Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Home and Family First

Today, attending to our home and family meant cooking (an easy) dinner* this morning as we were both coming home late and now, corresponding with an artist about a work I'm interested in buying for our home.

Yesterday, it meant having a family home evening with the hubster and then staying up (too) late to help him with a job cover letter.

Sunday, it meant staying home to write and reflect on what's being neglected.

These are some of the little things that said "family first" to me this week. What little things say it to you?

*I can't not share the easy dinner idea, right?

Mom's Taco Soup

In blender, liquify:
1 Qt stewed tomatoes (I used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes)
1 Qt water
3 Tbs bouillon (or 3 cubes...or use part/all chicken broth in place of water)
1 tsp chili powder
Other spices to taste (cumin, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper)

Heat soup until hot. (You want it hot enough to melt the cheese you'll add to your bowl...yum!)

Serve with:
Chopped tomato
Chopped green onion
Cubed cheddar cheese
Chopped avocado
Crushed tortilla chips

Enjoy! 'Night my lovely friends!


J.B. said...

Today it means doing four loads of laundry so that we can pack up to visit family (and spreading the laundry ALL over the house). Also, wondering if I can find/afford the ingredients or substitutions to make your mom's taco soup.

WV - mudecos - little Guatemalan dolls made out of dirt and water.

Nina said...

Home and family first meant making Orange Knot Rolls for my family on Sunday (and then eating all of the leftover rolls while trying to share one or two with my husband . . .).

Your mother's taco soup sounds delish! I'm gonna have to try it.

jen b said...

YUM... this may be just the thing for a busy night of baseball and working late!

hope you are well. thank you for the congrats on my married post at SPG. xoxo