Monday, February 23, 2009

Makes Me Happy Mondays

My friend, Karen, at May I Ask You a Question, always posts about something that makes her happy on Mondays. So, I decided to do my own Makes Me Happy Monday post.

I have a busy afternoon with an eye doctor appointment, baseball practice, and some errands to run, plus my regular lengthy to-do list. So, I decided to make supper this morning and put it in the crock pot. It Makes Me Happy to know that my supper is already made and simmering in the crock pot! What a good feeling!!! I think I will try to make this a new habit!

Tonight's supper is Taco Soup. This is an easy, inexpensive and well-liked recipe. You might want to give it a try! It is easy to keep most of the ingredients on hand in your pantry and can be pulled together in a jiffy.

Elizabeth's Taco Soup


1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
4 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes (can use Mexican flavored or those with added chilies)
2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, undrained
2 15-ounce cans corn, undrained
4-5 Tablespoons of taco seasoning mix
2-4 cups water

tortilla chips
Mexican 4 cheese
sour cream


Brown ground beef and onion. Drain well.
Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer on stove or in crock pot until ready to eat.

Serve bowls with crushed tortilla chips, grated cheese, and dollop of sour cream as desired.

Now, here is another thing that Makes Me Happy. I recently discovered these bars at our Sams Club and just had one of the Dark Chocolate Almond bars for my morning snack. It was Delicious!!!! These incredible bars have only 120 - 130 calories, 2 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbohydrates, and 9 whopping grams of fiber! To be a perfect snack, you would need to add something with some more protein, such as a cup of milk. But, these are so good!!!!

And knowing that I've already posted on my blog for today also Makes Me Happy!! What makes you happy today?

1 comment:

Amy said...

Yum! Your taco soup and the dark chocolate snack bars each sound wonderful! What makes me happy? I am thinking about how later in the week my husband and I are going with a small group from church to hear Ravi Zacharias speak! I'm excited any time we have a date...but to hear Ravi, too? Whoo hoo!

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