Thursday, September 13, 2007

Recipes for Fall

Since most of you live somewhere that Fall is actually around the corner(unlike here where it's still mid 90's and HUMID not to mention still hurricane season), I thought I'd share some recipe information.

I LOVE to cook in the crockpot, even more than ever with an active toddler. If I attempt to cook, she literally HANGS on my legs and I can't move. So, I can put together a crockpot meal during her morning nap and voila... dinner is done!

Here is a recipe that I've seen call for cooking on the stove, but I do it in the crockpot and it's YUMMY. I just made it yesterday. It's also pretty lowfat and high in fiber.

Taco Soup

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cans tomatoes(either stewed or diced or a combo)
1 large can corn
2 cans of beans (kidney, black, white, pink.. your choice). I use kidney and black
1 envelope dry taco seasoning
1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix

Brown the ground beef with the onion(I use a mixture of onions and bell peppers). Put it in the crockpot with all of the other ingredients and about 1/4 cup or so of water just to thin it a bit. Cook on low for anywhere from 4-7 hrs.

And here is an awesome website with a gazillion crockpot recipes and more types of recipes if you follow the other links.

And here's a Gabriella fix. I haven't taken many pics this week.

Here are a few I didn't post from vacation:
She didn't forget her purse and credit card.

Love her profile....

She climbed up on this bin to read her book yesterday.

I was playing peek-a-boo from around the side of the desk.

Nice try....


John & Sarah said...

I make the same soup! It is our favorite!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh - she is so cute!! I love that smile of hers. I can't wait to meet you guys in Atlanta!!!!!

Michelle Smiles said...

Woohoo! Love the crockpot!

Kerry said...

Yum. Now I have two recipes to try. Steph has a good one on her blog too.

Well-heeled mom said...

Taco soup is one of our favorites! I've never made it with ranch, though. I'll have to try it.

Lisa said...

Maegan does the same thing with my shoes! I love the attitude she's showing standing with her hip cocked to the side! Too cute!

Kerri said...

Cooking is the bane of my existence. I may have to try something like that.

Love the pics! You need to be sure and submit some for the Guatadopt calendar.

Kerri and Ruby

Bobbi said...

I think we might just try that taco soup. My husband isn't much for soups, but I think he might like this one!

Amy S. said...

Aww... the pictures are so sweet Alleen. The one with her in the shoes is so cute. I will for sure have to try your Taco soup. Sounds so yummy!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet, sweet face :-)

Auntie S

Karen D. said...

Thanks for the recipe tips!

You asked about the cat in a pic on my blog. His name is Prince Charming and to my knowledge, he is just a regular run of the mill kitty. I got him from a family out in the country. I also have his litter mate, Pete. Pete is short haired and super soft!

I can't wait to meet you guys in a few weeks!

Karen and Abbie

Type (little) a said...

Before you know it, she will be BORROWING your shoes.

they grow up too fast.

Sharon & Bill said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I love the pictures especially the last one!!

amy said...

Thanks for the recipe and the crockpot recipe link. She is so cute!