Monday, October 29, 2012

Taco Corn Soup

Well... today surely was a soup day.
It was just hard deciding which
soup to make. I decided on a
classic, taco corn soup. 
 It's good, it's easy and it's comforting.

The recipe we used at home was in
our school cook book from ages ago.
I didn't have that cook book here,
so I went a dumping and a pouring
and came up with this.

Comforting to the core.

Taco Corn Soup

1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion, chopped
1 quart of tomato juice
1- 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1- 28 oz. can of Bush's Original Baked Beans
1 pint of corn
3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. corn starch (to thicken)

cheddar cheese
sour cream

Brown hamburger and onion. Add remaining ingredients
and simmer for 20-30 minutes. If you like your soups
thick like me- dissolve 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch in a little
water and add to soup while simmering.

Top with fritos, cheese and sour cream.

Enjoy the rain,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Joshua's 25th Birthday Party

Yesterday my husband turned 25.
My, we are getting old.
I threw an outdoor party
for him which turned out to
be quite chilly- we survived
by the camp fire.

It was a fun, fall evening.

 The birthday boy really was happy about his party.
Even though the photo does not portray this.

Happy birthday Hubby.
I love you,


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I needed some cookies for
Joshua's lunches and started
paging through cookbooks.
I was trying to talk him into something
besides chocolate chip cookies.
He wanted chocolate crinkles and all
kinds of cookies that have to be
 refrigerated before baking.
I came upon Chewy Oatmeal Cookies,
and that was it. I have been looking
for a chewy oatmeal cookie 
recipe for a long time. 
It was like finding a long lost friend.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup currants or 1 cup raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut

Mix together in order given. Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes.
Under baked they fall flat and over baked they aren't as chewy.
I found that 11 minutes was perfect. Even if they seem a little wet,
they will dry up once they sit a little.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Festive Foods

Since life is so busy I haven't 
had time to create new recipes.
I have been using some from 
last years stash. Here are
a few I have posted before
that are wonderful for
this time of year.

Happy Fall,

Thursday, October 4, 2012