After an unexpectedly long and stressful day last week, which came after several other long and stressful days, I arrived home one evening tempted to tear open a bag of potato chips but determined to treat myself with more respect than that and eat a proper dinner.
But I had little time, less inclination, and not too many ingredients at my disposal. What could I serve that would nourish me quickly?
Soup. I had a container of tomato-pepper soup, and it could serve as my base. It's okay on its own, though it kinda needs a bit of oomph-ing up. What to add to it ...?
Salsa. I still had fresh salsa in the refrigerator; that would be perfect! And then the final epiphany struck: I'd been saving some tortilla chip crumbs, knowing I could find a purpose for them in life. And this was it! Yay!!!
So I heated the soup and salsa, poured the soup into a bowl, placed the crumbs on top, and I enjoyed a warm, nourishing meal within maybe 5 minutes.
Cause I'm worth it ... :)
Tomato and Salsa Soup
1-1/2 cups roasted tomato and red pepper soup
1/2 cup fresh salsa
1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
Heat the soup and the salsa in a small saucepan. Pour the soup into a bowl, and top with crushed chips.