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Friday, April 30, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Feline Friday!! April 30, 2021

According to Wikipedia: The ocelot is a wild cat native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Margarita. A medium-sized cat, it is characterized by solid black spots and streaks on its coat, round ears, and white neck and undersides. 

Z is for Zesty Mexican Soup!

Here's the recipe! It's been super fun putting together 
this years A to Z challenge! Hope you enjoyed it too!

Zesty Mexican Soup

2 cups cubed cooked chicken 
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 can (11.5 oz) vegetable juice cocktail
1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn, 
red and green peppers, undrained
1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
1. In large saucepan, mix all ingredients except cilantro. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
2.Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro.
Instead of crackers, you could serve this spicy soup garnished with a dollop of sour cream and corn tortilla chips.
This is a perfect soup for when you want to fix dinner quickly and it's tasty too! Enjoy!


  1. Beautiful cat and I'm going to make that soup. It looks and sounds amazing.

    Love all the drunk up goodies. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Kathe. Big hug to you both and lots of lovies to Miss Lucy. ♥

    1. Thank goodness I did not have a Zucchini soup! hahahah! I think this soup is a keeper for sure- easy and tasty!
      Happy Anniversary again!

  2. Easy to make, which is always a plus. Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge, and now it's time for soup! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  3. I am sorry this is the last one! But I am happy I now have a whole bunch of new recipes! Thank you! I have really enjoyed your A-Z! You ROCK!

  4. Such a cute kitty! Another yummy sounding soup. Congrats on cooking up the fun A-Z Challenge!

  5. Beautiful cat. I know someone who has one of the domestic offshoot from them.

  6. Zeelightful!! What a fun and delicious A-Z challenge!!
    Here kitty kitty...
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Congratulations on completing The A-Z Challenge. I enjoyed all your posts and plan to try quite a few recipes. XO

  8. What a nice photo good capture I want some of that soup slurrrp :-)

    Have a slurrptastic sopuer weekend Kathe 👍

  9. Wow, what a pretty wild cat.

    Love the soup recipe, it does sound easy!

  10. I love your theme, and hope I get a chance to try out some of these recipes. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    Black and White: Z for Zerzura

  11. Kathe,

    Zesty Mexican Soup sounds yummy! I love Mexican food in general so a bowl of spicy goodness would be perfect on a cold day. Are you going to offer your A2Z soup recipe collection as pdf? That would be really cool!

    I fell terribly behind with keeping up with others last month, so it's time to redeem myself by playing a bit of catch up with you today. ;)

    Congratulations for finishing the challenge, my dear!


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