Friday, November 12, 2010

Taco Soup

Yesterday I was wearing my flip-flops! Today many layers and hats and scarves and coats on this rainy-dark-cold-day! So today I decided it was time for an old family FAVORITE !!! TACO SOUP!
You need: 4-6(or more dep. on fam. size) for our family we use 6-8cans of various beans-use whatever you like!
1 can of Mexi-corn or reg corn
1 lbs or ground beef or turkey(or for a no meat option leave out)
1 packet o f Taco seasoning
1 packet of dry ranch seasoning
Grated cheese
Sour cream
Tortilla Chips

Brown Meat,if using, sometimes at this point I add garlic and/or onions but totally optional
 Add cans of beans and corn and at this step you can add the liquid in the can or drained and add water back to the pan. Up to you :)
Add seasoning packets.

Bring to a boil and simmer. Sometimes I simmer for 20 min. or up to 2 hours. This again is totally up to you and it doesn't change the soup except adding more flavor!
Serve topped with cheese and sour cream and dip tortilla chips or crush on top of soup. ENJOY!!! 
This versatile recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law and we have loved it ever since!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Part 2! Quick blueberry coffee cake

This is a paula dean recipe.
Preheat oven to 375
You need: grands buttermilk biscuits cut into fourths
A brown sugar cinnamon mixture to taste(about 1/2c worth)
1-2 c blueberrys frozen or fresh mixed with a little granulated sugar
Quick cooking oats
3/4 stick of butter melted(u can use more if you like)the original recipe calls for a whole stick.
Dip the biscuits into butter, then sugar mix and layer into greased 8x8 dish. sprinkle with some oats and then some berries and repeat bake 20 min.

Crazy Cake Recipe

Sorry it has been so long friends! After my laptop suffered a virus i am left punching this out on my phone!

Well this is called Crazy Cake. Not too sure where it's from but has been in my family for 4 generations I'm told :)

Dry ingrediants: 3c flour
-2 tsp baking soda
-2c sugar
-2 tsp salt
-1/2 c baking cocoa mix well in big bowl

Wet ingredients: 2 1/2 c water
- 1/2c oil
-2 tsp vinegar
-2 tsp vanilla
Mix in seperate bowl then mix into big bowl with the dry. 
Bake 13x9@325 for 25 min.