Laura and Lindy were asking for taco soup the other day and I told them there was no way I could eat that with it being so hot outside. But today was a great day to make it.
When I got home from school I got that going and made a fruit salad to go with it.
Here are my recipes for the soup and the fruit salad:
Boil and chop about 4-5 boneless chicken breasts
Sautee one large onion in a few tablespoons of oil.
Add chicken to onions in a large pot. Then add the following ingredients:
2 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce
2 cans Ro-Tel tomatoes
2 cans black beans, drained
2 cans corn, drained
1 can chicken broth
2 packages taco seasoning
You can add a little water, if needed.
Simmer together for about 10 minutes, and you're ready to go!
I usually serve this with tortilla chips, grated cheese, and sour cream!
1 can peach pie filling
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 package frozen strawberries
3 bananas, sliced
Mix all of these together and enjoy!
Today when I got home there was a new Real Simple magazine waiting for me. I haven't even gotten to read the last one yet. So I planned out my night...I was going to get my pajamas on early and get a few school things done. Then I was going to prop up in bed with my magazines and my TV remote!
That is not what happened. Apparently I was scheduled for overtime Mom-duty tonight and I didn't know it. Every single one of my kids had a need, question, or issue. I helped Laura edit her skit and resume for Carrousel, Mark e-mailed me an English paper he needed editing by tonight, Ashley called needing advice about a project she's doing tomorrow, and Lindy wanted to set dates for her college tours. Meanwhile, Rocky is attached to me for some reason tonight and has his head laying across my legs at this very moment! haha He's actually kind of cute! (Although he has been out in the rain and has a little bit of that "wet dog" smell right now...eww!) :)
So...I guess I'll re-schedule my magazine catch up for another night. Oh well, the best laid plans....