Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Wonderful Day


The formula for a wonderful day

for me


rainy, cold weather,


nothing important to do,

phone calls from my girls with

updates on their lives,

Big 12 women’s basketball games

playing on television,


tortilla soup.

Thanks to my friend Mary Jo,

I now know about this.


I bought this jar at HEB in the specialty food section

by the ‘talking chef’.

Mary Jo is one of the best cooks I know,

and this soup starter is wonderful.

I added shredded chicken that I stewed (boiled slowly),

sauteed onions,

frozen whole kernel corn,

and black beans (rinsed and drained).

It was that simple.


I topped each serving with

shredded monterrey jack cheese,

and my all time favorite food,


It was delicious.


I pulled out my talavera soup bowls

from Dolores Hidalgo,

sat in my favorite chair with a blanket and my soup,


I was in heaven.



TexWisGirl said...

Sounds warm, delicious and cozy! :)

Jojo said...

That sounds like heaven. There are some wonderful things to be said about snuggly soup days.

Theresa said...

Sounds perfect to me! What a day:) ENJOY! HUGS!

Olive said...

I will send our rain to you from now on. It makes me weepy. The soup sounds yummy. We just had avocado salad for supper with roast beast!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Sounds like the perfect day! That soup looks and sounds delicious. I am going to have to look for that soup starter. We do not have HEB in our state. :(

So glad you had a heaven-like day! Those days are to be treasured. I always want to stop time when I have one of those days, even moments.:)

Happy Saturday night to you.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

glad you had an enjoyable day. The soup looks and sounds yummy - without the avocado - Please. I have tried - but just don't care for it - think it is a texture issue.
Thank goodness no precip. today and we actually had decent temps so was able to get out and accomplish a few things.
Enjoy your evening.

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi Laura,
Sounds like a great day. Sending New Year blessings your way!

June said...

Laura, do you know what I love about you (besides everything) is that you recognize what makes a day perfect!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You make even a rainy day sound wonderful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This soup looks wonderful! No HEB here in Georgia but I will look for that soup starter.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Good old comfort food.

Pondside said...

That sounds wonderful, as I sit under the skylight and listen to the rain on the roof.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

It's so awesome that you recognize a rainy and cold day for what it really can be if we will allow it. I'm afraid we'd often refer to it as a "dreary, cold, rainy and depressing day." Good for you! As always, love your blog!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Cozy warm and scrumptious. Sounds fabulous.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh... sounds perfectly delightful & cozy...
& the soup sounds delicious, I will look for that soup starter, Thanks for sharing that tip.

Debbie's Garden said...

There's nothing better than a rainy day to "excuse" you from doing anything. Its kind of like the world outside your home has stopped.

NanaDiana said...

Laura~ Spoon me out a bowl, would ya? I'll be right over..I'll even bring my own had me at AVACADO! Hugs- Diana

Jayne said...

Sounds like a perfect day indeed.

Deb said...

sounds like a great day...we've been dreary and raining all weekend...have been getting caught up on some movie watching...

Blondie's Journal said...

Delicious. I love those pretty dishes, too!


Sue said...

Well, I can't say as I'm with you on the cold, rainy or the basketball...but, calls from my kids and avocado anything and I'm happy. Beautiful pictures today!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had a bowl of that soup right now! Yummm. Sounds like your Saturday was as relaxing as mine. Love those days!

trash talk said...

Promise me it tastes just like El Chico's and I'll be in heaven too!


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