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Guardian Angels? Do you have one?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-10-2010


I goggled guardian angels today and read some interesting information…I believe that I do, yet I cannot find in the Bible where it says, yes, you do…It does say angels will minister to me, etc, but the ever present one right here by me?…I don’t know…I have heard of folks being visited by someone they thought to be an angel….me too…I spent many years traveling around the southwest, driving to make sales calls alone and several times have felt like a presence’s in the car with me…How about you? How do you feel on the subject? Have you been visited by angels? I had a nurse pray with me just before by-pass surgery, a wonderful prayer that touched me mightily, bringing a great feeling of relief to me…I never saw her at that hospital again or even around town…She could have been just a nice Christian person, but man could she pray…My nephew told of his doctor praying with him before by-pass surgery, so maybe it happens a lot and let me tell you, folks, it has a very soothing affect to the soul about to go under the knife…What’s your story, huh? Leave me your story, just click on comment and let us hear from you… you may be a blessing to someone…..thanks, Pete

Crock Pot Tortilla Soup w/Hatch Green Chilies

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-10-2010


Back by popular demand….try it out…..

Crock Pot Tortilla Soup w/Hatch Green Chilies

By Pete, August 28, 2010 3:37 p08


Recipe: Crock Pot Tortilla Soup with HATCH Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

1 1/2 pounds cooked shredded chicken
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 14 oz. can HATCH Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
2 4 oz. cans HATCH Diced Green Chiles
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 cups water
1 15 oz. can chicken broth
2 tsp each: cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper (or to taste)
1 15 oz. can corn, drained
2  tbsp cilantro, chopped

In crock pot, combine all ingredients except cilantro and garnish. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours. Cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and avocado for garnish.

To serve: Spoon into deep bowls and garnish with cheese, sour cream and avocado as desired. Tortillas or chips may be served on the side.

Toss it or keep it: Oh my gosh, keep this recipe. My husband and I agreed that this soup is better than most restaurant versions we’ve had. I ate two bowls and wanted to lick them clean. Depending on your kids palate, it might be a bit spicy.

 I hope your grocer carries the Hatch Brand…If not fuss at him until he will…It’s gooooood…….

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2 Responses to “Crock Pot Tortilla Soup w/Hatch Green Chilies”

  1. kj5si says:

    Pete, with my ulser, I cannot eat hot stuff (spicy hot), so tell me before I try this, IS IT HOT?

  2. Pete says:

    If you get the mild sauce and chilis it should not be hot, but it will be spicy…Out here, we have to be careful about telling folks what is hot and what is not, our mouths get used to the spicy stuff and we tend to lean toward the hot side. Maybe have the wife make it when friends or family is coming over and to make another dish so if it is hot you will still have a little to eat…..

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Balloons….Balloons everywhere!!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-10-2010


Albuquerque during balloon fiesta is surely a sight to behold. Mass ascension is something else. I don’t go every year, but when family is in town, we go. Being up close and witnessing all the commotion required to get them blown up and off the ground in an orderly fashion is truly a sight to behold…They have referees, in striped shirts and whistles no less, telling the balloonist when they can lift off….I don’t know the balloon count this year, but it is over 500 I am sure…A couple of years ago I think there was around 700…The special shapes are nice…beer cans, stage coach, Old Mrs. Hubbard’s house with children clinging to the sides, pigs, cows, chilies, whiskey bottles, all the children and us young at heart love the special shapes…They usually go last as most of them are so big…They may be harder to control also, but I really don’t know about that…This year the winds have been taking them south and southeast…I live due west of the balloon park and have only had one balloon visit our area. Sweetie was out watering and one was just overhead and they spoke to her and waved. One always knows they are coming as every dog in the neighborhood is out greeting them, barking at the propane torch providing the hot air for the balloon. The famed Albuquerque box is not working this year, so far….that is where the balloonist can lift off, go to four different heights, picking up winds in all four directions in one of those altitudes and come back to where he lifted off or at least close to where he lifted off….Always the first full week of October…Our town is full of hot air, er, balloons that is….It is nice and a good time for full time residents to stay close to home….busy, busy town….

Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-10-2010


We toured Glen Canyon Dam, going down into the inside, seeing the eight turbines and all…quite interesting..They told us the building of the dam is still not paid for even though they have generated about 3 billion dollars in revenue so far. Power generated at Glen Canyon goes all over the southwest, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Texas. Did you know they had to build a 2 mile tunnel to get the equipment into the lower working area of the dam and it has an 8 percent grade. The workers use it daily and the company that rafts the river use it to deploy their rafts. One shot is of the front, or dam side and the other shot of of the Lake Powell side. The water level is up as they have had good rain and snow melts. Our guide said a good snow melt could raise the level of the lake about 15 inches. Amazing, huh?…..

