Sunday, October 19, 2008

Improvement Needed

...on cooking for one person. I told myself when I got my new kitchen that the only way I could justify the $$ output was to cook in it, and I do. I have finally mastered buying only what I eat at the grocery store, now I just have to work at getting better at not making gallons of stuff when I do cook. This was a broccoli cheese casserole on the back of a pasta box - it was ok, needed something more to give it a little bit of a kick, but not bad. Good thing since I have about 800 lbs of it. It is also the season where I like to use my crockpot, but again, that makes gallons of everything. Whats a girl to do????

As it is that season, here is one of my favorite crockpot recipes, which will be a staple in this household for the upcoming season:

TACO SOUP

1.5 lbs of ground turkey, browned
4 cups tomato juice
1 jar of salsa (personal favorite - peach mango)
1 envelope of taco seasoning (use low sodium to better your health)
1 large can of blackbeans

Toss in the pot on low and enjoy when you get home. Top it with some sour cream and cheese, eat it using some nachos...YUMMY! For thicker soup, you can add more beans. Bon Apetite!

2 comments:

Alexis said...

The soup sounds delicious. I can't wait to give it a try. The nice thing about leftovers is that you don't have to cook for a while. Just freeze the rest and have enough food for weeks.

Becky said...

Sounds delicious ... i also love the crockpot this time of year but agree - cooking for one or even two is challenging.