Friday, February 5, 2010


kaden sharing his favorite monkey rattle with his best friend simon

Happy Superbowl weekend everybody! In honor of foodie friday (which I think I may have forgot about for the last few weeks...oops!) I thought I would post the yummy recipe that we are making for sunday's game.

Taco Soup

1 (approx 1.3 lb) pkg boneless chicken breasts or thighs, or 1 pkg Chicken-less Strips (vegetarian option)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans black beans
1 (15 oz) can corn, or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
2 cups chicken broth (optional; omit for a thicker stew)

Your choice of toppings:
Tortilla chips
Fresh cilantro
Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Fresh chopped tomatoes
Chopped green onions or red onions
Jalapenos or chiles

1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions for 5 minutes, or until softened.
2. Add remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 1 hour.
3. Remove chicken, shred, and return to pot. Stir and heat through before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Hands-off cooking time: 1 hour
Serves 6-8

Slow cooker method: Place all ingredients into a crockpot and cook for 5-6 hours on low setting. Remove chicken, shred, and return to crockpot. Stir and heat through before serving.

And for those with little ones, I just discovered this fabulous site that has so many great ideas for creative meal ideas. Check it out here!


  1. yummmmmmm!!! that soup sounds divine!!! GO SAINTS!!! i love that you have a fatty red tabby named simon. i was obsessed with that name as a child. too cute. thank you for "sharing" this blog ;o) heheheheheeeee

  2. OMG! Kaden could not possibly get any cuter w/his sharing!! And, he is so proud of himself, too, with that big grin on his face! Love it! And, thanks for that amazing looking (and sounding!) soup recipe..... sounds like a perfect crock-pot recipe that I'll have to take advantage of one of these days when I actually feel adventurous enough to cook! :)

  3. Look at Simon with Kaden. So chill and "what's up wanna play"? You can tell that they are best buds. That rattle looks familiar? Did I get that for him? Hmmmm.

    That soup looks good too! Come over and make it for me...I'll play with Kaden while you cook.