Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter Soup & Brand New Stuff!!!

Don't know about you, but I'm almost ready for Spring!  Seems as though "Winter" is already here!  I can't seem to shake this cold bug and I can't get warm!  So last night, I made a big pot of "Winter Soup", using a recipe I got from my Aunt.  The stuff is sooooo good...warms you right down to your very core:
All you need is:
1 can of Tomato Sauce (15oz)
2 cans of Black Beans (I like the Ranch Style Brand best)
1lb of ground meat (beef, chicken or turkey, whichever you prefer, I like turkey best)
A pinch (or 2 or 3 or 4) of Shredded Mexican Cheese
A dollop (or 2 or 3 or 4) of Sour Cream
Tortilla Chips (how many is up to you)
All you do is:
Cook the ground meat in a big pot.
Add 8 cups of water
whisk in Mrs. Grass Minestrone Soup Mix
bring to a boil
add tomato sauce, RO*TEL and black beans
stir all together really good
return to a boil
reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes
serve up in bowls with cheese, chips & sour cream to your liking!!

And even though it's gotten cold, I guess it's still not cold enough to scare these little guys off yet.  I found this cute little fellow hanging out by the woodpile yesterday :)
And, as promised, here's some brand new earrings [appropriately named "Gypsy"] that I made today: 
They are for sale in the shop, if you want to grab a pair.  And, they are only $18!  Plus, don't forget to use coupon code HOLIDAY2011 for 10% off your total purchase!  I'm in love with those laser cut wood teardrops!  I bought several different kind, so stay tuned for more [much more].  Happy Thursday!!  Stay Warm!!

xo & peace always ~ Kathy

"Even if there's nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit." ~ Anonymous


  1. The recipe was right on time! Thank you!! With all this cold & windy weather, I'm making my whole grocery list for this week based on soup ingredients.

  2. Sounds delicious--like a Mexican Chili. I've been using Ro*Tel in all of my tomato-based recipes for extra kick, tolo!


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