Showing posts from April 20, 2012

Wednesday—Good For You, Good for the Home

Kayaking on the Ichetucknee  is GOOD for me & you!  

Check out our 2-1/2 hour kayak trip down the Ichetucknee River near Fort White, Florida.  A PERFECT day on this spring-fed, pristine river!

Tuesday's Cupboard — Heidi's Crockpot Taco Soup

Best taco soup I've ever had!  And easy, too!  

Serves 8

•  1 pkg. Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles
•  1 sweet onion, chopped
•  1 16-oz. can pinto beans, undrained
•  1 16-oz. can lima beans, undrained
•  1 16-oz. can kidney beans, undrained
•  1 16-oz. can black beans, undrained
•  1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) taco seasoning
•  1 (1 oz) pkg. ranch dressing mix
•  1 can (14 oz) chopped regular stewed tomatoes

•  2 cans (14 oz. each) chopped tomatoes with zesty mild chilies (Del Monte)
•  1 can (14 oz.) hominy or corn (drained)

•  Optional:  shredded cheddar cheese (Mex-style or any blend of shredded cheddar) for topping
•  Optional:  For extra heat, substitute 1 can of Mex-style canned tomatoes for the regular canned tomatoes & 1 small can of mild chopped chilies.  Otherwise, this is a MILD soup.

Make It
1.  Throw all of the ingredients into a crockpot.  Cook on LOW for 4 hours.

2.  Season to taste with salt & pepper, if needed.  Heidi does not add salt or pepper, and …