gratitiude 7nov13 taco soup

initiating my new crockpot today with a recipe i found on — yes,

rotel taco soup 



prep time: 5 minutes  cook time:8 hours


  • 1 can of each: rotel diced tomatoes, black beans, white beans, red beans, corn
  • 1 packet taco packet
  • 1 packet ranch dressing/dip packet
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey browned
  • 2 cups water
  • sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips are optional


  1. place tomatoes, undrained cans of beans, corn, both packets, and meat into crockpot.
  2. add water and stir.
  3. place lid on crockpot, stir occasionally  and cook about 8 hours.
  4. serve soup with cheese, sour cream and chips if desired.

today i am thankful for ..

  • my splurge on a new crockpot and countertop oven
  • major medication for a monster size sinus headache
  • day 600 on my Wii
  • a “go nowhere” day


today’s picture .. i would like to be here with my besties ..

today i am listening to .. hemingway’s whiskey by my man, kenny

it’s one of those days. have a  headache and just want quiet and snuggle time. a pay it forward to myself, you know?

affectionately yours, Laura

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