For every house is built by someone,

but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Hay Ride, Bonfire and a potluck!

Way too cute, don't you think?

After being under the weather a bit this week, Lord willing, our family will be heading over to our friend's farm tonight for a potluck.  Crockpots will be lined up on our friend's kitchen counter full of delicious chillies and soups waiting to feed a hungry crowd returning from a hay ride.  The evening will continue with some great fellowship with our dear church family around a warm and toasty bonfire.  I'm so thankful to the Lord for these precious friends that He has given us.

Here is what the Smith family will be bringing to the potluck

Chicken Tortilla Soup


1 medium onion
1 clove of garlic
5-6 chicken breasts
2 cans Rotelle tomatoes "original"
2 cans tomato soup
2 cans beef broth
2 can chicken broth
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1 15 oz can pinto beans or beans of your choice


Saute' onion and garlic
Add everything except chicken and beans
Simmer 1 hour then add chicken and beans

Serve with any or all of the following:

shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, avocado, tortilla chips or make homemade tortilla strips, sliced olives...

Oh dear!  My mouth is watering right now!
It's so delicious!

This recipe came from my very, very dear friend Wendy in California.
Oh how I miss her so much!
Thanks Wendy!  Give those cutie pie kids a hug from us.

Have a blessed weekend y'all

~ Christa ~


Lady Farmer said...

I'm sorry to hear that you all have been ill but glad you are now well enough to enjoy this 'delicious' time of fellowship with your church family! I sounds like the perfect November social! And your Chicken Tortilla Soup sounds deliscious, too!
Have a great time tonight!

Antoinette K. said...

Ahhhhh yes Chicken Tortillia Soup! Yummm....! :) Are you going to make those yummy chips to go with it too!? What a very eventful day you will be having with your Church! Very neat!

Grace and Peace,

Miss. Antoinette K.

Antoinette K. said...

By the way, I awarded you over at my blog, so go on over and see what it is! :)


Miss. Antoinette K.

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a fun picture and the recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. P. said...

This soup sounds wonderful as does your entire evening! Enjoy the food and fellowship :)


Anonymous said...

Oh a hay fun! This is the perfect weather for a bonfire.

May you have a wonderful time of fellowship and good eating ;-)



Debbie said...

That sounds like the kind of fun that is popular in this area in the Fall. It's a little cool for that here now. What a good time you'll have. I live chicken tortilla soup and this recipe sounds like a keeper. Has all the good stuff in it. Hope you'll blog about your experience!

Camille said...

Dear Christa ~ How wonderful that you are able to enjoy this evening out! Hope you have a fabulous time!! Your recipe does look yummy...I can hardly keep up with all the lovely recipes you share!

Have a wonderful weekend!

hip chick said...

Oh this does sound like fun!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh, that sounds like super fun! You're recipe looks delicious, too.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love that picture! And the recipe sounds great. I've made Chicken Tortilla Soup before, but your recipe sounds much better than mine! -Tammy