Wednesday, May 11, 2011

rock the crock....comfy food for a rainy day

I love spending time with my kiddos.
I love dropping what I'm doing
(especially if it's an icky job like dealing with dirty dishes)
and playing a board game.
but IS. IT. JUST. ME.
or has the game Chutes & Ladders
increased it's ratio of chutes
since my childhood 80's version?!
seriously.  Caleb won after like 12 minutes
but Matthias and I duked it out for another 20ish minutes
for second place
both of us sliding down chute after chute after chute
til....well, til I just declared him
silver medalist
---he was pretty stoked--
rockin the crock today....
it's been awhile, hasn't it, blogger b's?
if your skies look anything like mine have been lookin
(except for yesterday afternoon.  pure sunshine.  sigh)
you will want to curl up by a window
watch the stormclouds come rolling in
and enjoy a cup of this easy-to-make soup
hubby Justin doesn't even use a spoon with this yummyness
he just grabs a handful of tortilla chips and calls it a meal

so here's what you need:

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
16 oz velveeta, cut up (i know, i's comfort food, people!)
2 cans diced tomatoes including liquid
2 cans black beans, rinsed
1 bag frozen corn (or 2 cans corn, rinsed)
1 packet taco seasoning powder

put all ingredients in the crock
rock it for 3 hours
stir, stir, stir
serve with tortilla chips
and maybe breakout a pinata

create a new celebratory day for mexican fare
happy once de mayo to all!

inspired by this soup here.


  1. Hello! I do enjoy mexican food and board games and rainy days by the window watching the storm clouds roll in... we had hail yesterday... blue skies today!
    Have a good day ;)

  2. Woo To The Hoo! This is my favorite kind of recipe! The kind where you dump everything into the crockpot & at dinner time, it's ready! Here's my Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: