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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dinner in a Crunch & on a Budget Sequel

Well, it seems I had unexpected company drop in "for just a moment" right around the time I should have been cooking dinner.  It's a good thing I had already made plans for those leftovers from last night's "Dinner in a Crunch & on a Budget"!  Yippee!  I had about a third of it leftover, so it was either eat more taco salad for lunch today or change it up a bit and make it dinner for tonight.  And since I am so bad about forgetting to take meat out of the freezer (which, of course, I did again today until about 2:PM... and since it is church night and the kids have activities that start at 6:PM I needed something quick).  So, this is what I did.  It is not glamorous but it is good, and healthy, and filling.  

Again, I had about 1/3 of my taco salad mixture left over from last night.  I put the pot back on the stove.  Added a cup of water to it.  Turn on the heat and gave it a stir.  I poured in half a bag of frozen whole kernel corn.  Then, I opened a large can of Petite Diced Tomatoes and poured them in.  That is about it folks.  Simmer a little while (or boil on full blast like I do but stir constantly because this will burn quick... don't ask how I know this stuff... hehehe!).  Now, you have a quick Taco Soup. 

I had intended to make fresh rice to serve it over, but when my company stayed way longer than "just a moment" I was pretty happy that I remembered I had leftover rice.  I should not admit that it was still in the pot it was cooked in, but... it was.  In this case that was a good thing because I added a 1/4 cup of water to the rice and turned the burner on high, AGAIN (I have a problem... I like to do things way too fast).  I let that QUICKLY moisten up and then, I dumped the whole thing in my pot of Taco Soup.  So, I guess I really made a pot of Taco RICE Soup!  Whatever you want to call it, it was good and quick to serve because the rice was already in the soup.  Everybody got a bowl with their option to sprinkle in cheese and sour cream.  

For the record I will say that the kids had veggies and fruit at various times throughout the day, so they are getting a variety of food groups even though it may not look that way from these two dinners.  ;)  Happy FAST cooking!  This can be done in under 10 minutes not counting making rice. 

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