Friday, October 26, 2007

Tortilla Soup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package frozen peppers
1 package frozen onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried cilantro
1/2 cup lime juice
3 (14oz) cans died tomatoes, Hunts fire roasted with garlic
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chili peppers, drained
4 (14oz) cans broth (vegetable or chicken)
salt and pepper to taste
1 (11oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 (14oz) cans black beans, drained
12 oz tortilla chips, or strips
1 cup shredded cheese
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
sour cream to dollop on top

the recipe does not call for it but we added chicken!

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the peppers and onions, garlic, cumin, cilantro and lime juice cook 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the remaining vegetables, Pour in the broth, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes.

Serve in bowls over equal amounts, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips or strips.

Derek made this a few weeks ago and it was amazing!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our New Car

So I have been pretty busy and Derek and I have not taken pictures of our new car yet but I found this picture. This is a 2006 Scion xB. This is exactly what our car looks like. Derek really enjoys driving it!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nursing pictures

I love these pictures!

Adventures in Nursing

Well yesterday I survived my first rapid response. I came on and I had a patient that the blood pressure was not very good and the things that we were trying were not helping. My patient was just not looking very good and started going even more down hill so I called a rapid response. With in maybe 15 seconds that room was full of people. My team lead was in there helping me out along with a few other nurses, the doctor, the code team, and a bunch of interns and residents. Outside the room there was even more people. Then they transferred my patient to the CV-ICU. After everything was all over and I called report to the ICU I had to step off the floor and take a break and regain my composure. I talked to Megan on the phone until I calmed down. After taking a deep breath I went back to work. The great thing about working at the hospital is that there is always someone else there to help you. There was another nurse that stepped up and helped me get caught up even though she was busy with patients of her own. Never a boring day!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Just a few updates. They have started work on our house! So now instead of a big plot of dirt we own a big whole in the ground! They are working on the foundation right now! The house will be done sometime between December and February.

We are also going to be getting a car this week! Derek has found a 2006 metallic black Scion that he really likes. He found a great deal through a private owner.

Next month will be a busy month. I get to go help Megan when she has her baby for a week! I am excited to see my sisters again! After that I will be taking a class to learn how to do CAPD (continual abdominal peritoneal dialysis). One of the things that I love about nursing is there is so much to learn and do!