Where Does the Time Go?

I know…I seriously….SERIOUSLY…need to get better at this blogging deal. I do not know where the time goes!!! I am way behind on posting the recipes I have made from Pioneer Woman. I have other stuff that I have cooked that I want to share. I even have pics to prove it! I mean…I have been doing stuff!!! I promise!!! I have also been trying to remake my craft room!!!! Maybe I have too much going on!!!! So this could be a totally random post..with a quick look at some stuff that I will hopefully follow up on….very soon!!!!! I am not sure what direction it will take. Hang out and see!!!

Made Santa Fe Soup yesterday. I love it! I got this recipe totally by accident but it has become one of my favorite comfort food soups over the years!

Many many years ago….(I started in 1992) I worked at Winn Dixie. If you are from the south you know that Winn Dixie is a popular grocery store brand. I loved that job. Really. I worked there until 1999. I had the best boss….ever. He still has a special place in my heart. I need to go visit him!!! Anyway…I was the Head Cashier and that meant that I was in charge of the front of the store. The cashiers, the service desk and the office. Many different things go on at the grocery store office that many people don’t realize. We sold Money orders, sent money via Western Union, cashed checks, sold cigarettes and basically was the overseer of the front of the store. We also had to deal with the ATM and the copy machine. The copy machine…that is where this whole story comes in! People had to pay 10 cents per page to copy things. Remember…this was the 90’s. People didn’t have the kinds of printers, scanners, copiers that are available today! So if there was an issue when someone was making copies I had to deal with it. Oh…it’s out of paper? Let me help you with that. Not a clear copy? Let me help you with that. Put money in and didn’t get credit? Let me help you with that! But this day…someone had left their recipe on the copier. It was a hand written recipe for Santa Fe Soup. I looked at it after the customer gave it to me. Hmmm…looks interesting. I like all of those things. I like soup. I am going to try it! It has been a staple in my house ever since!!!! So here you go….introducing Santa Fe Soup!

Santa Fe Soup

2 lbs hamburger, if you buy at WalMart…the 2.25 lb will work

1 onion, chopped. ( or use one pack of frozen diced onions)

1 can black beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

3 cans shoepeg corn

1 can corn

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can Rotel

3 cans water (14.5 ox can)

2 pkg Taco Seasoning mix

2 pkg Ranch Dressing mix

Tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese for topping.

Brown the ground beef and onions in a large pot. Drain if needed. Add beans, corn, tomatoes, Rotel, Taco Seasoning, Ranch Dressing mix and water. Bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce to medium low and then simmer. I like to simmer for several hours just ┬ábecause it gives it time for all of the flavors to marry. It gets better every time it is heated up too…just like most soups. Serve it this way……crushed tortilla’s on the bottom of the bowl. (Hubby likes Frito’s instead) Soup on top covered with cheese and add sour cream to your liking. The cheese and sour cream ┬ámakes it!!!! Very satisfying comfort food!!!

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Today I also made some Monster Cookies! Not from scratch but from some cookie dough that my Grandson Landon was selling for school!

monstercookies

Pretty yummy!

So this was my crazy weird random post for today. I hope to get things caught up soon! I have made some pretty amazing food and want to share it with you! Along with the make over of my craft room!

Stay tuned!

Have an awesome week!

Jo