Sunday Post 65 | Super Bowl Sunday and other stuff

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This was one of those weeks with low lows and high highs – such a rollercoaster. I got behind on my blog visits, as a result, but I look forward to catching up with your posts in the coming days.

The weather was beautiful Wednesday-Saturday (highs of near 70 (or 21 Celsius) and sunny. We went on many walks around the lake which was so nice. Now, it’s in the 40s today and rainy but it’s supposed to get back up into the 60s again in a few days.

Today is the Super Bowl in the US, which means lots of bad-for-you-but-tasty food and crazy commercials. Oh, yeah and there’s a football game too 😉. We will be having homemade gluten-free mozzarella sticks (which are just as good as any gluten-filled version of the same), potato skins (because you have to have a vegetable, right?) and chicken wings.

Speaking of food, we tried a wonderful soup, this week, at the recommendation of a friend. It was really tasty. I actually cleaned my bowl which I NEVER do. It’s called Green Enchiladas Chicken Soup, and the recipe is so simple, so I’m including it in case you want to try it:

Crock Pot Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

  • 2 ½ pound / 1.1 kg of boneless skinless Chicken Breasts or thighs
  • 28 oz / 790 g can of Green Enchilada sauce
  • 24 oz / 680 g of Chicken broth
  • 1 cup / 2 ⅓ dl half and half or heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cup / 4 ¾ dl Monterey jack cheese
  • 4 oz / 110 g cream cheese, cubed at room temp
  • 4 oz / 110 g Green Salsa ( salsa verde)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1. In Crock Pot add Chicken breasts or thighs, green enchilada sauce and chicken broth…cook on low for 6-8 hrs

2. About 30 min before serving Remove Chicken and Shred.  the add shredded chicken, Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, 1/2 and 1/2 and green salsa to crock pot. stir until cheeses are melted. * you can add additional salsa for taste.

3. You can top with sliced avocado, Cilantro, green onion and sour cream and add strips of Crisp tortillas if you like!

It’s simple if you can find cream cheese. Has anyone else noticed that cream cheese is very hard to find? I provided both US and UK amounts for you all and the recipe is naturally gluten free for those who, like me, have to keep the gluten out of their diet. We served it in little soup crocks, which we use often for soup.

That’s been my week, how has yours been?

from NetGalley

The best Emma retelling since Clueless! This sexy romantic comedy follows Georgina as she dives head first into the NYC swingers’ scene in an attempt to save her marriage … and meddle in everyone else’s. Georgina Wagman has it all—a great marriage, a great job at a prestigious law firm, and great friends. She’s living the life she always wanted, and everything is perfect. Until, that is, she walks in on her husband Nathan in a compromising position with a junior associate. Georgina has a moment of crisis. But divorce is not a part of the five-year plan, so she comes up with an idea to save her marriage and recapture the spark. She and Nathan are going to become swingers. Georgina isn’t going to embark on this adventure alone, though. Her friends Felix and Norah and their respective partners decide to tag along for the ride. They’ve got relationship woes of their own that swinging just might fix. Georgina, convinced Felix and Norah belong together, is thrilled. What better place to reignite romance between two people destined to be together than a swingers’ party? Her plan is foolproof, until she runs into a college ex at the first party. When they reconnect, Georgina will find herself torn between her head and her heart, with her very happiness hanging in the balance. Full of heart and humor, The Lifestyle is a bold, hilarious new addition to the rom-com canon.
Perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Shannon Hale, Undercover Princess is a charming royal adventure by YouTube star Connie Glynn (Noodlerella). Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who has spent her life longing for the extraordinary. Ellie Wolf is the crown princess of Maradova, who wants nothing more than a chance at an ordinary life. When fate puts Lottie and Ellie in the same dorm room at the prestigious Rosewood Hall, there’s only one solution: for the girls to swap identities, and live the lives they’ve always dreamed of. But at Rosewood, a secret never stays secret for long. Someone in the school is on to them—and if the truth is revealed, the results may be more treacherous than they ever expected. Undercover Princess is the first book in the Rosewood Chronicles series.

I watched Marry Me with J. Lo and Owen Wilson because it was on Peacock’s streaming service as well as in theaters. The movie was surprisingly touching. Predictable, of course, but even hubby laughed at a few parts. I went in not fully convinced that I was going to like it, but I ended up enjoying it very much. ❤️

  • Monday, February 7: Book Review of Dark Horse by Gregg Hurwitz (Thriller series – 5⭐️’s)
  • Tuesday, February 8: BlogTour Book Review of The Night She Went Missing by Kristen Bird (Psychological Thriller 4.5⭐️’s )
  • Wednesday, February 9: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, February 10: Mini Book Reviews of Ramses the Damned: Reign of Osiris by Anne and Christopher Rice (Fantasy – 5-stars ) and The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont (Historical Fiction – 4-stars)
  • Friday, February 11: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, February 14: Mini Book Reviews of Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cahoe and Reclaim the Stars (collection of short stories) (Both are YA Fantasy and 4-stars)
  • Tuesday, February 15: Book Review of Mickey7 by Edward Ashton (SciFy – 5-stars)
  • Wednesday, February 16: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, February 17: Book Review of The End of Getting Lost by Robin Kirman (Psychological Thriller/Suspense – 4-stars)
  • Friday, February 18: Book Blogger Hop

