Favorite Things Friday [Taco Soup Recipe]

Hola! It's Friday again, and that means it's time for some of my Favorite Things! Oh, and don't forget to stop by Vivian's blog. I'm doing a crazy awesome guest post there today all about... well, go read it and you'll know! Seeing as it's umm.... 4 a.m. there right now, though, I'm sure my post isn't up yet! Another source of motivation (as if reading my awesomeness wasn't enough): She's hosting a Bed, Bath, and Beyond Gift Card Giveaway!

1. Warm and cozy blankets. Especially when it's cold and rainy outside like it has been lately. 

2. Christmas lights. Because who doesn't like seeing those beautiful things when it's only 4:15 and already pitch black outside?

3. Good books. I just finished reading 19 Minuten (English: 19 Minutes) by Jodi Piccoult. Amazing, and I highly recommend it. Other recently finished novels include: Anne of Green Gables, Eine Unbeliebte Frau, Wicked, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Alices Abenteuer im Wunderland, and The Guardian. On my list for this week is Ein Käfig aus Sternen and Julia. 

4. Wedding Pictures. Even though we've been here almost four months, our house still does not feel like a home. We're missing pictures, and I love our wedding pictures. 

5. Taco Soup [easiest recipe EVER]. My family has been making this recipe for years, and it never fails to impress. Wanna know how to make it? Here's the recipe (I usually half-size it - it makes the perfect amount for one meal for 4 people or 2 meals for 2 people):

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 cans of corn
4 cans of kidney beans
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 small can diced green chili peppers
1 packet ranch seasoning
1 packet taco seasoning
water (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a pot (or crockpot). Do NOT drain anything. Stir. Let it simmer on low heat for about an hour (or all day if you've got a crockpot), stirring occasionally. Thin it out with water if you so desire. Serve over tortilla chips with cheese and sour creamEat. Enjoy. 

PS - Did ya read my guest post
PPS - Linking up with Casey this beautiful Friday! 


Angie said...

Pinned that Taco Soup! Yummy, plus its cold and crappy here today so soup is perfect-o.

Blogs said...

i love the wedding pics:) a home is def. not a home without photos!

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous how early it is getting dark! It is completely throwing off my days! And the chickens, they go to bed as soon as it gets dark!!

I'm so glad you're reading some of the classics!!! I loved Anne of Green Gables and Tom Sawyer!! But it seems like no one takes the time to read them anymore unless it's a high school class requirement!

his little lady said...

i made mr. taylor some amazing taco soup the other day. of course, i couldn't eat any since i don't eat red meat, but oh well. i know he enjoyed !
xo TJ

Michelle said...

Taco soup sounds good! I'll try making this soon.

Monica and Whitney said...

Oh, how I love taco soup!!

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Natasha Louise Taylor said...

mmmm warm and cozy blankets, I know that feeling, the weather here has been horrendous these past few days, Super winds and rain! and I may just have to make that taco soup!! :)

Chelsea Finn said...

Great post! Christmas lights are my favorite. :) Also, a good book is always great. I just finished "Sunday's at tiffany's" by James patterson and it was great!
I might try that soup!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh!! My mom has that exact same taco soup recipe!! And it's delicious!!! ;)

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