I am a Scorpio. I enjoy long walks on the beach, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, and men in hockey masks. In my spare time I work to foil the plans of my arch nemesis, utilize my eight finger discount, and lecture from my soapbox about social injustices. I do not tolerate fools or like people who make Walmart plural.
I judge people who are missing more teeth than they have, unless they are old. I would like to someday be the scary old woman in the neighborhood that all the children are afraid of, however I will be misunderstood and actually a sweet old lady turned bitter by the disappointments of this cruel, cruel life.
I will have made my vast wealth telling fortunes under the alias the Mad Madame Mim and selling t-shirts in tourist destinations that say “Life isn’t always flowers and sausages”.
I am going to be throwing some recipes and you guys (possibly) in the future. I have been enamored with food and cooking and am trying to move that toward healthy eating, so I am now officially that crazy person photographing her food. Anyway, since I couldn't find a recipe I liked for this on a website that I could pin, I wrote down my own recipe that I made last night. It was delightful and the perfect cold weather, snow-in-the-forecast dinner.
I adapted the recipe from Web MD's recipe (http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/chill-out-your-appetite-soups-stews?page=3)
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
1 pound lean ground sirloin or ground turkey
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 cup salsa 2 cups water 2 cans petite diced tomatoes 1 can diced green chiles Taco seasoning mix (I make my own and then put it in to taste)
Optional Garnishes (I don't use these. I normally just top mine with some cilantro, but I like it spicy): Sprinkle of cheese (your choice) Dollop of Greek Yogurt or sour cream Cilantro
Cook meat until browned. Drain.
Mix the ground meat, beans, corn, salsa, water, diced tomatoes, green chiles, and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours.