I have delayed this post because I wanted it to be something special. I finally had to give up. I had suggested to Karen over at Sew Many Ways she have a soup linking party and she did but I had not posted my Taco Soup recipe. So, this is a two fold post. I am posting two recipes and linking up to Karen but I am also announcing a giveaway. Recipes first.
Souper easy recipe that is quick and hits the spot on a cool evening.
1 lb ground beef browned
1 small chopped onion (I sometimes use dried onions)
1 package taco seasoning
1 14 oz can of corn
1 14 oz can of red beans
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14 oz can of tomato sauce
Brown hamburger with onion. Drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Dump in all cans UNDRAINED. Heat to a gentle boil and simmer 15 minutes. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, and whatever other fresh items you like. I always want green peppers and often use olives, too.
This can be "heated up" a bit by using tomatoes and green chilies in place of the diced tomatoes.
I made a huge pot last month and canned it.
The jar on the left is ham and beans I also canned. I have a son in college that really appreciates canned meals.
The other recipe I want to share is for Cabbage Soup. I don't like cooked cabbage but I really like this soup.
1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1 14 oz can kidney beans, undrained
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes,
2 cans water
4 beef bouillon cubes
Mix all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer 1 hour.
Okay, enough with the food already. I am having a give away. I mentioned a couple months ago I am going to be a grandmother. In preparation for that I bought Dr. Seuss fabric. Way too much. So....guess what my give away is!
I am giving away at least a fat eighth of each of these fabrics. Well, except for the Lorax. I had a cutting error and I don't have a full fat eighth. This give away may increase but that is where it is starting. The baby shower is October 20th and I will ship it on Oct 27 (have to work the regular job to pay for this habit!). So, sign up by leaving a comment on this post. There will be more opportunities to sign up between now and the shower.
I want to thank those of you that read (stalk the stats to see if someone actually does!) and particularly those that comment. I am a talker - it is genetic - but sometimes find it difficult to commit the time to make these posts. Hopefully I am back on an upswing with them. I was really down about not progressing on my projects but will have some pictures tomorrow - if it doesn't rain!!! I have a lot of problems getting decent pictures in here and I never remember until after dark.
Thanks again for all your support.
Keep stitchin' or stirrin'!