On Thursday, Brooke and I went over to our friend Jenn's house. They just moved into on base housing and their new house is beautiful! It is practically brand new, only one other family has lived there before them. It's is GINORMOUS. I am jealous. So uberly jealous. Our friend Sarah came over with her daughter and son, so the girls had a great time playing. There is so much room for them to run around, it was nice. Jenn made us a chicken and vege dinner that was delish! I helped her unpack a little bit while Sarah watched the kids.
On Friday Jenn called me as she was coming back from clearing her old house. She was wondering what I was up to and I told her that I had just made a huge batch of taco soup and her and Jas were more than welcome to come over. So they did. And we had a fab dinner of taco soup and corn bread. Jenn brought a chocolate cake that hit the spot.
This is the recipe I used, I found it on allrecipes.com.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 (15 ounce) can mild chili beans
- 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
- 1 (1 ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
- In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Yesterday Brooke and I met Jenn and Jas at Old Navy because they were having their $3 graphic t-shirt sale. I thought it would be as big as their $1 flip-flop sale, so I told Jenn to meet me 15 minutes before the store opened. HA! There was no one there. I felt like an idiot. The bright side, we got to mull over the shirts and take our time instead of having to grab frantically for any shirt in our size. I also got a couple t-shirts for Eric, but their sizes were so picked over, there wasn't much variety. I also got Brooke a couple of items because their clearance was an additional 50% off. I got 7 t-shirts and 3 things for Brooke for $39. Ten pieces of clothing for under $40, that's pretty good! Then we all went to Target together because Jenn wanted to pick up some things for her new house and I had to get some things we were running out of. I love Target. Then we went to eat at the food court on base. Yummy!
Today Sarah took Jenn and I to iHop for lunch as thanks for helping her when Alistair was born. I stuffed myself silly. It was so good. I had a bacon, cheese, mushroom and avocado omelet, stuffed french toast with strawberries and hash browns. SOOO good. I love breakfast food.
Brooke was being pretty silly this afternoon. She found the neck warmer I made her and had me put it on. Then she found her daddy's play glasses and her princess crown and became a complete rock star! She is too cute. Her imagination is growing as well. At dinner she'll take pieces of her food and pretends it something else. This week she has made turtles, trees, and frogs. Can you guess what she has been eating?
Etsy shop. They are priced VERY reasonable at $3 for the set. :) Perfect for summer! I think I'll list the other set in a couple of days. And I also think I'll make up some more color combinations. I found some cute ribbon at Joann's and this is just some of the ribbon in these sets. Too cute!