Monday, August 12, 2013

Pantry Taco Soup

Don't you just love a meal that is budget friendly,  super easy, and lick your bowl clean good?
Then you my friend are in luck!
I first had this Taco Soup a few years ago at a home warming luncheon. 
It became a fast favorite.
So when a friend of mine had her 3rd little boy,  it was a no brainer what to make.

Pantry Taco Soup

1 can Tomato Sauce
1 can Diced Tomatoes 
1 can Corn
1 can Chili 
(I do 2 cans Chili)
1 can Black Beans
2 T Taco Seasoning 
(you can add more or less if you like)

Dump all cans with liquid in to your crockpot, add Taco Seasoning and stir.
Cook on low 6 hrs or high for 4 hrs.

So easy but yet so good.

Sometimes or all the time you have a 3 yr old, who the second you start cooking or anything, needs you to stop everything and be her minion.
So as the great mom you are, you snap a somewhat fuzzy picture of her prefect patheticness.  

Because no meal is complete with out desert.
Apple Crisp 

1 can Apple Pie Filling.
Or make your favorite Apple Filling.
1/2 stick Butter, soften 
1/2 C Brown Sugar 
1/2 C Oats
Cinnamon to taste.
Poor apples into a greased backing pan.
Mix butter, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon together.
Sprinkle mixture over apples.  Cover with foil.
Place in a 350 oven until bubbling, around 30 min.

Altogether I brought 
Taco Soup
French Bread
Apple Crisp
Vanilla Ice cream 

Almost everything I had on hand, so this meal fits in prefect with the save $100 challenge, I am doing.
Just goes to show you don't have to spend a lot to make a wonderful meal.

A great way to save some mullah when taking a meal to someone is to team up.
This what I usually do.  Sometimes I bring the main dish, sometimes the sides.
Why not share the work and the joy of serving with a friend.


Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

You rock! I should have a baby so you can bring me another meal. Har, har, har, har.

Kem said...

yes yes you should. or you could break something and then I'll feel bad for you and bring you dinner.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Breaking something might be a better excuse. I think I broke my will. Yes, I am actually sure that I broke my will. My will to get anything done today. Proof: the fact that I am on the phone with you leaving comments on yer blog.

Kem said...

we rock. sadly I have nothing to bring for broken wills.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Oh wah......

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