Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What's for supper? Taco Soup

~Taco Soup~
3 boxes of Chicken stock
1.5 lbs of ground beef
1 medium sized onion
1 packet of Ranch dressing mix
4 cans of kidney beans (2 light and 2 dark)
2 15 oz. cans of petite diced tomatoes
frozen corn
red pepper flakes
garlic to taste

In a soup pot add, chicken stock, 2 cans of tomatoes, all of the kidney beans (rinsed and drained first), ranch packet, and frozen corn (add as much or as little as you like). Put on med low heat. Dice up your onion and add to the pot. In a separate pan cook up your ground beef until it is no longer pink, drain the grease and add it to the soup pot. Add garlic, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to your liking. Stir. Cook about 45 minutes on low.

When the soup is done you should add tortilla chips or fritos on top. Cheddar cheese is also really good along with sour cream, maybe tomatoes and diced onions. This is super delicious!!!


I am so homesick for Virginia. I never thought I'd move away, never. I loved it there, I really did. I haven't been home in so long and it's absolutely killing me. I miss everything about it, even the stupid stuff I never really thought about the things I guess I took for granted.

I miss jet noise. Yes, seriously I miss hearing the loud jets, having to stop what I'm saying or repeat myself but you feel really safe when you hear that noise.

I miss Slurpees. We don't have 7/11 here. Seriously why do we not have 7/11's here? Come on Kentucky! Slurpees and Big Gulps are good things.

I miss my friends and family. Of course, I really don't have anything to say except I now know how much I love you all. I wish I had said it more.

I miss knowing how to get anywhere I want to go. I've been here 5 years and I still struggle.

I miss knowing when it's going to rain. The humidity in Virginia is so thick sometimes you can just feel that it's just got to rain soon.

I miss good seafood. I'm just scared to eat the stuff we have around here. Plus in Virginia you can catch your own crabs and it's just not the same.

I miss the ocean. I miss the only second to my family and friends. The feeling of sand in between my toes and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore reminds me of so many wonderful things. I miss that.

I need to make it a priority this year to go home. I'm really sad about it. I want my boy's to know where momma comes from and Virginia is that!

Hugs :O)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Drum Roll Please, IT'S A.......

Another BOY! :) Yes, we found out on Friday that we're expecting our third son. I am so excited! I love being a mommy to boys, they absolutely adore me and I adore them. We aren't certain on a boys name but we both like Joshua Ryan, I really wish I could get Troy to go with Jacob (and NO it isn't because I love Twilight, btw I'm an Edward fan if you must know!) I just love the name, it is so cute. Maybe I can get him to change his mine, who knows? I have 5 months to change his mind. :) We will see.

God Bless!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday- Taco Soup

Tuesday- Chicken cordon bleu, twice baked potatoes and broccoli

Wednesday- Supper at church

Thursday- Baked Spaghetti and garlic bread

Friday- Leftovers night

Saturday- Chilli

Sunday- Chicken cacttitoiri over rice with salad