I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.
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My Thanksgiving dinner was a sad tale! On Wednesday afternoon I had a dessert in the oven baking, when the timer went off, its wasn’t done so I gave it another 10 minutes, it still didn’t seem done on further investigation my oven didn’t seem very hot so I determined my oven was to put it bluntly dead. Luckily I have an electric roaster so I put my dessert in that to finish cooking, it did seem done but the consistency was off we each had a piece and I threw the rest out. I fixed our Thanksgiving ham in the roaster, that too wasn’t the same, I cooked the dressing in the crock pot which I have done before but it was dry. I even managed to over salt the green beans the only good part of our meal was the cranberry salad I had made. The good thing was we didn’t have that stuffed feeling we usually have after eating Thanksgiving dinner and of course a memory! I have decided I just wasn’t motivated this year my heart wasn’t in it!! The repairman is due to come today or tomorrow.
On to todays recipe, I am sharing a cozy taco soup, the recipe comes from Cindy Tonne, I like it better than chili, I hope that you will like it too.
1 # hamburger, browned and drained
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cans beans, any kind or a combination such as black beans, kidney beans or white beans, do not drain.
3 cans Ro-Tel diced tomatoes or 1 large can diced tomatoes and 1 can green chilies
1 can water
1 can Mexicorn, do not drain
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 pkg. dry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
Combine all ingredients, simmer 20 minutes to 1 hour. Makes 12-14 cups, Freezes well. To serve may top with grated cheese, sour cream and Fritos.
Have a great week and stay safe!