Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Taco Soup, a sick girly and a digger

Wow, what a day!
My mom stays over one night a week right now and I'm so thankful she was here this morning.
I was able to shower and get myself and the girly dressed and getting breakfast for the kidlets.
I put breakfast down in front of her and she didn't eat it...very very strange for her, she never turns down food.
A few minutes later she lost her bottle alllllll oooovvveeeerrrrr meeeee.
My kids are not barfers. They never have been.
I was in shock and covered in slime and curdled milk as was she.
So off to the tub we went and got all clean again. Second set of clothes and it's only 830am!
Okay, so Taco Soup was the order of the day! I have been told that this is the grossest looking soup, but so yummy.

I love my slow cooker, but have not been using it like I I was so thankful for it!

So frozen chicken, black beans, corn, re fried beans, cumin, tomatoes (normally I use a can of diced tomatoes) and later I added in onions and celery and hot sauce.
This soup is so forgiving.

Throw everything in the slow cooker and add some water to cover it or use chicken broth or chicken broth and water.

You pick, your an adult, it's all good.

I set mine for 8 hours but we ate before that.
Now leave it and take care of your kids, fold your laundry, have lunch, change some diapers again, you're an adult.

I'm sure you don't need me to hold your hand while this cooks up for the day.

My girly barfed a second time so it was actually her fourth outfit change (the third was after they two went outside and decided to 'swim' in their pool that was a puddle of water).

I put her in my fantastic new kitchen sink to play while I cut up the celery and onion, this was about 5 or 6 hours after starting the slow cooker

I put those in the slow cooker and pulled out the chicken breasts....

they look GROSS, I'm warning you now, be prepared

Shred the chicken - I use forks.

If you did more chicken than you think you want in the soup, freeze it for later,

it's a smart idea - really

Put it all back in the slow cooker and walk away again

I grabbed my son and headed over to my Aunt and Uncles house

the little man got a chance to help operate a great big 'digger'

He had a serious face the entire time until the machine turned off, then he was so excited

how fun to be able to do this for him

So then we headed home to this......

Let me explain,

we walked in the house an hour before dinner time

and the smell was glorious

- I can't translate smell over the computer - but mmm, mmm

And I know my fly strip is full, come one people, I live by farms, there are flies, that is how it is

Add a bit of hot sauce, you decide the amount - we've been thru this, it's all good

Serve it up with cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips

Sooooooooo Goood, Sooooooooooo Easy

My husband had 4 bowls of it, again, I'm just sayin...goooood


  1. Another tasty recipe I'm going to have to try. Hope your little girl is feeling better soon.

  2. Tara, have you ever done this recipe with dried beans instead of canned? Just wondering if it is as goooooooooood that way.

  3. funny you ask Karen...I actually bought the dry, but didn't have time soak them and didn't do them in the pot b/c I thought they would leave the muggy look. I found a link on how to do the beans overnight in a slowcooker...I'll let you know how it works out!