So the wife found a recipe in Real Simple magazine she thought sounded good. ****y chicken and hominy soup. Sounded good to me too so I made it. I do the cooking and tend to embellish on recipes to improve them.
So this recipe called for a rotisserie chicken, a can of hominy, couple stalks of celery, an onion, chicken broth and the chipotle peppers in adobo. I had never worked with chipotle peppers before so we got a small 4 oz can. I put it all together and when I opened up the peppers and dumped them in the pot... they were whole and needed to be chopped... so I fished them all back out and chopped them up... covered and simmered for 45 minutes.
That soup was so freaking hot! We used almost an entire small tub of sour cream trying to cut the heat! I finished a bowl and the top of my head was sweating and my lips were burning. The wife got through half a bowl and I finally told her not to be a hero, she had nothing to prove. She takes the bowls to the kitchen... I cook, she cleans. Awesome arrangement... and comes back and says... how much chipotle did you put in there? The whole can I said. She says... the recipe says 1 TABLESPOON of chipotle peppers. We both paid for that mistake with the soup going in, and the soup coming out. I'll pay closer attention the recipe next time.