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Feb 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day. Another food holiday and who doesn’t love tortilla chips. Well, I’m sure some people don’t. But I love them. So on this day, eat as many chips as you want. Or cook something with tortilla chips. I couldn’t find any information on the origins of this holiday, but I did find some information on the origins of the tortilla chip.
Did you know that tortilla chips were invented by Rebecca Webb Carranza in Los Angeles in the 1940′s as a way to use misshaped tortillas that came out of an automated tortilla machine. These rejected tortillas were cut into triangles, fried, and sold for a dime a bag by the El Zarape Tortilla Factory. They became immensely popular and in 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.
Why don’t you try Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Soup tonight?
1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes,
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
To serve, place a handful of tortilla chips (slightly crushed) in the bottom of a bowl and spoon the soup on top.
I couldn’t find the origins of this day. But I suspect it was probably started by an IT person. Many times we get frustrated because your computer is running slow. But if you take time to clean it up, just as you may do your closet, you will find that it will probably run a bit faster.
So today is a good day to get rid of all those files you don’t need anymore and organize the files you do need. Some basic rules for cleaning up your computer are:
- Delete unused and old: files, emails and email addresses, bookmarks and favorites
- Backup your files and programs at least every month
- Uninstall programs, shareware, executable files, e-books, or games that you no longer need or use
- Save only documents or emails needed. Ask: WHO needs it?, WHAT use is it?, WHEN will I use it?, WHERE will I find it?, WHY do I want or need it?, HOW long do I need to SAVE it?
Templates and Time: create and use templates that will save you time. You can find many free templates for business and personal use at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx.
I know I will take some time today to organize my files because I have a habit of placing working files on my desktop and then when my project is complete, I don’t always file them the way I should.
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