Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Taco Soup Recipe

After receiving so many compliments on the recipe at Break the Fast this month (I didn't even make the soup, it was just my recipe) I decided to share this yummy goodness with everyone.

Taco Soup

2 lbs. hamburger
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 16 oz. cans kidney beans
2 16 oz. cans corn
2 16 oz. can tomatoes
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
2 packages of taco seasoning
1 bag of tortilla chips

Brown the hamburger and onion together. Add all the other ingredients except for the chips. Heat until boiling. You can let it cook for as long as you want, but it is ready to eat as soon as it is warm. Sometimes I put it in the crock pot and just let it go all day (you might need to add just a little bit of water if you do this). Also sometimes I leave out the hamburger or add black beans with or instead of kidney beans. Most of the time I only use on package of taco seasoning. But just adjust it to taste. There's really no way to go wrong with it. Serve the soup over tortilla chips. You can top it with cheese, sour cream, salsa, whatever you want.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Winter Garden

So I'm trying my hand at gardening again. I figured that since it doesn't ever really get cold here I could try and grow some cool weather crops, peas and lettuce. I'm tired to buying lettuce at the grocery store. So hopefully I will soon be growing it on my porch. I planted flowers a couple of weeks ago and had them out on the balcony and as soon as they started coming up something ate every single one of the shoots. I'm blaming it on the pesky squirrel that likes to hang out near my house. May my lettuce and peas have a better life than the flowers I planted.