The Taco Salad
(Note: you make make this with ground beef, chicken, or black beans, or a mixture - depending on your preference! This time I used only black beans to make it vegetarian friendly, then brought the chicken for whoever wanted to add it in!)
*2 lbs of ground beef, browned
3-4 chicken breasts, baked or boiled and shredded
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
(Use more or less of these proteins - however you like it!)
*1 onion, chopped and sauteed until translucent and fragrant
*4 cans Hunts' stewed tomatoes
*2 cans whole kernel corn
*3-4 packets of taco seasoning, depending on your preference. I like McCormick's or Ortega
*Combine all of the above in a large pot and bring it to a boil/simmer. Then let it simmer on low for anywhere from 30 min. to a couple hours.
Set up a sort of a taco salad bar with:
*Cheese - Mexican blend or sharp cheddar
My family likes to assemble it with the lettuce on the bottom, then a scoop of the mix, a sprinkle of cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. Then we crush the chips on top. I also like to add my favorite salsa sometimes! This is guaranteed to be a hit, and you should have plenty left over! Thanks Mom for this awesome recipe! I am carrying on the tradition. :)
Now for the Bible Study we chose for our next session. We just finished the book, Captivating, which was incredibly impactful for every girl in the group. It definitely met a lot of us right where we were at. I have mentioned it several times, including here and here. If you have not read it, I strongly encourage you to do so. Such powerful truths about realizing our irreplaceable role as beautiful women of great worth.
This time however, we chose to do more of an actual "Bible" study, which is the best kind of study to be doing most of the time anyway! I loved Priscilla Shirer's "Discerning the Voice of God," so we previewed and chose, "He Speaks to Me," which we are really excited about! She is an excellent Bible teacher, and her studies are always extremely applicable and straightforward for living a life of passionately walking with the Lord. You can preview it by going here. I'm exciting to share about what I'm learning through this study in the weeks ahead.
Check out the other "Fabulous Friday Finds" at Frou Frou Decor, and "New Friend Friday" at Trendy Treehouse!
Have a fabulous weekend!