Yes soup for me!

Greyhounds can be funny creatures. Most folks assume that such athletic looking dogs must be full of energy and require lots of exercise. HA! They didn’t earn the moniker of 45 mile an hour couch potatoes for nothing!

Today we took Luke and Leia for a walk down to the Escapees front office to sign up for a propane delivery. It was cold (40’s) so they had to wear their jackets. Leia has a long red coat with a turtle neck that comes up around her pinned back ears. Luke has a brown fleece with super-macho, multi colored polka dots all over it (I did not pick this out. ;-p). The folks around here know us primarily by our dogs. The usual comment is, “Here comes Luke and Leia!” or “How are the Greyhounds today!”, most people don’t even see us there with them LOL. Well, today in their fancy coats was certainly no exception to that rule.

The walk from our rig to the office is a little over a quarter mile and it was about 10:30am as Nancy an I set out with the dogs. Along the way both dogs like to explore the various smells and check out whats going on in the dog news today. Luke will usually ad some of his own comments to the daily array of doggie blogs found along the way. Today they must have sniffed some bad news because about half way to the office they both decided they had walked far enough! By the time we had dragged their considerable girth the rest of the way to the office and back to the rig it was 11:45!

Fast, athletic dogs my foot! 😉

For tonights dinner, Nancy and I decided on a nice soup to warm our bodies on this chilly East Texas day. Nancy got out the crock pot after arriving home from our dog drag, and began to assemble our Chicken Tortilla Soup. Her first step was to dice the onions. Jeannie is apparently not a fan of the smell of freshly diced onion as she demonstrated by discarding a hairball in the middle of the kitchen floor. I took care of the mop up duty as Nancy continued preparing ingredients.

Next Nancy minced up some garlic and fresh cilantro while pouring the chicken broth into the slow cooker. The rig quickly began to fill with all the wonderful aromas from the fresh ingredients. It’s gonna be tough to wait for this treat until dinner!

Here is a link to the full recipe.

And below is the cooker Nancy used:
Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

Dinner time finally came and boy was it worth the wait! All day I smelled that delightful southwestern soup stewing away in that slow cooker. Now there was a steaming bowl full sitting in front of me with 2 pieces of buttered wheat bread and a bottle of Shiner Spring Ale to wash it all down.

The first spoonful provides you with an explosion of southwestern flavors. The corn, cilantro, onion, pepper and a hint of lime. Then comes the spice. This is a soup that will give you the *sniffs*. Spicey but not overpowering in any way. Mopping the bowl with the buttered bread was the icing on the cake!

This is the perfect finishing meal to a chilly south western day in East Texas!



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7 Responses to Yes soup for me!

  1. Seashell says:

    I miss tortilla soup! Oh heck, I miss Texas! Up here in Virginia they know nothing about real Tex Mex food. Love the soup recipe and can’t wait to try it.

    • theeater1 says:

      I know what you mean, Nancy and I are originally from Connecticut. Sure you can get a good lobster in New England but variety is what it’s all about! That’s one of the best features of RV living. We get to follow our favorite season north or south and we get to sample all the local cuisine along the way. Crabcakes in Maryland, BBQ in Tennessee, Crawfish Etouffee in Louisianan, Beignets in New Orleans, Tex Mex and Pecan Pie in Texas, Mexican food and pistacios in New Mexico.

      I hope you enjoy the soup recipe!

  2. Mikaela says:

    I think the est part of cooking with a slow cooker is leaving the room or the house for a second and then coming back in. The smells always hit me so much harder and make me feel warm all the way through. Lovely post. Luke and Leia sound like lucky dogs.

    • theeater1 says:

      I know what you mean about the smells when you return. What do you suppose those aromas do when we leave that they are so much stronger when we come back lol. j/k

      Don’t tell Luke and Leia they are spoiled. Leia was shooting for a nice shearling jacket and Luke had his eye on a vintage bomber! I guess we all just have to “make do” ;-).

      Thanks and enjoy the soup!

  3. Gene says:

    to funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • theeater1 says:

      Thanks Gene! Good to hear from you! I hope you and the family had a nice Christmas and a wonderful New Year! How are things in snowy Massachusetts?

      Nancy and I are doing a pretty good job of having our first snow-free winter. I hope I didn’t just jinx us.

      Be good!

  4. Gene says:

    cant stop laughingggggggggggggggggggg

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