Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Not about food but still worth it...

I wanted to share a project that I have participated in for the last 3 years with anyone who might have the desire to give a little this holiday are the details from Mark, the great guy who started all this...

The Angel Card Project is an Internet wide charity event with the purpose of sending Christmas Cards to the sick, elderly, military, lonely, nursing homes and generally anyone out there who needs cheering up during the holidays. And we need Volunteers to help us send those cards! We also give people the opportunity to submit names to us of those that they feel like could use cheering up.  So if you would like to send some cheer to some wonderful people this year click the link below or visit the page at: 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

~ Taco 'Soup'reme ~

This soup was terrific and it makes 16 cups which was plenty for freezing and for leftovers for two more lunches and a cup with dinner :)

 What you need: Taco 'soup'reme package, water, 1 lb cooked ground meat, 2 cans corn, 8 oz can tomato sauce and 1 can Rotel (chopped tomatoes with green chiles). 

 Directions: Empty beans into colander. Rinse beans and place in large microwave safe dish. Cover with water 1-2 inches over beans. Microwave on high 15 minutes. Drain and rinse beans well. Now I made this in a crock pot and not the way the directions indicated. So after initially rinsing the beans, I placed them in the crock pot and let them soak overnight (with crock pot off).
 Then after soaking overnight, I drained and rinsed the beans well and placed them back in the crock pot.

 The ground beef can be pre-cooked, however I cooked it that morning right before rinsing my beans that soaked overnight.

 Place beans, seasoning packet, 6 cups water, 1 lb cooked ground meat, 2 (15oz) can corn, 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce, and 1 (10oz) can Rotel (chopped tomatoes with green chilies) in large pot. The directions say stir well, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.

 But I placed all in the crock pot instead and let it cook all day.  Man, did my kitchen smell great!!

It is optional to serve with chips, grated cheese and or sour cream. I added some shredded Mexican cheese that I had on hand. So hearty and yummy!

 Below is the picture from the website. 
Why not buy some today?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

~ 5 Minute Microwavable Chocolate Fudge ~

This is a quick fix for a great treat!  Who doesn't like Fudge?! And in just 5 minutes!!

 While I was out my hubby straightened out my desk so I don't know if I discarded the instructions or he did, so please when you purchase this, use the instructions attached. I am using the instructions for the Peanut Butter Fudge that I have on hand.  What you need: Package of 5 minute microwavable fudge, butter or margarine, milk.

 Directions: Pour contents of bag into microwave safe dish and make hole in middle of mixture.

Put 3 Tbsp of milk and 6 Tbsp butter or margarine cut into a few pieces (I used butter). Do NOT STIR!
 Microwave on high for 2 minutes. If it is runny, microwave 1-2 more minutes (it is okay for the butter to be a little runny as you have not stirred it yet). I microwaved mine for 2 min, 30 seconds.

 I forgot that after microwave, you add some vanilla (sorry it was not in the ingredients photo). I think it was 1 tsp but not positive as the peanut butter fudge does not call for any vanilla.  STIR Vigorously.

Pour into 9 x 9 pan, cool and enjoy!  I just let it cool at room temperature. Optional - Sift dry ingredients before using. 

This fudge never LASTS long when I make it.