Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Recipe!

Wow! I didn't expect everyone to be so interested in my taco soup. Here's the recipe though for those that are.

P.S. Evidently this recipe started with Weight Watchers as it is 2 Point Taco Soup

1 large onion, diced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chiles
1 (11 ounce) canned corn with red and green peppers (they call it Fiesta Corn)
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can low-fat or fat-free canned refried black beans ( I use organic black beans that aren't refried and I think it's way better that way)
2 cans water (3 1/2 cups)
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package ranch salad dressing mix (dry)

Saute onion with vegetable oil cooking spray.
When softened, combine all other ingredients and cook until heated through.

The last time I made the soup I added cooked ground hamburger meat, which gave it a little more substance. Obviously it's no longer 2 point Taco Soup with the meat, but it's still good nonetheless.

Today I'm just holding down the fort here at work. My boss went to Germany for some sort of conference so I'll be splitting shifts with volunteers until she gets back. Sean left this whole working extra hours works out pretty well.

Deployment is looming closer and closer. I'm doing the responsible thing though and denying that it is in fact getting closer. I haven't come to terms yet that I won't see my husband for an entire year. Blah....


The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Yum. I may have to try that out...sounds good and very easy!

I can't pretend to understand how you feel about deployment, but I can say we are here for you to vent/whine to. I've had two cousins who have each been deployed twice. It's scary but we will definitely be praying for him and for you.

Sara said...

Well the taco soup really did look amazing.

BSS said...

Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Windy City Kelley's said...

Yum, that sounds fantastic. Boo on deployment though.

Jessica Lynn said...

I just re-signed up for Weight Watchers this morning, so you posted this at a perfect time! Adding the meat (if it's lean) should only bump the points up to about 5 per serving.

I can't imagine having to say bye to him for a year. My fiance goes for four months and I think it feels like a lifetime. I think denying it is the best way to go...

JG said...

Thanks! I can't wait to give this a try!

Stace said...

Yum, can't wait to try that!

tootie said...

Yum! I love soup and tacos, too, so I think this will be a winner!

Bummer that your husband is deploying soon :(