Just The Girls

Knitting Party! (friday night)

We had fun. I arrived at Kelly’s early and helped cut up fruit and do a nice presention, it’s all about presentation LOL. Got everything set up and ready. Then it was 6:30 and we decided we were hungry and started eating! She made this taco soup:

Paula’s Taco Soup

2 lbs ground beef
2 cups diced onions
2 (15 ½-oz) cans pinto beans
1 (15 ½-oz) can red kidney beans
1 (15 ½-oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 ½-oz) can Mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 (14 ½-oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 ½-oz) can tomatoes and green chilies
2 (4 5/8-oz) can black olives, drained and sliced
½ cup green olives, sliced (optional)
1 (1 ¼-oz) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-oz) package ranch dressing mix

Corn chips, for serving
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Sliced jalapenos, for garnish

Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain off excess fat and transfer browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or stockpot.

Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chilies, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix.

Simmer over low heat for about 1 hour (or 6-8 hours on low setting in crock pot).

To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them.

Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions, and jalapenos.

Yield: 12-16 servings

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes or 6-8 hours  15 minutes prep

It is amazingly good! I could have eaten the whole crockpot, that is how good it is! Then Lynn from church showed up and ate with us. Neither of us had met Lynn before. She was really nice, older than us, she has a 13 yo son. After that we started knitting. Well Kelly and Lynn started knitting and I started crocheting. Renee showed up and she is very funny. She doesn’t have any kids but they have a miniature dauschhund, so that is her baby. We would share stories of our kids and she would share stories of hers 😉 Then Mel showed up, that is Kelly’s sister and she just cracks me up. So funny, she and I could get into real trouble I think!

I stayed until 9:30 and then went to pick up Katie. I was so exhausted, but it turned out to be a longer night than I thought when I got home and turned on the computer to see “everything” that had gone on…


I want snickerdoodles!

But I just can’t get the motivation to do them LOL.. I think I just might be all snickerdoodled out from making them for the fundraiser.. sigh.. maybe after I get off here and finish up the laundry..

I have no clue what to do for dinner either.. any ideas? I have some chicken breasts and that’s about it..

oh, and those choconut dainties are my downfall! I’ve been craving them as well and you just can’t eat one! They are so freaking yummy!

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

cream the 3/4 cup sugar and the butter or margarine. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Heat oven to 375. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes. makes about 36..


Breakfast Potluck..

Our small group is having a breakfast potluck tonight. I prepared a casserole last night. It was so easy. It’s my Mom’s recipe and I just love it!!


6 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp horseradish
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb sausage (in links)
6 slices of white bread (preferrably pepperidge farm white)
1 cup cheddar cheese

Mix the first 5 ingredients.
Cook up the sausage, and cut it into bite size pieces.
Grease 9×13 dish with butter.
Decrust and cube the bread and line the bottom of the dish.
Evenly distribute sausage in dish.
Pour egg mixture over.
Top with cheese.
Refridgerate overnight.
Bake at 350 for 45 min.

We are going to go straight home, put on some comfy clothes and then head over to the Davis’. We’ll pop it in the oven there!

The Olsen’s are making waffles! Peter’s Grandmother’s recipe!
Davis’ are doing bacon and drinks I think.
Jacob’s can’t make it.

So excited!! I think we are bringing Outburst too.