Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day and a Recipe

Today we woke up to tons of snow!  It is supposed to snow all day. Luckily we have no other plans to worry about.  There will not be dance tonight and I made taco soup (recipe below)  yesterday just in case we did get snow.  We are all set. My friend Fran is a mail carrier so say a little prayer for her.
Carolina Jasmine
Front of my house

My street

My bundled up daughter
By the way, I am planning to paint my front door red (it's currently hunter green) so if you know of any really pretty reds let me know what they are.  I don't want lipstick red...something darker but I don't want anything too maroon either. Maybe kind of barn red or brick red.  Let me know what you think!

I have made this soup every week since the beginning of January.  It's really good and low-fat...unless you put tons of cheese, avacado etc. Enjoy!
Taco Soup

1 lb ground meat
1/2 med onion, chopped
brown together, drain if necessary.
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomato (or stewed tomatoes if Rotel too spicy)
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can cream corn
1 can golden hominy (or extra can of corn, if you don't like hominy)

Do not drain cans, use liquid from veggies and beans. May add beef broth if too thick. (I have to drain the beans that liquid is yuck...I just add the broth)

Serve with grated cheese and avocado.

Makes a lot but freezes really well.

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