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

34 Replies to “Sunday Post 65 | Super Bowl Sunday and other stuff”

  1. Ooh, that soup sounds delicious and all the superbowl foods you mentioned has got me hungry 😂 I hope you enjoy all the food! Also, The Lifestyle sounds like it’ll be a fun read and I don’t remember where I came across the trailer for Marry Me before but it looked fun albeit a bit cheesy and predictable. Sometimes you just need those movies though! I hope you have a great week ahead, Tessa 😊

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    1. Marry Me is kind of that way but not totally. I’m not a big fan of J. Lo in movies but Owen Wilson and his character added a little extra something to the mix.
      And that soup is totally delicious- flavorful without being to hot and spicy. Scrumptious 😋


  2. Oooh have fun watching the Super Bowl! The Lifestyle sounds super interesting, looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts! :))

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  3. Have a great time watching the Super Bowl. I’m not a sport’s fan myself, but I’m still watching Greys Anatomy (I’m on series 15) I wish I were as healthy, but food is playing a big part in my life. I start the day with good intentions, but end them with lots of sugary snacks. I enjoyed the premier of my play, and loved all the other plays too. I’m back to writing my novel, or trying to.

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    1. I’m so happy for you. I can’t imagine writing a play and watching it performed. You must have been over the moon. 🤗
      And I have to stay as far away from sugary snacks as possible because I have no willpower when they are close at hand.


  4. The End of Getting Lost is on my list! I love crockpot soups also! Just found a Japanese hot pot that you can put all your meat and veggie odds and ends into and it will work! With a soy sauce soup base! I hope to try that soup base, as I usually use chicken bouillon or broth. Happy reading week.

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  5. OMG that soup looks delicious! One reason why I’d watch hours of a sport-event would be if there was amazing food! Looks like you’ve also got some great romantic reads lined up for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  6. We’ll be watching the Superbowl here as well, and having wings. I’m glad to see you enjoyed the movie, Marry Me. I’ve been wondering about that one. I think I’ll check it out soon.

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    1. I think you’d like it. I really wasn’t expecting too but I wanted to watch some kind of movie and hubby had already mocked the movie on the Hallmark channel 😂 I ended up enjoying it very much ❤️

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  7. Enjoy the Super Bowl, Tessa, especially the snacks. I’m so proud of you for including some vegetables! 😉 And thanks for the recipe, which I just printed. It sounds delicious – I’ll eat anything with salsa verde. Have a fun Sunday and Happy Reading!

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  8. How could I forget about the commercials during the Super Bowl? I’ll be tuning in for the game, but completely forgot that the commercials are usually always every bit as entertaining. We just bought an air fryer so we’re going to test it out by doing chicken wings.

    The soup recipe sounds great, and I can so relate to your cream cheese shortage. You’d think that stuff was gold as difficult as it’s been to find lately!

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    1. The commercials are the best part. 😂. Well, just below the food and sometimes the half-time show.

      The soup is excellent. It really surprised me. And, I would really like to know what happened to the cream cheese. I wondering if it’s on those trucks protesting in Canada.

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  9. Hi Tessa! Ooh that soup does look delicious! I’ve seen the trailer for Marry Me and it does seem like a fun movie. I am watching The Eternals with my husband, but I think it’s starting to give me a headache!

    Have a good week Tessa and enjoy your new books!

    Elza Reads

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    1. Marry Me was better than The Eternals in its own way. My husband and I did not love The Eternals and we thought we would. Have a great week!


  10. You said cream cheese was hard to find and my first thought was how easy it is to find in the UK. But then I noticed the recipe said to cube it – our cream cheese is similar to butter in its consistency, so now I’m puzzled as to what exactly goes in the recipe! 😂

    I hope this week is a better one and that the weather improves too.

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  11. Sounds like you’ve had an exciting, busy, tiring week of it! While I can’t say I have any interest in American Football, the food and buzz around sounds great. Over here we have been watching the Six Nations Rugby Tournament instead. Otherwise mine was a very ordinary working week, in which I have been re-reading Eldest by Christopher Paolini and working my way through the classic sci-fi show, Star Trek. Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

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  12. Sorry about the lows, Tessa. Here’s hoping the highs this week far surpass them.

    I’m coming to your house for Super Bowl! The only things I’m making are chili and wings.

    Great news about Marry Me! I was hoping it would be good.

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    1. You would definitely be welcome 🤗. It all came out very good. My husband and I did a Staycation this weekend to end this crazy week on a high note and it did just that ❤️

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  13. We also had plenty of that not good for you but tasty food also. A friend also mentioned having to go to three stores before she could find cream cheese – strange. Have a great week, Tessa!

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