01-14-2018, 07:58 AM
Queen Kima - Whemi BOD
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Denison, TX
Texas Chapter HTC News: January 14, 2018
January is National Soup Month!!
The Soul Warming History of Soup Month
Historical evidence of the existence of soup dates all the way back to about 20,000 B.C. Boiling was not a common cooking technique until the invention of a waterproofed container, which started out as clay vessels. Animal Hides and watertight baskets were used along with heated rocks. The word soup itself derives from the French word soupe which means soup or broth. The word restaurant was first used in France, around the 16th century, to refer to a highly concentrated, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors, that was advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion.
In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specializing in such soups. This prompted the use of the modern word restaurant for the eating establishments. In the US, the first colonial cookbook was published by William Parks in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1742, based on Eliza Smith’s The Compleat Housewife; or Accomplished Gentlewoman’s Companion, and it included several recipes for soups and bisques. A 1772 cookbook titled The Frugal Housewife, had an entire chapter around the entire subject of soups. In 1897, Doctor John T. Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup Company invented condensed soup, which has grown exponentially in popularity in the modern era. Condensing soup allows soup to be packaged into a smaller can and sold at a lower price than other canned soups. The soup is usually doubled in volume by adding a “can full” of water or milk (about 10 ounces).
Since the 1990s, the canned soup market has burgeoned with soups marketed as “ready-to-eat,” which require no additional liquid to prepare. Microwaveable bowls have expanded the ready-to-eat canned soup market even more, offering convenience (especially in workplaces) and are popular lunch items.
How to Celebrate Soup Month
To celebrate, we could all make soup with our families at home and stay warm while we eat the soul-warming liquid that we all know and love. Here’s a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup.
1 Chopped Onion
1 Can of Chili Beans
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Whole Kernel Corn, Drained
1 Can of Tomato Sauce
1 can or bottle of beer.
2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilis.
1 packet of taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 package of shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream (optional)
Crushed Tortilla Chips (Optional)
Directions: Step 1: Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.
Step 2: Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.
There aren't any Texas birthdays on the calendar this week. If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we'll celebrate with you.
It's time to start planning the 2018 rally!! We've started a thread for proposals as to where and when to go. Throw in your two cents worth. We'll be voting in February. Let's have a great rally this year!!
Doc has started a thread under the Texas Chapter "Fantastic Texas Chapter GTG Location". Give us your input.
Doc - HemiFun05 - has just restocked us with little bit of different version of our Texas Chapter HTC Stickers. If you would like it please shoot me a PM. Thank you, Doc!!
silvrram as posted "Texas Muscle Car Club Challenge Series" under general rallys and events. Check it out.
Join us for chatroom every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. for chatroom. It's a great way to get to know your HemiTruck Family.
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
*jwberry's dad - health issues, will be having heart surgery when stronger.
*Saber (Cherie) - health issues
Have a great week!!