Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lime Soup (Yes. Lime.)

What am I reading now?  Bees in My Butt (Rebecca Shelley)
Annnd. . . what do I think so far? I know, I usually tell you about young adult literature and this isn't so. . . WARNING . . . This book is full of
     •over the top antics that would never be tolerated in school
     •exaggerated noises from bodily functions
     •Smartboys that aren’t all boys
     •kids outsmarting adults, rather easily if you ask them
And that, my friends, is exactly why the target market for this book (middle grade readers; grades 2-4) will chuckle all the way through reading it.  (p.s. Personally loved the Smartboys Club Secret Notebook at the end. )

Here's the official promo for the book and info on how to snag a copy for your own Smartboys:
     Take Monkey, a literary genius with flatulence; Bean, a science and math guru; Vinny, a computer whiz who can't keep her mouth shut; and Art, an artist who can shoot a basketball like a pro, confront them with a mess of fourth grade trouble, and watch the fun explode.
     In Bees in My Butt, the first book of the Smartboys Club series, the members of the Smartboys Club use their skills to battle a group of crazed Ninjas that take over the school. And it happens on a day when Monkey has the worst case of flatulence imaginable.

Another original recipe. . . . . . . . Lime Soup
Bring 4 c. chicken stock and 2 c. beef stock to a boil. Drop in two bay leaves and reduce to a simmer.

Stir 1 packet of taco seasoning mix into a 16 ounce tub of sour cream and set aside until serving.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet. Cook 1/2 onion, 2 tablespoons minced garlic and 1 small can of green chile until tender. Add 2 cubed chicken breasts, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon chile flakes.

When chicken has cooked through, add chicken, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 1/4 c. lime juice to the broth. Remove bay leaves.

Dice 3 roma tomatoes and 3 avocados. Stir together with 2 tablespoons of lime juice and place in a separate bowl.

To serve, ladle soup into bowl. Place 2-3 heaping tablespoons of fresh tomato/avocado salsa in a heap in the middle of the soup. Top with a tablespoon of sour cream mixture. Serve with warmed flour tortilla.

Oh, so yummy!

Click here for the ingredients list.


Rebecca Shelley said...

Great Blog post. Thanks for reviewing Bees in My Butt. I love the recipe. Can't wait to try it.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Great recipe, Canda. Hope it doesn't give me a case of what monkey has. I'm sure this book fits a good nitch for young boys. Thanks for sharing.