Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Sweet Sundays

I heart Sundays. It doesn't always seem like a day of rest, but it's a day I look forward to and need each week. A day to slow down and show gratitude for our many blessings.


Such blessings! I wanted a few pics before they quickly change out of their church clothes, Josh already lost the tie, Trev is barefoot, I need to be quick!


Here we go, all smiles and looking in the same general direction. I like how the girls naturally hold hands


Just the girls


Sophie figuring out the Rubik's Cube


Boys, Boys- Love 'em. Josh fooling around with Trev (my actor). Congrats on making Broadway Kidz boys! Can't wait to see it.

Sage pink, Sophie orange, holding on tight to Nick.

Congrats Nick on lettering in Swimming this year!

Paul has perfected the BBQ, much better then the cooked Rotisserie's from Costco. Way to go Paul, you've got the touch! Thanks for giving me a break and BBQing some tasty dinners lately, it's been delicious. I've also had the domestic bug, cooking Taco soup, slow cooker beef stew, and Lasagna last week.

Here's a favorite...

Taco Soup
1-2 pounds lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, not drained
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1-2 cups of water
6 cups corn tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Sour cream
1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef and onion together; drain. Place beef mixture in slow cooker with taco seasoning, tomato sauce, corn, and beans.
2. Cover, and cook on Low 4 hours. Top with cheese, green onions, and sour cream; serve with tortilla chips.
Serves six-eight

Simple, good, & healthy. I use cloves of garlic with the hamburger and onion powder instead of onions to make it kid (and husband) friendly. If you add two cups of water, you'll want more taco seasoning to keep it a little spicy.