EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! INDIANA WOMAN SAVES HERSELF FROM HOLIDAY INSANITY BY MAKING SOUP!! When asked what led up to the pot-filling event, the lady simply replied, "When I found that I'd put a hook through my dog's collar and hung him on the tree, and then discovered that I'd stuffed my husband's Christmas stocking with Midol, toenail clippings and Hello Kitty stickers, I knew I was suffering from pre-traumatic holiday stress syndrome. The only known cure is making soup, so that's what I did."
There you have it folks. It's beginning to look a lot like soup isn't just a cure for the common cold anymore.
Cheesy Chorizo Chowder
1/2 lb chorizo
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
kosher salt and pepper
1 quart chicken stock
3 medium potatoes, peeled, small cubed
2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves, chopped
4-6 ounces shredded Queso Chihuahua (could substitute Velveeta)
In soup pot brown chorizo until fat is rendered. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, oregano and a little kosher salt and pepper. Saute vegetables for 6-8 minutes and then add the chicken both and cubed potatoes. Bring to a boil, season with kosher salt, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10-12 minutes. Add the corn kernels and spinach and simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and gradually add the shredded cheese and stir until smooth.