Lots of family in town yesterday so we went on a mid-day walk. My brother-in-law held Brooke so that I could walk the dog (I like to walk Maggie because she literally pulls me up the hills… now to just train her to do that during a marathon).
Brooke is just one of the gang.
My mom made her delicious taco soup for everybody. I call this Fall in a Bowl Soup. I think she quadrupled the recipe because there were so many of us to feed yesterday.
Fall in a Bowl:
1 lb. ground beef (I am sure you could do ground turkey or no meat at all if you wanted!)
1 large onion-chopped
28 oz. can crushed or chopped tomatoes
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can corn, undrained
1 15-oz. can kidney beans, undrained
2 14-oz. cans pinto beans, undrained
1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1 envelope dry taco seasoning (2 Tbsp)
1. Brown beef and onion in skilled. Drain.
2. Put all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours
3. Garnish individual servings with tortilla chips and shredded cheese and sour cream.
Brooke took a three hour nap yesterday. Three hours. When she woke up she was the energizer bunny so we took her to the park (she was so busy she couldn’t even look up at the camera). I am taking full advantage of the good weather while we have it because it is going to be snowing like crazy before we know it.
You know with ingredients like these you are going to have a delicious dessert (add marshmallows to the picture).
THESE are amazing. They are incredibly sweet and they tasted like a big candy bar. If you like candy corn you should definitely try out the Candy Corn Peanut Mallow Bars.
As I was making these I gave Brooke a marshmallow to eat. She took the marshmallow and threw it on the ground and got back to eating her peas?!?! I still can’t even process the situation.
Do you remember my friend Brittany from Northern California?! She moved back up to Alaska and is visiting Utah for a little while so I get to have her for 24 hours! She got here last night and is sleeping here and this morning we are going on a run together. She brought Brooke a moose and a pumpkin and Brooke got straight to work eating the pumpkin.
I have to show you Brittany’s dog Diego. He is actually the cutest dog I have ever seen
What was the last dessert you made?
How many cousins do you have?
Dog owners: What is your dogs name? (I love hearing dog names)
What are you most looking forward to this week?