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February 19, 2014

WEEKNIGHT CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP...PERFECT FOR A DAY AT THE RANCH

 
I need to see green.
I want to walk barefoot in soft fields.
I want to see the sunset at the ranch.
I want to smell the aroma of fresh cut grass.
 
I want to see the horses run.
 
 
 
 Elizabeth grows the most beautiful Joseph's Coat roses.
She chose that beautiful tin roof when she built the ranch house.
 How perfect is that?
To hear rain on a tin roof...what a marvelous sound!  
 

Every ranch needs a dinner bell
 

Catherine and Nick on their horses...they were a birthday gift......that would be a dream come true

 

Grapevine wreaths are hung along the split rail fence....just look at those gorgeous trees

 
Looks like a postcard doesn't it?
When you arrive at the house, all the horses come galloping up to greet you,
perhaps begging for a carrot from your pocket
 
 
This is a Texas ranch dear friends...such beauty
Soon, this field will be alive with Indian Paintbrush, Blue Bonnets and wildflowers
 

Two of Elizabeth's rescue dogs.....can you tell how happy they are to be official ranch dogs?

 
I love the smell of horses
I love to kiss their faces
Really I do
 

Now this is a delicious Mexican style tortilla soup to make for a busy weeknight!
I would rather spend all day outside on days like this, than in the kitchen.
 How about you?



WEEKNIGHT CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
4 cups chicken broth
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 cup frozen  corn kernels
1/2 rotisserie chicken meat, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 t. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 t.  onion powder
salt to taste
pepper to taste

In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Serve with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and Monterey Jack cheese and fresh avocado!.
 

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ranch. That soup sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. It is so pretty, isn't it Penny! Hey, thank you so very much for stopping by Estelle's today! I so hope you enjoy the recipe! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Beautiful! I could look at those views all day!

    The soups sounds delicious too.

    Deanna

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    1. Hi Deanna....so very happy you enjoyed this post! It's a wonderful place to spend the day! Blessings to you!

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  3. Gorgeous photos today Estelle.

    The soup looks so good!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this Beth. Wonderful to see spring coming, right?

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  4. Loved everything about this post!!! My stepson has a ranch and it will soon be ablaze with color! Our camper is down on his property and I intend to enjoy spring in the country before bringing it back home to sit in our driveway all summer!!
    One of the rescue dogs looks like my own Lucy - who is also a rescue dog!!

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    1. Linda, camping sounds wonderful in the spring. We can thank Lady Bird Johnson for all the lovely Texas wildflowers, can't we? So glad you are feeling "in the pink" again!

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  5. A little slice of heaven.

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