headache for two: simple sopa de conchas

Yesterday both Cornelius and I had splitting headaches. I think it was due to our lack of caffine (we ran out and were too lazy to get more). By dinnertime, we both couldn’t get off the couch but we realized that we couldn’t survive on Gilmore Girl repeats alone. We needed something quick and simple and then I remembered Crystal‘s package and the small packets of Mexican macaroni. She taped a short recipe to the package and a simple and satisfying dinner for two was born.

Crystal has a slightly more elaborate version on her blog, which you can find here.

Next Day:

Yes, dinner was another lazy meal and I took the above recipe and expanded it. It turned out fabulous. I sauteed bacon until crisp and added chopped garlic and onion, and followed the rest of the recipe. Five minutes before the meal was ready, I added some chopped broccoli to the mix for a bit of green. Tasty!

Thanks Crystal for a great base to a fantastic meal that will definitely be a repeat in this tiny kitchen!!

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9 comments to “headache for two: simple sopa de conchas”

  1. 1
    Ziz   November 29, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    you like gilmore??

    I LOOOOVE that show! :)

    I wonder if its a new episode tonight..hm..

  2. 2
    kickpleat   November 29, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    yes, i’m totally addicted.

    it’s funny because i only started watching the show a couple of months ago and now i’m totally hooked. cornelius has been bringing me the dvds from the library so i’m catching up on all the old episodes.

  3. 3
    Rachel   November 29, 2005 at 1:51 pm

    yummy!
    and we are gilmore obsessed. I have been watching since the beginning and since got Matt hooked. We plan nothing else on Tuesday nights!

  4. 4
    kickpleat   November 29, 2005 at 7:56 pm

    rachel, i’m surprised i got sucked in so easily — and tho cornelius hates to admit it, he likes it too!

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    Michelle   November 29, 2005 at 8:51 pm

    You know I never made this recipe and I love mexican pasta dishes. I am going to have to make it this weekend. I have so many recipes that my sis has posted that I want to try, but in this house the eaters are too picky. If they have never had it before, it will probably just sit there. One of these days I am just going to make it and say eat it or else no dinner for you!

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    kickpleat   November 29, 2005 at 8:58 pm

    michelle, this is a fantastic recipe! first off, it’s EASY! and more importantly, it tastes great! you really can add whatever you (and your family!) likes best. i’d definitely give this one a try!

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    crystal   November 30, 2005 at 8:29 am

    I’m so glad you liked the pasta! There are so many different ways to make sopa…one for every cook, I guess! To use my husband’s term, it’s Mexellent! :)

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    kickpleat   November 30, 2005 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for the inclusion, Ric! It all looks great :)

    Crystal, this recipe truely is Mexellent!! I can’t thank you enough.

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    Rich M   November 30, 2005 at 8:11 am

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