This week's theme is quick and easy which I think everyone needs. I know many people think it's easier to just open a box meal and throw it in the microwave, but what is even in those? Yuck. I don't know, and I don't want to know either. I am not a fan of prepackaged, preprepared, full of God only knows what kind of preservatives and mystery ingredients meals.
We do lots of salads here at Casa di Romano for summer quick meals. All the fresh vegetables in the summertime? HECK YEAH! We also do sandwiches once a week or so. We make subs and throw a bunch of those fresh veggies on them! Yum! What goes great with both of those? Soup!
Even though it's hot outside, and I mean HOT, we still eat soups in the summer. We absolutely love soup. It's one of the ways I get my picky boys to eat their vegetables without complaining about them. They'll eat them raw in salad and on the sandwiches no problem, but cook them and serve them as a side? Forget it.
I thought I would share one of my quick soups with you this week. It very satisfying and easy peasy!
1.3 lbs ground beef
1 packet Taco Seasoning
1 packet Buttermilk Ranch dressing powder
1 onion diced
1 15oz can corn drained
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 can Bush's light red kidney beans
1 can Bush's Cannellini beans
1 28oz canned of whole tomatoes in sauce
In a large soup pot with a bit of olive oil saute diced onion until softened.
Add ground beef and brown.
Stir in taco seasoning and buttermilk ranch packet.
Add drained corn and the beans with their juices.
Stir in Ro-Tel and the diced tomatoes.
Add the whole tomatoes and squish them in your hands to break them up.
Stir the soup and cook over medium low heat for 15-20 minutes.
Serve topped with cheese or your favorite taco toppings.
That's it. This soup saves really well and it just gets better with time!
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?