I had a large bag of Animal crackers in my purse for those occasions when a "snack" is needed on a long Plane trip. This brought back many sweet memories of plane trips from California to West Virginia when Jenny and Kristy were babies. It has been a LONG time since I carried "baby snacks" on the plane.
Cold weather and soup just go together. We are making TACO SOUP for dinner. It is easy. If you can open cans you are well on your way to having a delicious meal.
Ingredients:1 pound ground turkey breast
1 small onion, medium dice
1/4 cup or 1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can of tomatoes and green chillies (RoTel)
1 large or 2 small cans pinto beans
1 large can enchilada sauce ( you choose the heat level)
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
4 cups water
Brown ground turkey in large dutch oven.
Diced medium onion into medium dice and add to turkey browning in the dutch oven. Continue to stir and "scramble" the meat and onion into small bite size pieces until the turkey is browned and the onions soft and translucent.
Add taco seasoning to the meat mixture. I buy my at Sam's in the "Large" containers so I use 1/4 cup of the seasoning mix. If you are using a packet then please use the whole amount.
Now open all the cans. Rinse and drain the beans. Beans are canned in a large amount of salt so be sure and rinse them in a colander before putting into the soup.
Add the four cups of water to the soup and stir well. Bring soup to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. You can make this soup up to this point then put in crock pot to simmer and keep warm till needed also.
Enjoy these last few precious hours before Christmas Day. Take time to thing, reflect and rejoice in all that God has done for you in the past....... year...month....day...hour...few minutes. Look at each gift with a renew spirit of thankfulness including the greatest gift of all.....The gift of Baby Jesus to save a dying world so that we might have an everlasting life with Him in Heaven!!