Monday, January 19, 2009

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground turkey (or beef)
1 large onion, chopped
2-14 oz. can pinto beans
14 oz. can tomatoes with chilies
14 oz. can diced tomatoes
16 oz. tomato sauce
15 oz. can of corn
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. dry taco seasoning

Brown turkey and onions in skillet. Drain. Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover. Cook on low 4 hours, or until ingredients are heated through. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and whatever else floats your boat.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Broccoli Tortellini Salad

1 pkg. cheese tortellini (can be found in the pasta aisle)
1 head broccoli, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
12 slices bacon, fried (or baked) (I have also used real bacon bits, much not use imitation bacon bits...yuck!)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (I use more)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 T white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain. Let cool. Mix tortellini, bacon, onion and sunflower seeds in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt. (Or whiz it in the blender like I do) Pour over broccoli tortellini mixture.

*I've also had this with raisins in it. I prefer it without.*

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cucumber Hungarian Salad Thing

This is one of my all time favorites and has been for as long as I can remember.

5 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
1 medium onion, cut in half and slice thin
1 8 oz. sour cream

Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add salt to taste. All done!

**Discovered last night that the cucumber hungarian salad thing juice makes excellent chip dip. I'm just saying.**