Sunday, May 18, 2008

Camera Critters and Scrumptious Sunday

This little (two inches from nose to tail) critter was right out side our window croaking with such a loud voice it sounded as if he was IN the room. We heard him one night and when I went out the next morning to look, of course he was gone. The next night when he serenaded us again. I went out right then to look. This picture was taken in the middle of the night with the aid of a flashlight.
Misty Dawn hosts Camera Critters.
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Taco Soup

1 1/2 lbs. Hamburger meat

1 medium onion -- chopped

2 cans corn (with liquid)

2 cans Pinto beans (with liquid)

1 can black beans (with liquid)

1can (14-1/2 ounces) tomatoes with liquid (Mexican style)

1 can Ro-tel (mild or hot)

(I never use Ro-tel or my husband wouldn't eat it.)

1 pkg. taco seasoning

1 pkg. ranch dressing mix (not the dip mix, not the low fat version either)

Brown hamburger and season with the onion and garlic, salt and pepper to taste in a large pot. Drain. Add the ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning to the meat and stir well. Do not drain any of the canned ingredients. Add all canned ingredients (including the juice) to the meat. Bring to a boil. Once the soup has been brought to a boil cover and simmer on low for 30-45 min. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with grated cheese or sour cream. Serves 8. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy.

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks!

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Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Well, looky there. He's a nice little froggy. He must've taken a wrong turn at the left lily pad, I think! Great shot.

Texas Travelers said...

I hope the toad didn't go in the soup.

Great double post.

Thanks for the visit.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Cute froggy. The picture is so clear.
I LOVE Taco Soup and this sounds so much like what I make except I usually use chicken. I am going to try ground beef!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

The ranch dressing sounds really interesting, I'll have to try this soon.

Great frog shot.

Have a great week.

fishing guy said...

Sharon: What a great capture, I always thought it was amazing when they could climb up a building.

ratmammy said...

that's amazing how well that photo turned out! thanks for visiting my blog! i'll need to find a photo of your manx!

Nancy said...

Great shot of the frog. Looks like he's got a good face for radio too!
The soup recipe sounds great, I'm gonna make it tonight for supper.
Thanks for sharing.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This sounds delicous--and easy.

Mercedes said...

WOW~what a photo shot!

Mexican food is my favorite-especially Tex-Mex-like you commented on someone's blog! I love tortilla soup-I haven't had taco soup! Love it-I use rotel-but if Jedd realized I did or what it was-he would be picky and wouldn't eat it-lol! Thanks for sharing your camera critters and especially for your Scrumptious Sunday recipe!

Taco Salad at my place!

Have a great day! One week and counting-school will be out-hehe!

Anna said...

Your loud little visitor is so cute!

Also, that taco soup sounds yummy. I will have to try that.

Simply Shannon said...

Such a tiny frog...but I bet he was loud!

Great recipe! I am adding this one to my "to make" list.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Lets hope it spent the night eating wee beasties that might have entred the home.

Mrs. G. said...

That is one ugly frog, but the soup sounds good. I can't find Ro-tel in my area. It irks me.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Frog legs anyone? We will spare this cute wee one. What a great shot for the middle of the night too.

I don't think I've had Taco soup, but I'm sure I would like it. I'm with your husband, though, no Ro-tel for my family.

Willard said...

It looks like you tricked him with the flashlight and ended up with a good photo!

nonizamboni said...

Adorable and
yum, in that order! Thanks for sharing two great posts in one.
Have a lovely week.