Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What's for dinner?


Happy Wednesday, friends! It's officially soup season in the Goodwin house, and we kicked it off with tortilla soup on Monday night. We ate it as leftovers last night as well, since we were preparing for the little trick-or-treaters. The great thing about this soup is that it gets better with each day. I usually triple this recipe when I make it, it's that good. We eat it on it for days, and I always send Drew home with some when he joins us. This is his favorite thing that I make, if I had to guess. 

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

3 tablespoons of butter or margarine

Sauté all of that until the onions are translucent. Once that happens, add 1 tablespoon of flour to make a roux. Add 3 cans of chicken broth and 4 cups of half and half. (I make substitutions here to make it a little less guilty.) Stir until that comes to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and add the rest of the ingredients.

1 can of cream of chicken

1 cup of salsa

1 can of creamed corn

1 rotisserie chicken

2 teaspoons of cumin

1 packet of fajita seasoning

3 tablespoons of cilantro

Mix it all together really well and continue to simmer on low for 15 minutes. When it's done, add some shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips to a bowl, and top with soup garnished with a bit more cilantro, if your heart desires. My heart does desire that, but I ran out of what I had when I made the soup. 

It was a great night! All my kids were here, even our bonus son, Alex. It's so rare for that to happen, and even though I'd been sick the day they were all here, it was worth it to have some time together. Quality time is my love language! Do you have a recipe that's a favorite of your kids'? I'd love to hear about it, if you do! Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 


  1. Hooray for dinners at home with everyone - even Alex!! Sounds like the perfect dinner for you - and yummy, too!!

  2. Jennifer, it was such a wonderful night! I was so glad to have them all here.


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