My best friend Scott (of almost 20 years!!) finally moved back to Colorado from Cozumel, Mexico. He was there for four years as a scuba instructor at a nice resort. Needless to say everyone’s glad he’s back. I had him and my other bestie Jessica over for dinner… it’s been a while since he’s been to our place out in the boonies.
I decided to make Joanna Gaines Tortilla Soup for dinner and Perfect Latin Flan for dessert. As usual they were both willing and eager to lend a hand.
And after dinner and over conversation we watched American Horror Story. Pretty ideal evening if you ask me! 😁
🎼Reunited and it feels sooo good!!!!!🎼
In the past I’ve made this recipe using shredded rotisserie chicken but this time I boiled chicken breast since our local market was out of the rotisseries.
You have to cook Spanish Rice in a separate pot and add it to the soup once it’s done so plan for that extra 20-25 minutes of “rice steaming.”
After the rice was done we put all of the ingredients in a large pot, covered it with chicken broth and simmered it for about 30 minutes.
DELISH! ❤ ❤ ❤
We garnished it with corn chips, shredded Monterey jack cheese, diced avocado, and lime wedges.
VIOLA! This soup has AWESOME flavor! It’s “freshness” makes it appropriate for a Summer night, and it’s warmth makes it appropriate for a Fall night. It’s hearty enough that you can serve it as a meal. (According to my husband soup isn’t a meal, however, he ate it for lunch the next day paired with chips/avocados/cheese/lime and he was PRETTY full afterwards!)
If you’re a soup lover definitely give it a try. 🙂
I LOVE little get togethers with my friends. The best kind of medicine. 🙂
”1 Universe, 9 Planets, 204 Countries, 809 Islands, 7 Seas –
And I had the privilege of meeting you.” – ❤
We had Perfect Latin Flan for dessert. WINNING!! I have a horrible addiction to this flan by the way…
**shrugs chubby shoulders**
… oh well.
The recipe makes enough soup that I was able to send Scott home with a Tupperware full and feed my family lunch the next day. 🙂😁😍
Please enjoy! 😚
Joanna Gaines Tortilla Soup