M’m M’m Good – January is National Soup Month! + Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe

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photo of Campbells Soup Mugs

These vintage Campbell’s soup mugs are perfect for sipping a good old fashioned can of soup on a cold day.

Soup warms the body and the soul, and chicken soup is unexplainably good for colds. Soup is amazing and simply put, soup is good food.  I was so excited to learn that soup had its own national month that I decided to blog about it.  Yea soup! Thrift Town has loads of items to help you get your soup on.

After the fun photos from Thrift Town, I have decided to include one of my favorite soup recipes that I created myself. I usually make my tortilla soup in the summer, but it’s great any time of the year.

Before we get started, I also wanted to share my secret trick to my own chicken soup recipe. Once you finish making your own favorite chicken soup, and just before you serve it  (when the pot is not boiling),  add a splash of cream and a pinch or two of finely chopped parsley. I promise it will make your chicken soup even more amazing. Let me know if you try it.

photo of soup bowls and ookbook.

Thrift Town has loads of pots and pans. You’ll need a good pot (preferably with a lid) to make your soup from scratch. We also have lots of cookbooks and some are soup specific. You can learn so much from a good cookbook. Need a good soup bowl? We’ve got that too!

Photo of soup display

We love creating fun in-store displays to inspire our customers. Here’s a fun soup display.

photo of soup tureens

Do you dream of serving “fancy soup” in a tureen? We can help with that- with not so fancy prices.

photo of painted bowls

These festive Mecixan painted bowls would be perfect for my tortilla soup! Recipe is at the end.

photo of crock pot

A lot of great soups are made in a crockpot. Thrift Town would be a great place to save some dough on an ever versatile crockpot.

photo of yellow mugs and dsihes

These simply make me smile! All I want to do is eat my favorite red pepper and tomato cream soup with a grilled cheese sandwich in/on these bright yellow sunshiney mugs and plates. True food for the soul in every way.


Ashley’s Roasted Tortilla Soup
I love tortilla soup and when I travel to Mexico I order it everywhere I go. It’s always different and always delicious. Here is my interpretation of tortilla soup. It’s so healthy, flavorful and delicious. Enjoy!

photo of tortilla soup

Ashley’s tortilla soup garnished with chives, avocado dusted with chipotle powder, toasted tortilla strips, and roasted chicken. Yum!

Ingredients to Roast:
Roast in 400 degree oven on cookie sheet or grill until charred and softened (about 20 minutes)

6 ears of corn (in or out of husk)
2 yellow onions (peeled and cut in half)
2 cloves garlic
1 red pepper (yellow/orange ok too)
2 Anaheim peppers
1 jalapeno pepper  (or less)

Extra ingredients:
32oz chicken broth
2 cans 14 oz fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (destemmed)
Spice to taste: Sea Salt, Chipotle Powder (not chili),  and 1 Tablespoon Cumin
4 Corn tortillas (taco size)
Lime wedges (one wedge per person)
Optional garnishes of choice

Cut:
Corn off husk, clean and seed peppers/leaving the charred skin on is okay. Set 2/3 of the corn aside in the soup pot. This will not get blended.

Blend:
Put all ingredients, including spices, less 2/3 of the corn, in the blender with
chicken broth and 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes.  Do not blend until veggies are cooled down, otherwise the blender will blow out the top! You will need to do this in a couple batches.

Stovetop in a Large Soup Pot: 
Pour all of the blended ingredients, the cut corn, any remaining chicken broth in a large pot.  Heat to a boil, reduce to a simmer or turn off, taste and serve. If the corn is still crisp, cook until done. You do not want to overcook the soup so cilantro stays fresh tasting.

Garnish & Enjoy!
Garnish with grilled or rotisserie chicken, cheese, sour cream, scallions, avocado, lime wedges & thinly sliced tortilla strips, lightly tossed in olive oil, dusted with sea salt and cumin, broiled on low until golden and crispy.

Ashley

Ashley

I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.

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