Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

A few weeks ago I was watching Barefoot Contessa. Usually, she makes things with two sticks of butter. This show wasn't really an exception to the rule. But not all of it was butter-laden. The Mexican Chicken Soup was actually good for you, with only 4 points for a generous one and a half cup serving.

I wouldn't describe the soup as exceptional. It's a good twist on a classic. Simple, low in points — it's a warming meal for the crisp weather that we've been getting.

On the side was my attempt at a cheddar jalapeno corn muffin. She made a jalapeno cheddar cornbread that looked to die for. But with a stick of butter and extra sharp white cheddar, it wasn't exactly low in points. To save time I tried to use a corn muffin mix and add 2% sharp cheddar cheese and jalapeno. It didn't work. It was a good try, but not only were they still 5 pts a piece, they really weren't worth it.

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