Archive | November 2014

Giving Thanks


Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow….

Where did the time go??

I am thankful for family and friends

New and old

I am thankful every time I wake up

So I can reflect on yesterday

Live life fully today

And make tomorrow better

Wishing you all a thankful holiday.




Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is soooo not my kind of soup….I much prefer creamy-type ones.
However I am trying really hard to try new things.

And I am soooo glad I did!

This soup is easy and delicious and makes a lot. I have two crockpots… that I would consider normal size and one great big one. This recipe filled up the big one.

I did not use any cilantro or jalapeno spices (whatever that is).
Make sure you put in a big dollop of sour cream on top of your soup. It’s what really makes this somewhat creamy!

This is a keeper for sure.

Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup


2 chicken breasts
2 cans (or one 28oz box) of diced tomatoes
2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
14 oz of frozen corn
1 onion, chopped
4 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of water
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp dried or fresh cilantro (optional)
1/2 Tbsp jalapeno spices (optional)
tortilla chips
sour cream
shredded cheddar or blend cheese


Put chopped onion, beans, tomatoes, corn, chicken broth, water and spices in the crock pot and stir to mix.

Put chicken breasts on top of mixture and make sure they’re partly submerged in the liquid.

Cook on high for 6-7 hours or on low for 8-9.

Before serving break up and shred the chicken breasts if needed.

Serve with a few tortilla chips broken up on the top of the bowl, top with cheese and a spoon full (or more) of sour cream.