Hello to everyone,
I have decided to get back into the swing of things..this blog for one. I've decided to start with something I am good at talking and cooking...food and food ideas to make things more simple, seem to be one of my gifts. I am going to share with you all the dishes that I make for my family. Some are just normal everyday food and some of them are few ways to make something good.
If you try them a comment back would be appreciated or drop me a line. I love to hear if you liked it as much as we did.
Soups are a good thing to get into making. Great for saving money, and cutting costs, and they stretch real well. They make a hearty meal with a loaf of bread (I will show you that later on, I own a bread maker and I make my own all the time). Soup are great in any season.
So I am starting off with my soup of the week
1 and ½ lb of Ground beef (I use 90/10) (you can use turkey, chicken, I have heard of people using chunks of chicken in the soup)
1 onion (diced)
2 cans of diced tomatoes (14.5) (I use one regular diced and 1 of the spicy tomatoes diced)
1 can of corn (kernel style)
2 cans of any kind of beans (I use one of black beans and 1 pinto)
1 pkg of taco seasoning (I actually used just the taco seasoning I had on hand in a jar, seasoned to taste)
1 pkg of hidden valley ranch dip mix
4 cups of chicken broth (I used 4 cups of water and chicken bouillon)
I put mine in my Crockpot to cook all afternoon. It also tastes better the few days after.
Brown off your meat and put in diced onions. Cook until onions are soft. Pour into crock pot. In the crock pot add all other ingredients (juice from cans and all) and let simmer on high for a few hours or on low for 4 hours.
You can garnish this with broken up tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, or anything else that you would like.
I always make some for putting up in fridge for meals during the week. It seems as it sits the flavors marry and it is always a little better tasting. I pre-package all my servings. I found some 2 cup containers on the internet, and they were a little costly, but they seem to save on over eating, and knowing what is in everything makes it helpful with watching what I eat. They are also great with the kids, they can just grab, nuke and go. Convience.
This soup is also very freezable. Freeze a quart for a night you are too busy.
Okay, there it is, now I will try to keep this up. I am back on trying to lose weight and keep my self busy, until I get back on my feet.
So lots of love to all my friends and family. You will be seeing more of me..