We took a boat tour of Lake Powell, about a 3 hour boat ride…They took us down near the dam and up one of the canyons…I thought the recording was kidding when they said do not put your arms out as you may get caught between the canyon wall and the boat…this was a big boat maybe a 80 to 100 ft or so…I am thinking there is no way they would go up a canyon that would crowd this big, expensive boat between canyon walls….wrong…the boat went on back until it was boxed in the canyon…it surely had side thrusters to turn around like it did….That was very interesting….Lake Powell tour was sweeties favorite part of our vacation…Glen Canyon Dam may have been mine….

investment/play like

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-09-2010


well, do you remember my play like purchase of 1000 shares of Western Refinery back last month? Where I purchased 1000 shares at 4.11 per share or 4110.oo invested. So, yesterday, a month later, I sold them at 5.01 per share or 5010.00.  So, I made 900.00. I am sure some fees and commissions would have to be deducted, but that’s not bad. I am going to wait a few days and do it again. Same company? Maybe. Maybe something else that may catch my eye. Southwest Airlines? Maybe. I will have to watch them. A few years ago I was flying SWA about every week. It was fun then….

Illegal Immigrant Reform

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-09-2010


I heard a term today while the Pres was visiting New Mexico….Illegal Immigrant reform..Would someone tell me just what that means…I mean really…Does it mean what they did is ok?….Or, If one can get through the heavily guarded area, then it is ok for them to be an American?…Or, if they can get through, get a job,  then it becomes ok for them to be an American…I wonder what all the folks who had to come through Ellis Island thinks about our southern border entry system?….Maybe Mr. Ruben Navarette, Jr. can enlighten us…I am not sure he is a regular reader of this blog, but maybe he can tell us what that term means, if not here, then in one of his stories in the Albuquerque Journal….Amnesty is not illegal immigrant reform, is it? Surely not, that’s another ball game entirely, huh?….

ESPN’s Mark Schlaback’s Bottom 10 Football teams

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-09-2010


Per this guy both New Mexico Teams suck…..Well, I guess he is right…I sure cannot argue the point…It made the TV News tonight, not sports, but it said…. stay tuned for the “NEWS” folks…The bottom ten: Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Cal, Akron,North Texas, Colorado State, UNLV (who beat us last week) Marshall…..I am not saying yea nor nay to these bottom 10, but that’s what Mr. Schlaback says…..I think he may be pretty close to right anyway….I feel bad…I know both our teams feel badly about this…And the Coaches of both school, how do they handle this….You gotta go on, huh? But coach, can you change the offense? Maybe the single wing or the Notre Dame Box, student body right, the old straight T, something, anything….Everybody has the answer Coach, just ask us, only thing our answers don’t count…Your answer is the only one to matter, I just hope you choose the right one….and if you lose to New Mexico State in two weeks,….mercy..mercy…mercy….its sad to think about it all…..

Mike Leach Update

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2010


Did you see this morning’s paper….Coach Leach did not deny contact from UNM other than to say New Mexico already has a coach…Listen, I am really not promoting a coaching change at this point as our coach should be given the rest of this season, but I am saying that if we do need to replace our coach at the end of the year and Coach Leach is available and willing it would be the best thing that has happened to Lobo football in a while…He has the name and will be able to recruit good quarterbacks and recievers and then we might really need the three digit scoreboard….and the Lobo’s would be in the mix with TCU and Boise State and Nevada and Fresno State….Wouldn’t that be something?….Well, I hope the Lobos can win one tonight…I really do….It would also be nice if the Aggies could also whip the Jayhawks….We need both New Mexico teams to win one, huh?….Today may be the day…..

Colorado River

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2010


We got several good shots of the rims at the Grand Canyon but from several of the view points you can see very little of the river. This shot is the best one of the river. At one place we could see a raft running the rapids, but to the camera lens it was only a speck, well, at least for our camera. One thing you cannot tell from the photo is the speed of the river. We attended the Imax movie on the second day and you felt like you were running the rapid watching it…Looked like fun…

Mike Leach….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-09-2010


Coach Locksley is still employed, as far as I know, and yet some quarters are already talking up Mike Leach as the replacement for him…I don’t think that is a right way to handle the present situation as it just makes for more turmoil for the team and coaches…They know they need to win and the coaches are already paid for this season, the team is already set, so let’s make the best of it…We have played three very tough opponents so far, Oregon, Texas Tech and Utah…Losing to those three is not a surprise to anyone…The lopsided score is the big concern, right?…And we have 16 inexperienced players and every week we see an improvement in all of them….How about it Lobo nation, lets back our team, the one we now have…..bitching and complaining helps no one….Go Lobos….