
2 quarts chicken broth
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
2 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced into 1/4" thick slices
12 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2" pieces
1 ripe avocado, chopped
1/2 cup queso fresco
Season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup over rice.
Top each bowl with avocado, cheese and remaining cilantro leaves. Serve with lime wedges.
Stay warm out there friends.
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