Yesterday did not feel like spring! It was right under the freezing point most of the day and it snowed all afternoon.
I decided that something warm and hearty would be a perfect dinner!!!
Plus, anytime I can make dinner at 8:00 am and not have to worry about it the rest of the day I’m happy!!!
I used my Ninja for this easy dinner.
pork roast (mine was right at 5 pounds)
2 packets taco seasoning (feel free to make your own – I went the easy route!)
1 can of green chilies
minced garlic (I used about a tablespoon)
chopped onion (I used 1/2 of a large onion)
1 c water
1 can diced tomatoes
Put pork in crock pot. (I put it in frozen.) Mix all of the other ingredients and pour over the pork. Cook on low about 10 hours.
Shred the meat the last hour or so of cooking –
I served this over rice.
You could also eat this in a tortilla with sour cream and cheese which is what Hunter and Chris chose to do. Jordan enjoyed his over rice like me.
Besides being a simple dish, this is nice because it makes PLENTY!!! We love left-overs around here!!!
I love soup!! It is easy to make, filling and the possibilities are endless!! Taco soup is one of my favorites – pretty much anything goes when making taco soup.
For tonight’s soup (crazy that April 10 it is only in the mid 30s) I used my crock pot.Anytime I can use my crock pot I’m happy!! I put this together and then spent the afternoon volunteering at Hunter’s school (library).
2 pounds ground beef (you could use ground turkey if you prefer)
2 cans diced tomatoes
can of kidney beans
can of pinto beans
can of green chilies
can of tomato sauce
package of dry ranch salad dressing
package of taco seasoning
frozen corn (amount is up to you)
Brown the meat and onion.
Mix everything in crock pot and set on low for several hours (today I set it for 5 hours).
Serve with whatever toppings you like – sour cream, avocados, cheese)
I have never made Gumbo before but I thought it would be fun to try some! Cold and snowy outside – warm, filling soup inside!!!
I looked at lots of recipes and then sort-of combined and deleted the things that we like/don’t care for!
Chicken & Rice Gumbo Soup
diced, chicken breasts (I use the precut, precooked bags – cause I’m all about convenience!)
package of smoked sausage, sliced
4 carrot sticks, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
4 soup cans water
2 T chicken bouillon granules
dried thyme (I just shook some in)
1 package frozen cut okra
hot cooked rice (I made 3 cups in the rice cooker)
Mix all ingredients except okra and rice in crock pot.
Cover and cook on low 7 hours(ish).
Stir in okra during the last hour. (I just dumped the frozen stuff right in!)
Spoon rice into bowl and top with gumbo. If you want it spicy, by all means add hot sauce. (We did not.) I toasted up some French bread so we would have a crusty bread to dip into the soup – so good!!!