Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beef Enchilada Soup~by Kelsey

 I got this recipe from the BEEF magazine blog.  It was entered in a recipe contest.  I only used 2 lbs of ground beef when I made it.  It is really good, and very easy to make.  And it really does taste like enchiladas!

4 lbs ground beef, browned & drained
1 large can tomatoes (crushed, diced or sauce--whichever you prefer)
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can sweet corn
1 small can green chilies
1 regular-sized can enchilada sauce (One time I used a big can and it was too rich!)
2 cans beef broth
2 envelopes taco seasoning

Put ingredients into crockpot on low for the day, or on high for a couple of hours. It can also be cooked on the stovetop. The key is to heat through and allow flavors to will also make your house smell wonderful and drive the family nuts!

Top with sliced flour tortillas--this is important! They act like noodles and are delicious. Also offer shredded cheese, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, additional seasoning,...anything that sounds good! Enjoy!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Healthy Waldorf Salad~by Kelsey

I found this recipe on Pinterest.  It is actually really good (even though it is healthy) and very easy.  I used non-fat plain Greek yogurt, and thought I would have to add sugar or honey, but it was actually just fine without it.

  • 4 apples, cubed 
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup raisins 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lime Jello~by Kelsey

I found this recipe in my new Bring 'Em On Home cookbook.  It's all family-favorite recipes from rodeo cowboys and their families.  It's a really great cookbook!  This recipe was a bit ambiguous.  It called for "x-large" packages so I had to do some experimenting to get the right sizes.  I am writing it down with the sizes that I had success with.

29 oz can of pears
8 oz cream cheese
6 oz lime jello
8 oz Cool Whip

Drain the pear juice into a cooking pan.  On the stove over medium heat, stir and dissolve the Jello into the pear juice, then cool off a little.  In a blender, blend pears and cream cheese.  In a medium-sized glass pan, combine the Jello mixture with the pear mixture and then fold in cool whip.  Let set in the refrigerator.