Monday, August 22, 2011

Santa Fe Soup

Yesterday, a small group of us ladies and our spouses got together, to work on Whitney's baby shower for next weekend. I can't believe it's already here. Shew! It's been fun.

I helped make party mints, dip pretzel sticks and tie our "Thank You" notes to the bags of pretzels. I'm sorry, but I forget to take my camera, so I don't have any photos to share with you today. I'll make sure to take it with me next weekend.

We had such a good time. I haven't really had the chance to sit and talk with Leslie, Susan and Natalie in a while, so that was great. We laughed and laughed. The guys hate it when us sisters get started and now nieces to add to the fun, because our laughing gets a little loud and they can't hear the ballgame. LOL!

Leslie told me all the ideas that her and Chase have come up with for their reception. It sounds like it's going to be fabulous! Chase's mother, Kellie, is a phenomenal decorator. I can't wait to be under her wing, decorating for Leslie and Chase's wedding reception. She is so creative! I hope to learn LOTS. Speaking of learning lots, Kellie introduced Garden Ridge to Susan and Leslie the other day.  They were telling me about all the great deals they found and that I have to go one day.  This is a trip, I'm going to have to make soon.  Susan plans to go back.  I told her that she has to call me the next time because I want to tag along. 

Maryann was such a  great hostess for our little baby shower decorating party. She had in the crockpot "Santa Fe Soup."  She served it with Frito chips.  It was DELISH!  It reminded me of a creative way to make chili.  Perfect for game day (12 days away) .  She gave me the recipe and I wanted to share it with you.  It is sooo easy!

Santa Fe Soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 Sweet Onion - chopped
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 can white corn
1 can yellow corn
2 pkgs. dry ranch dressing
2 pkgs. dry taco seasoning
  • Saute the meat and onion.  Drain the off the fat.
  • Put meat mixture into a crockpot or slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients undrained.
  • Cook until hot through and through
Best served with cornbread, frito chips and topped with cheese and sour cream.



Malorie said...

This is my go to soup! Except we call it Taco Soup! Either way it's DELISH!

Laura said...

I just sent you an email about the Bama cross.