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Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

There are a couple of recipes which are staples in our family.  Arroz con leche, Tacos and the famous Caldo de Pollo also known as Mexican Chicken Soup.  When the folks at  IMUSA  approached me about testing some their products, I immediately knew

I wanted to try out a family recipe with the IMUSA Aluminum Cast Caldero.   I love the color, the size  is also perfect for making meals for a small family.  As I was planning the perfect recipe I decided I wanted to test one of my family recipes and decided to make  Chicken Soup.

The Chicken Soup recipe has been passed on from generation to generation in my family.  As a child my mother made Chicken soup when it rained or for ill family friends and family.  She passed on the tradition to me and my siblings as well.  The recipe is very simple, but the most valuable ingredient is that the recipe be made with lots of love.

Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

This weekend it was raining, the weather was just wet, cold and called for a little TLC from Mom’s kitchen.  I made a pot of Chicken Soup and like the saying says, “It made it all better”.

Similar to family recipes, the IMUSA products are something that are passed on from generation to generation.  I love my Red IMUSA Caldero and recommend this product for amateur and seasoned cooks who love to cook.  I hope to collect a set of IMUSA cookware.

Buen Provecho!
Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 chicken
1 medium onion, sliced
2 ears of corn, each sliced crosswise into 2-4 pieces
6 carrots, sliced
4 potatos, sliced
6 cups water
1 medium cabbage, cut into wedges
2 tomatoes, roughly sliced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

Directions

Heat water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion
and cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, bring to a boil and reduce the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes until the chicken comes apart. Add the corn, potatos, and carrorts and cook for another 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Add the tomatoes, cabbage, oregano and cilantro cook for another 10 minutes.

Pull the saucepan from the heat and stir. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve hot & with lots of love.

What family recipes have been passed from generation to generation in your family?  Do   you have houseware in your home that has been passed from generation to generation as well?


This is not a sponsored post.  I received an IMUSA Caldero to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

The Importance of Skincare & Shinto Clinical Smooth Answer Product Review

Skincare is important to me. I’ve been caring for my skin since I was a teenager. I’ve been removing my makeup daily and washing my face with skin cleaners. I’ve also been taking measures to protect my skin against sun damage, dryness and wrinkles by purchasing products that allow my skin to breathe.

I’ve tried several over the counter products, but they don’t work well with my sensitive skin. For the past 20 years I’ve been using department store facial beauty products. They are usually more expensive, but I have seen the best results from high-end products versus over the counter products.

I recently had the opportunity to test the  Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmoms  Smooth Answer skin care product. I was very impressed by the ease of use of their website and the detailed information provided on their product line.  I was also very intrigued to see that the products were featured in several magazines.  You can read more about my shopping experience here.

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The Shinto Smooth Answer product is a moisture cream filled with anti-aging ingredients. According to the product description, the product gives your skin a smooth dewy appearance and instantly moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes the skin.   The product has been clinically proven to bind moisture directly to the skin to provide a firming and tightening feeling to the skin.

I removed my makeup and applied the product as soon as the package arrived and immediately felt the results. Smooth Answers hydrated my skin and made it feel soft. It also has a wonderful light fragrance. I tested the product day and night and it made my face feel refreshed and hydrated.

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After testing the product, I would recommend this product. Shinto Smooth Answers is the first product I’ve tested that makes my skin feel soft instantly.  Every time I use the product I felt like I was getting a facial at a resort.   It also gave me a little bit of a glow.   Question: Is skincare important to you?  How has your skincare evolved from teenage years to today?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.

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