|Yes, that IS a mannequin in a wedding gown wearing a feathered Mardi Gras mask and a gun belt with a gun and knife of some sort attached to it! EEK!|
|These were in a ziplock with a bunch of kids' plastic beads and some fishing wire. See the brass bells in the upper right? THAT'S why I bought these! The plastic beads and wire will be going back into the Goodwill donation box.|
|These long strands of small beads were reasonably priced and I know I can find a use for them.|
|I won these from Gaea last week and they're here already!!|
Needless to say, I've got a pile of fun stuff to play with and am anxious to try to get something made today. So, let me share this week's menu and be on my way.
Lunches: Tuna noodles, turkey & cheese paninis, bean burritos, pasta with tomato cream sauce, PB&J, leftovers, turkey sandwiches
Dr Pepper Pork (from freezer) tacos w/black beans & taco toppings
Slow cooker orange chicken w/jasmine rice & steamed green beans
Turkey taco soup (recipe follows) w/tortilla chips
Mushroom parmesean w/pasta & salad
Pot Roast w/carrots, potatoes, & rice
There's more Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
I know just about everyone has a Taco Soup recipe, but here's the one I use. It can be done in the slow cooker or quickly on the stove. As well, it's a rather flexible recipe.
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1 medium onion chopped
1 15oz can corn, mostly drained
1 or 2 15oz cans of black beans, kidney beans, and/or chili beans (drained and rinsed)
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes work well too, if you can find them)
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
~ Cook meat and onions together in a soup pot until meat browned and onions translucent
~ Drain meat and onions and return to pot
~ Add all other ingredients to pot and stir to combine
~ Allow soup to simmer until soup heated through (about 20 minutes)
~ Serve with tortilla chips and shredded cheese (additional optional toppings: sour cream, green onions, jalapenos, etc.)
* To make in a crockpot, brown and drain your meat, then put it and all other ingredients in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low.
For just a quick but of eye-candy, check out this necklace I added to the shop last week.
|Dot What Necklace|
Now, I must really be running along! How's your Monday shaping up?