Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rainy Day Soup Recipe

 Yesterday we got most of the shelter put up in the soon to be buck pen. We are dividing the current goat pen into 2 halves instead of building a completely new fence. It was a fast and furious project! The wind was blowing steady around 50 mph, DH is still on back surgery recovery restrictions so I had to help with any lifting, and 2 curious goats were determined to sniff/chew/poop on everything we brought into the pen. And to add insult to injury, Archie takes DH's presence in the pen as a challenge. So we had to stay together. And I had to guard DH with the cattle prod..... A LOT. Needless to say, there was not any way I could get a chance to take a picture. (Insert sad face emoticon here)
 Today I planned to get out there and take some pictures to show you our progress. Then we were going to start on installing the fence panels to divide the pen. But it is raining.... A LOT.
 So I am going to share the Taco Soup recipe from yesterday. I made it all up as I went along and it got a rave review! And there were no complaints about having the leftovers this evening. Score! (Insert smiley face emoticon here)

Taco Soup:
ingredients for soup
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 1/2 cups salsa (mine was homemade, very chunky, medium hot)
1/2 pound rinsed black beans (mine were cooked from dry, probably 2 cans worth)
2 cups sweet corn (fresh, frozen, or canned)
1 large can tomato juice
crushed tortilla chips
fresh lime slices
sour cream
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Brown and drain ground beef. Stir in remaining ingredients except tomato juice. Add tomato juice slowly so you get the desired consistency (I used a little less than one can.) Heat to boiling and then reduce heat and simmer for the amount of time it takes to build a goat shelter (approx. 2 hours) Serve with garnishes. (Insert full and happy tummy emoticon here)

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