I admitted yesterday that I’m domestically challenged, so I thought I’d redeem myself by participating in this week’s Crazy Hip Blog Mama’s first ever recipe roundup. There must be a full moon this week as I am sewing and posting recipes on the Internet.
Check out their site for details on how you can participate in this week’s roundup, featuring soup recipes. You don’t have to be a member of the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas to participate, but of course, I am, because I’m a little crazy. Hip? Not so sure. I think I retired my hip designation when I started wearing Keds loafers, otherwise known as my comfortable lesbian shoes, and admitted to the Internet that I wear black Gold Toe socks, the same as my male gynecologist. I also secretly love the soundtrack to Barbie’s Princess and the Pauper. So yes, my hipster mama status is going down the drain.
Thankfully I married a man who knows his way around the kitchen and who laughs at the very idea of following a recipe, otherwise my girls would never realize the joy of cooking. I, on the other hand, usually stumble along in the kitchen with a recipe and would choose “Burnin’ Down the House” as my kitchen anthem.
Here’s my contribution to the recipe roundup. It’s from one of my husband’s clients and it is delicious.
Santa Fe Soup
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion chopped (brown together and drain)
2 cups water
2 packages taco seasoning (you can purchase the low-sodium type if watching your sodium intake)
2 packages ranch dressing mix (I usually only add one package each to “tone” it down)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
2 cans whole kernel corn
This is especially great in cool weather with chips and salsa and is a nice alternative to chili.
Next installment in my inept domestic housewife series…”How to incorporate dog hair into your decor!”