Monthly Archives: January 2020

Are We There Yet?

Every one can I’m sure imagine that annoying child who asks 300 times if they have arrived at the destination… it’s me I’m that kid. We have reached mid January also known as half way to cabin fever crazy can’t wait until spring time. As I aimlessly scroll through Facebook and see all my fellow sheep farmers have started lambing my farming soul gets itchy. Much to my ewes dismay I start staring at them. The staring is usually followed by the eye in the sky also known lovingly as the lamb cam. I go to the barn hoping to find an adorable squishy soft lamb to snuggle and hug only to find my ewes staring back at me daring me to ask them “are we there yet?”. Hopefully the mid winter dullness will soon be broken by lambs … until then I will continue to shamelessly be that kid!

Tortilla Soup

As a busy farm mom the need for me to have quick easy healthy meals is huge!  Let’s be honest I’m also super cheap so when everyone was getting a Instant Pot I got a electric pressure cooker.  In essence these are in fact the same thing but mine only has three buttons which makes converting recipes sometimes difficult.  Here is a super simple soup recipe for those nights you totally forgot to get anything out for dinner.  I put the chicken breasts in frozen straight from the freezer and honestly getting them out of the package was the hardest part of the whole recipe.

I also am a huge fan of multitasking items that save on space.  This recipe calls for using Young Living’s Vitality Oils in it as seasoning. Not only are these a great space saving alternative to having a cabinet full of dried spices, they also serve as health supplements. And I get the same great taste without the short shelf life of fresh herbs. When you serve up your soup be sure to put a drop of the Vitality Lime Essential Oil in your favorite Cerveza!

When using essential oils in cooking recipes be sure to use Young Living vitality oils. You want to be sure you are using the highest quality pure oils and in my research that is YL hands down. To grab some for yourself click here!

Young Living

3 large chicken breast
1 large diced onion
1 can Rotel tomatoes
12 cups chicken broth
2 drops lime essential oil
1 drop cumin essential oil
4 drops black pepper essential oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 t red pepper
1/4 t celery salt
1 sliced avocado
1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
1 bunch cilantro


Place all ingredients except cilantro, avocado and tortilla strips into pressure cooker.  Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes then release pressure. Shred chicken breast, give everything a good stir and presto your dinner is cooked.  Serve with cheese, cilantro and tortilla strips on top.