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I am pretty new to blogging, but I love reading blogs and looking at all of the creative ideas other cottage lovers have! I love thrifting, vintage items, and entertaining. I am also trying to start my own business, using my very own creativity. I make little girls Tutu's and I love making fun creative signs. I am learning to sew and can't wait to create with you! I am working on new inventory for the new year, so I will be updating it as much as I can!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hearty Soup on a Cold Winters Night!

Tortilla Soup

During such a cold winter, I though you might like one of our favorite recipes.  This soup is very filling and fantastic for leftovers.

You need one deli roasted chicken.  Debone and shred the meat.  Place the meat in a 3 to 4 quart pot.  Add one box of chicken stock.

To this mixture add:
1 medium chopped Onion
2 mashed Garlic Cloves
1 1/2 T Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Basil
2 T Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Red Pepper (This is optional if you don't like heat)
1 (6oz) can Tomato Paste
2 (10oz) cans Rotell ( Diced Tomatoes with green chilies)

Fill the pot with water and simmer for at least 1 hour. ( I like to let it cook for a couple of hours to enhance the flavor)

Garnish the soup with:
Tortilla Strips
(You can make fried Tortilla strips by cutting Corn Tortillas into strips and frying in oil or make it easy and by a bag of Corn Chips)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Chopped Avocado
and  a dollop of Sour Cream

I also enjoy fresh lime juice for a little tangy flavor. 

We really enjoy making this meal when we have family and friends over to share with us.  It's a wonderful dish, full of flavor.  I hope you enjoy!


  1. This is one of our favorite soups! Put your recipe is a little different than mine, so I will have to try it!

    Happy 2010!!

  2. There is nothing better than soup on a cold winter's night (or luncheon for that matter). Your recipe sounds good and I will have to try it -- this is one of DH's favorites!

  3. Welcome to blogging. I like your soup recipe. My husband and I shared a bowl of this soup when out for Mexican this past weekend. Your recipe is perfect timing as I would enjoy making this at home. Happy New Year!

  4. Welcome to blogging and Foodie Friday! Your soup looks delicious and your store is adorable.

    I have one suggestion for you. Your tutus are so cute, but you should also make them in adult sizes. Several of my readers are 20-something and I see them dress in tutus a lot. One had her pic taken with her friends and Santa at the local mall and, sure enough, she was wearing her tutu. She did a whole post recently on models wearing them. Just a suggestion, wishing you luck in your new endeavor!

  5. I have never made this, but I'm putting it on my list. It looks like a wermer upper,perfect after the holidays. Love the garnishes! Have a great 2010!

  6. Thanks so much to everyone who has commented! And the words of encouragement!

  7. That's what we in Arizona call comfort food! Yum!
    I'm having a little New Years Give away too... stop by and enter if you get a chance...
    ~Really Rainey~

  8. Your soup looks so good with those big chunks of chicken! I like that you made it in the crock pot with deli roast chicken... easy is good. I also enjoyed your pretty snowy photos... no flakes here yet this year, but it is certainly cold enough! Welcome to blogging... it's fun and you meet so many nice people.