October 30, 2014


Nowhere does time feel shorter and more precious 
than on a beach in Maine on an Autumn day. 
The light is audacious. 
The sea holds winter’s chill, a reminder of what’s to come. 
Fog could roll in any minute, and often does.


Private residence, Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport

Cape Elizabeth...Portland Headlight

Kennebunkport near Walker's Point

For the past few weeks, I have seen a Taco soup recipe on various blogs! It just so happened, Miss Judy from Pensacola was telling me about a new recipe her coworker was sharing. It was a crockpot Chicken Taco Soup! Now, you must realize, Miss Judy does not know a taco from an enchilada.....she's a southern comfort food girl! She gave me the few simple ingredients over the phone and both of us ended up making it last weekend! 

As strange as it was, The Divine Miss M said her sweet neighbor, Kelly, told her she had just made a taco soup and it was pretty much the same recipe......she said it was SO delicious! 

Honey, anything that is a recipe you can throw in the crockpot is tempting to me! So.......y'all need to try this, even if you are not a fan of Mexican food! You could prepare this with either chicken or ground beef....I have seen both! However, it is absolutely DIVINE with chicken! 

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can of black beans, undrained
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can white northern beans, undrained
1 can Rotel
1 package of Taco seasoning mix
1 package dry Ranch dressing mix

Place chicken breasts in a crockpot. Add rest of ingredients and slightly stir. Set crockpot to low and cook for 6 hours! Before serving, cut your chicken into bite sized pieces, while it is still in the crockpot. Serve with toppings of sour cream, cheese, chips and fresh avocado! We also add hot cornbread! Now, how easy is this for a delicious autumn dinner! 


  1. Ohhhhhh those photos of the ocean... And the fog.... Oh happy sigh....

    I so agree... If it can be make in a Crock Pot, it rocks!!!!

    Please, what is Rotel? :-)

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    1. Hi Tessa! Rotel is a brand of canned diced tomatoes with green chilies! It is used in many mexican dishes and dips! I used 1/2 packet of the taco seasoning mix in this recipe and the entire package of dry ranch dressing. My husband loved this recipe!!! Even better the second day!

  2. Give me a crock pot recipe any day! I'll have to give this a go.... I have many well loved crock pot recipes but its always nice to have something new to try. LOVE the pictures of the fog and lighthouse.... sigh...... could totally live there... We in northern CA are expecting substantial rain Fri and Sat and i think every Californian has their fingers crossed that the weatherman is right. :) Hugs! deb

    1. I love autumn rainy days Deb! When we lived in Maine, that was the favorite days of wild turkeys! Yes, Maine was simply beautiful anytime of year! But oh that old man winter.....he never wanted to leave! Hope you enjoy the soup! Hugs to you! Again, I added only 1/2 package of taco seasoning mix to reduce the sodium!

  3. Beautiful Photos... I luv Taco Soup. Never tried with chicken. That will be my next cold front soup. Thanks
    Have an Awesome Autumn Day

    1. So hope you enjoy the recipe Cherie! Thank you for visiting today! Blessing for a beautiful autumn!

  4. This is just so easy and sounds delightful I am going to PIN IT! I so appreciate your wonderful creations, they always inspire me! Blessings, Roxy

    1. I so hope you enjoy the recipe for this delicious soup Roxy! October is leaving us and we welcome Thanksgiving! I know you are going to love having your family at home! Blessings to you love!


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