This past Sunday we had our 2nd Family Soup-er Sunday. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these days. I hope the rest of the family feels the same. Some of the highlights this week were: Lil’ Man got his first haircut; Pops (aka: The Rocket Scientist) playing with the kittens cause Lil’ Man to burst into riotous laughter…which in turn caused all of the rest of us to burst into laughter; we talked a lot about the cooking adventure my daughter in-love are on right now. All in all, these are hours together I will treasure and I hope they all will too.
This week we had a good stand-by soup in this house – Taco Soup. I got this recipe from a friend, Lyn, many years ago. I have tweaked it a bit and this is what we have now. I can tell you that every time I make this soup, my son almost always has 3 helpings! I always make more than enough so that we have leftovers…it’s so wonderful the 2nd and 3rd days. This is the perfect soup for cool weather. And let me just stress…as much as people want to call this chili…it is NOT chili – there is not any chili powder in this soup! This is also one of those recipes that you can truly wing it on…almost like a kitchen sink soup. I don’t even really keep track of how much I use of anything each time – I just start throwing things in. So…this is my ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants’ Taco Soup Mac Family Version!
Taco Soup - Serves 8+