(Another) Facebook Friday

Fredbird was back in Belleville today, at the Qdoba that’s in the same shopping center as the AT&T Store we saw him at last time. Of course we had to stop by and say “hi!”

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My children were epically photobombed by Fredbird in a series of hilarious poses.

But eventually, everyone got more or less organized for a picture:

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Before we left, Turkey got beaked:

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And Moose received a giant Fredbird hug!

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But nobody was as thrilled as Chickadee, who got picked right up by the big guy!

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This was our third Facebook Friday of the year…I think we’re officially Fredbird groupies now!

Tasty Tuesday–Replica Qdoba Mexican Gumbo

After making Southwestern Turkey Soup in January, but substituting¬†leftover Pork Carnitas for the turkey in the recipe, I realized that I had the basis for replicating the “Mexican Gumbo” that Qdoba serves. I have to say, I think I’ve come up with a pretty good approximation! Bunny seems to agree with that assessment, as it has quickly become one of her favorites, as well.¬†It even works with leftovers from the original turkey soup variation, if you’re not in the mood for pork!

  • Leftover Southwestern Soup, (with the majority of the broth drained off)
  • Cooked Rice, (flavored with lime juice, to taste)
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Shredded Jack Cheese
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

Place cooked rice in the bottom of a bowl. Top with leftover soup, using only enough broth to keep the rice moist. Garnish with toppings as desired…my favorites are cilantro and shredded jack cheese.