Friday, October 22, 2010

Just Some Taco Soup...

Ryan and I have had the same thing for dinner several nights this week. I had a real craving for TACO SOUP, so I had to work it.

I love Fall because it means cooler weather is upon us, but it also means it's time for the heavier foods that aren't as enjoyable during the hot summer months (not so good for the waistline)

As, I was chopping the onion for the taco soup my friend Lacey called. We chatted for bit. It probably went something like this:

(L=lacey; J=me)

L:  "Hey Ho! What's up? You hitting the wine tonight or the gym?"
J:  "Girl, I'm hitting the wine! I've been slacking at the gym this month. I'm also chopping an onion as we speak."
L:  "I feel you on that glass of wine. I'm ready to sit down with a glass myself. What are you making with onion?"
J:  "I'm just throwing together some taco soup..."
L:  "You are going to have to get me that recipe. Oh. hang on. John's beeping in."
J:  "Go work that out. Keep it real."
L:  "Holla"

So, here's the recipe for this yummy soup:

-1 onion
-1 lb. ground beef
-1 package taco seasoning
-1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
-1 can yellow corn
-1 can ranch style beans
-1 can pinto beans
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1 can rotel
-several splashes of your favorite hot sauce

Brown onion and ground beef. Drain and return to large pot. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil for several minutes, reduce heat and let simmer for thirty minutes or so...

I let mine simmer until Ryan got home from work (stirring occasionally). Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a litte bit of cheddar cheese. It also important to have Fritos Scoops on hand, as they really pair well it.

(hope you make sometime and enjoy, lacey)

While on the subject of food... I have been attempting to get down my cornbread recipe. You see, my mom,  my grandmother, and even my dad can throw down a mean pan cornbread. So, surely I can. Right? Well, I've had a few flops but this was my best one yet....

Pdub says take food photos in natural light hence the cornbread being by the window. It was delish!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Make some taco soup for your boo... he'll love it!

1 comment:

Lacey said...

Loved my shout out!! and I'm on the taco soup--I'm thinking Monday night!! You should have seen my chicken cordon bleu last night--straight from Mr. P's freezer to my oven!! whoop whoop

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