Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Tidbits!

* I said a long time ago I'd give you the recipe for Fiesta Bean Soup, so here ya go:

1 1/2 pound of ground chuck and medium onion diced (fry together)
1 can of cream corn
1 can of whole kernel corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of diced tomato with green chili
1 can of stewed tomatoes
2 packages of hidden valley ranch
Two packages of low sodium El Paso taco seasoning
1 can of chili beans (medium)

And just put it all together and it can be cooked in a Crockpot as well. It cooks a lot so you can also take what's leftover and freeze and it will keep for awhile :)

* I bought my very own first Christimas decoration yesterday. Can't wait to put it up. Think I'm getting the Christmas fever, ha. I slowly but surely am wanting to stock up on decorations of my own. Since I just recently got out on my own.

* Didn't tell ya'll but going back to Vegas again next weekend, just for the weekend. My bff/cousin is getting married. There will be no Elvis involved and it will be a classy Vegas wedding. And pics are definitely to come.

* So my family has decided we're going camping over the Thanksgiving holidays. And by family I mean the whole family. This should be interesting and I'm sure I'll come back with some stories. It's about time I reunited with the great outdoors, and brushed up on my camp fire songs, ha.

* Thanksgiving really is my favorite holiday. It's simple. It's sweet. And it allows you to reflect on all that's good in your life and realize all we have to be thankful for. And love watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. And each year promise myself that one day I'll make it there. It's on my bucket list of things to do.

* Who knew, but just in case you didn't know, when you lay your head down on the pillow on a Wednesday night and close your eyes for about two seconds, the whole night is gone. Found that out for myself.

* Facebook is getting on my stinking nerves right now. Can we have the old Facebook back, please??? Thank you!!

* My dinner last night consisted of a drink and popcorn, LOL! I just for the life of me couldn't figure out what I wanted, so I just said forget it, and popcorn it was.

* Seriously, I read many blogs where you all work out religiously, and can't seem to find my motivation, right is wrong with me?

* Had lunch with some great friends yesterday and left with my stomach and heart happy and full. Just wish I would have gotten pictures.

* Can't wait to eat those leftovers from yesterday, haha!! Seriously, I'm the leftover queen. I live off leftovers. So people who don't like leftovers really confuse me???

* I didn't have plans for Halloween but a sweet friend called me and now I do. Makes me happy!!

Ok, I'm done!!! :)

Have a GREAT Thursday!!


Annie said...

the soup recipe sounds simple and delicious!!
a family camping trip sounds like a lot fun! i haven't been camping in forever.
i love thanksgiving too! the macy's day parade is a tradition in my fam as well, its the best!
have a great day hun!!

silk purse said...

I am a follower of yours from awhile ago.., I must also mention that I adore your blog banner!..,

I want you to feel welcome to pop over to my little corner of the blogging world sometime, and I assure you that I although "my sad sack" little blog posting today on my ,The Plumed Pen blog, makes me look like "a Debbie Downer"; I'm actually usually a very positve and upbeat person; really!.., It's just been a little rough lately that's all!

Sounds like you're having fun though! Hope you have a load of fun at the wedding!

Maybe, your soup recipe is just what I need!.., Cheers

Jacquie said...

Fun post. I am already thinking about the holidays, too. Love them!

I've done the popcorn thing for supper before!

Meagan said...

mmm! that recipe looks awesome!!

Adorably Distracted... said...

I LOVE Christmas!!! I really can't wait till it gets here!

Spicy Magnolia said...

Great tidbits! And that is so cool your family is going camping for Thanksgiving. That will be most memorable. :)

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

I totally agree about annoying!!

Thanksgiving is totally my favorite too :)

Jordan said...

I cannot believe how close Christmas is! It's crazy!

I am NOT a working out kind of person Lauren but I've actually king of (don't tell anyone) been looking forward to it. I'm sick of complaining about my body but not doing anything about it. For me, it's been a great stress reliever after a busy & rough day. We could encourage each other?! Just a thought! : )

Paige said...

What a great recipe! I just may try that one soon. Sounds like you are having a great time and staying busy. And yes, it is so much fun to buy Christmas for your own place! I have a whole closet full!!

Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

I might try to make that soup this weekend. Looks yummy. ; )

I can't believe you are going to Vegas without me. Ha! Have fun and be safe, Lauren.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh I have made a soup like that before and it's beyond delicious! and how fun a thanksgiving day camp out!

Rosie said...

Random it! I have a soup recipe almost the exact same. I call it Taco soup & I add mozz. cheese on top and for crunch put a few tortilla chips in it. Yumm! Soups are my fave right now too:)
Thanksgiving is the best & you're family sounds as fun as you b/c mine sure wouldn't try to go camping in the cold. Ha Ha! You'll have fun though.

Tori said...

I too have difficultly working out. I just need to buckle down and do it...not even the fact I'm getting married in 8 months seems to be motivating me! Oi! lol :-)